Posts categorized under Sara Davis, Author at SDOT Blog

Temporary Parking Changes: Free street parking & lifting time limit restrictions

Today Mayor Durkan announced we will temporarily eliminate paid and time-limited street parking rules to support residents staying healthy at home and essential workers. “To improve access to parking for the City’s essential workers, residents remaining at home, or residents visiting essential services, we can provide a small relief for… [ Keep reading ]

Here’s how to stay up-to-date on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge updates & some FAQs

On a typical spring day, 100,000 vehicles travel along the West Seattle Bridges. Today, due to safety concerns, the High-Rise bridge is closed to all traffic. The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure has a real impact on West Seattle residents, especially those who now have to travel five miles out… [ Keep reading ]

Street Vending During COVID-19: What You Need to Know

At lunchtime, on any given weekday, about 80 different food trucks and carts that have our vending permits offer a variety of options for lunch ranging from wood fire pizzas, to traditional Indian fare, to gluten free bowls and everything in between. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit Seattle. During a… [ Keep reading ]

Temporary changes to parking regulations remain in effect until further notice

On March 21 we announced temporary changes to how we manage and enforce parking in the city as parking needs have changed in recent weeks. These changes will remain in effect until further notice. Working with the Seattle Police Department and Mayor Jenny Durkan, we’ve found ways to adapt the… [ Keep reading ]

Meeting (and exceeding) 2019 Levy to Move Seattle deliverables

2019 was the biggest year to date for Levy to Move Seattle projects. We invested $222M in projects that made walking and biking routes safer, improved our sidewalks and busiest arterials, and created better access to transit. We’re happy to report that we met or exceeded almost every levy delivery… [ Keep reading ]

Recap of March 30 Seattle City Council briefing on West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

This morning we presented to Seattle City Council the background that led us to close the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, our next steps forward, and how we’re managing traffic in the meantime. We’re committed to clear communications and transparency and want to share that same information with you. We encourage… [ Keep reading ]

Bike share & car share companies step up cleaning practices since onset of COVID-19

Bike share and car share remain options for essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic and the State of Washington’sStay Home, Stay Healthyorder. On Monday, March 23, Governor Inslee announced aStay Home, Stay Healthyorder to require Washingtonians to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity. We expect all… [ Keep reading ]

We’re launching a parking permit program for healthcare workers on front lines of the COVID-19 response

“Our healthcare workers in Seattle are fighting hard for all of us during this challenging time and we need to do everything we can to make their jobs easier,” said Mayor Durkan.  Today, Mayor Durkan announced a new Hospital Staff Parking Permit Program which will give healthcare workers access to free… [ Keep reading ]

Here’s a recap of transit changes in Seattle this week

There’s been a ton of transit changes this week! Transit agencies across the region are responding to decreased ridership since the onset of COVID-19 by decreasing service, suspending fare collection, and changing the way passengers board. There’s also been planned service changes and major construction completion. Transit planning resources, such… [ Keep reading ]

Alternate Routes for West Seattle High-rise Bridge closure

Yesterday, out of an abundance of caution, we closed West Seattle High-Rise Bridge to all traffic due to accelerated concrete cracking that was identified during a regular bridge inspection. We know that this is an inconvenience to many traveling to and from West Seattle and appreciate everyone’s patience. All vehicles… [ Keep reading ]