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SDOT Mobility Innovations Forum Monday, November 14 at 6 p.m.

SDOT is hosting a speaker series on mobility innovations, running through mid-2017.  Please join us at the first event on Monday, November 14. The City of Seattle is partnering with transit agencies and private mobility services to develop a network of shared mobility hubs throughout the city, providing better mobility… [ Keep reading ]

Your new Vision Zero speed limits

What is happening? Beginning November 7th, new speed limits will be going into effect for city streets.  This is part of Seattle’s Vision Zero initiative to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030. Speed limits for the streets in central Seattle (indicated in blue in the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Launches Safe Routes to School “Let’s Go” Program

The City of Seattle officially launched a new partnership between the City, Seattle Public Schools and Cascade Bicycle Club to provide universal pedestrian and bicycle education at every public Seattle elementary school called “Let’s Go.” The announcement was made at Madrona K-8 School in Seattle. Thanks to everyone involved for… [ Keep reading ]

Westlake Protected Bike Lane Open and Keeping Riders on Track

Things are rolling along on the Westlake protected bike lane after its official grand opening last month. The protected bike lane on the west side of Lake Union connects the Fremont Bridge and surrounding trails and parks to South Lake Union and downtown. Scott Kubly was interviewed by New York-based Streetfilms about the livability… [ Keep reading ]

Fall Mini Grant Funding Now Open for Safe Routes to School Projects

The Seattle Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for the Safe Routes to School Mini Grants of up to $1,000 to fund projects that educate students about pedestrian and bicycle safety and encourage walking and biking to school. Public and private schools, PTAs, and other non-profit organizations may apply…. [ Keep reading ]

How do the Fremont and Ballard Bridge Openings work? (Updated)

Here’s an updated and shortened Blog Video of our behind-the-scenes look at the Fremont and Ballard Bridge openings, and how they work: (Click on HD in Settings to view in High Definition) SDOT operates and maintains over 149 bridges throughout Seattle, including four movable bridges. Three of SDOT’s movable… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Street Scrabble Tournament on Capitol Hill, Wed. 9/28, 1-3pm

Seattle is hosting NACTO (National Association of Transportation Officials) Designing Cities Conference this week. Join the Street Scrabble Tournament Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1 – 3 PM, Where: Denny Way at Broadway in Capitol Hill To sign up for the tournament, e-mail: or go to the NACTO walkshop registration booth Come… [ Keep reading ]

City Officially Opens Westlake Protected Bike Lane

The Westlake protected bike lane on the west side of Lake Union is now officially open, connecting the Fremont Bridge and surrounding trails and parks to South Lake Union and downtown. Driven by an extensive community input process, the completed project addresses the pedestrian, bike and vehicular conflicts the corridor’s… [ Keep reading ]

City Offices are closed Monday, September 5 for the Labor Day Holiday

The Seattle Department of Transportation is closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. On-street parking is free in Seattle on Monday for the holiday. We wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day holiday weekend. Q: When did it become a national holiday and why? A: Labor Day as… [ Keep reading ]

Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit Design Input Open House Dates: August 3, 4, 9  

Please join SDOT at upcoming open houses to learn more about Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), which will begin construction in 2018. SDOT has worked closely with the community to design Madison Street BRT and is continuing to seek community input. Madison Street BRT will provide high-frequency, fast, reliable,… [ Keep reading ]