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Summer outreach recap: Thank you for coming out and speaking with us at community events!

This summer, we attended events throughout Seattle to hear from you about your transportation needs and share updates about some exciting projects happening in neighborhoods across the city. Our staff and consultants participated in over 30 events, farmers markets, and festivals. Our outreach efforts would not have been possible without… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | The school year is starting! Learn how your student can get to school safely and smoothly 

Summary:  A new school year starts on September 7 at Seattle Public Schools! This blog post features ways for students to get to school safely and effectively, as well as highlighting our ongoing work to improve safe travel to schools.  Thanks to the Levy to Move Seattle, we completed 22… [ Keep reading ]

Building bridges: The history behind the Fremont, University, and Ballard bridges 

Seattle is full of history everywhere you look, including our movable bridges along the Ship Canal! Built in the early 1900s, the Fremont, University, and Ballard bridges are 3 of the many bridges we own, operate, inspect, and maintain throughout the city. The nearby Montlake Bridge is owned and operated… [ Keep reading ]

Staying safe in the heat wave: how we’re protecting city infrastructure and reminders for safe and healthy travel 

While Seattle’s summer weather had been relatively mild in recent weeks, hotter temperatures have arrived, with highs near the lower 90s expected much of this week. It is important we keep our streets and bridges cool as intense heat can cause damage. Thankfully, our crews are standing by and ready… [ Keep reading ]

We’re attending community events this summer – come chat with us about transportation in Seattle! 

Please note: you can click here to jump down to the list of events we’ll be attending this summer. In past years, our team would table at community events around the city to speak with people about their transportation needs, City programs and projects happening or coming up in their… [ Keep reading ]

We celebrated the publication of our Transportation Equity Framework at a community event on June 29! 

On Wednesday, June 29 SDOT’s Transportation Equity Workgroup members held a community celebration in Beacon Hill to commemorate the work that went into to completing and publishing our Transportation Equity Framework (TEF). Held at the Centilia Cultural Center, the TEW community celebration was a great experience for SDOT staff and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle by Bike: We’ve updated our bike guide with the latest information on bicycling around the city! 

In 2014, we published a bike guide detailing how to get around Seattle by bike.  Given the major bicycle infrastructure investments we’ve made since that time to help strengthen Seattle’s bicycle network, we decided it was time to publish an updated, refreshed 2022 bike guide to help new and experienced… [ Keep reading ]

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022 | Roadside Chat with Fred Perez, SDOT Curb Space Management Supervisor

This month is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) month, a time when we celebrate the contributions and achievements by AAPI community members. The first official U.S. commemoration of AAPI heritage dates back to the late 1970’s, where Congress proposed a week dedicated to commemorating the accomplishments of AAPI individuals… [ Keep reading ]

Women’s History Month 2022: Roadside Chat with SDOT team members

March is Women’s History Month, a time when we recognize the many achievements women have made in the past, as well as celebrate the pathways we are currently forging for the future. Mentioned in our previous blog highlighting International Women’s Day on March 8, we at the Seattle Department of… [ Keep reading ]

Women’s History Month 2022: Celebrating Women Who are Making History Around the Globe 

Today (March 8, 2022) is International Women’s Day! Please join us through today’s blog post to learn more about the event and its significance. We’ll also share more updates later this month to celebrate Women’s History Month throughout the month of March! In March of 1908, a women-led labor movement… [ Keep reading ]