Posts categorized under Michaela Wright, Author at SDOT Blog

Addressing safety on Aurora Ave N is a critical step in our work to achieve our Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries on Seattle streets by 2030 

We are committed to achieving our Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries on Seattle streets by 2030. Addressing the safety challenges on Aurora Ave N (State Route 99) is a critical step in our work to achieve this goal. Aurora Ave N, as well as… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Engaging with the public, installing new signs at crosswalks, highlighting everything your Levy dollars made possible in 2021, celebrating Women’s History Month, and more!  

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top blog posts from February. SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – March 2022  1) SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION PLAN | Announcing our community partners and the beginning of public engagement  2) VISION ZERO |… [ Keep reading ]

Our new University District Construction Hub helps people and goods move through work zones and reach their destinations  

You may have noticed a lot of construction going on in the University District. We know that it can be challenging to navigate these work zones, so we’ve established a new University District Construction Hub to help people and goods reach their destinations and travel in and around the neighborhood. … [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Extending outdoor dining and retail permits, completing pavement and safety improvements, helping students, and celebrating Black History Month

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top blog posts from February. SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – February 2022 1) Thank you to the 10,000+ people who took our outdoor dining and retail survey. Here’s what we heard…. [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Responding to winter weather, advancing the final phase of West Seattle Bridge repairs, and discovering the joy of walking in Seattle!

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top blog posts from January. SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – January 2022: 1) Winter storm recap: How we responded in challenging conditions. 2) We filled 15,000 potholes in 2021 and about… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Check out how we’re using trees, plants, and other green infrastructure to help improve the health, safety, and welfare of people (and local zoo animals!)

At the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), we believe environmental health should be improved for future generations through sustainable transportation. One of our major goals is to address the climate crisis through a resilient and environmentally-friendly transportation system. As part of our effort to help slow the pace of climate… [ Keep reading ]

Traveling during the holidays? Skip the traffic, save time, and reduce pollution by considering walking, rolling, biking, or taking transit!

The holiday season is here! This year, do yourself a favor and go car-free if you can for your trips to visit family, do your holiday shopping, and get wherever else you need to go. It could save you time, stress, and reduce traffic congestion to help others travel faster,… [ Keep reading ]

Over the weekend, we celebrated a new street mural in Lake City as part of the Little Brook Stay Healthy Street!

We partnered with Lake City Collective to welcome the community to enjoy the new street mural in the Little Brook neighborhood of Lake City. The street mural was designed by Seattle artist, Romel Belleza (Ilocano, Tlingit & Dishchii Bikoh N’Dee) and was installed in partnership between the Seattle Department of… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | What we learned from A Week Without Driving 

The challenge: Can you go a week without driving?    From October 22-29, Disability Rights Washington challenged elected leaders and transportation and transit agency staff to go without driving themselves for a Week Without Driving. More than 100 participated, including SDOT Director Sam Zimbabwe, members of the SDOT senior leadership team, and staff from across the department. The purpose of the week is… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | We’re constantly working to preserve and maintain our bridges to withstand the test of time.

At SDOT, it’s a core responsibility to provide safe, equitable, and accessible travel options that meet the needs of both current and future generations. We take this public duty very seriously! We own and maintain a wide range of essential transportation infrastructure. In this blog post, we’re focusing on how… [ Keep reading ]