Posts categorized under Katie Olsen, Author at SDOT Blog

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | From January to March (Q1 2022), we expanded our bike network, made bridges safer, planted more trees, improved some of our busiest streets, and more with your Levy dollars.

We are pleased to present the Q1 2022 Levy to Move Seattle Report! This report highlights our work from January to March 2022 that was funded by your tax dollars through the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle. All of this information, and much more, can also be found in the… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | The Fairview Ave N Bridge has won two Public Works Project of the Year awards from the American Public Works Association! 

The Fairview Ave N Bridge has won two awards from the American Public Works Association (APWA)! The National Public Works Project of the Year award The Washington State chapter Public Works Project of the Year award The awards were won in the Structures category, in the $25 million-$75 million division. … [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Our 2021 Annual Report highlights everything your Levy dollars made possible last year 

Read the 2021 Annual Report. Note: The 2021 Annual Report is now available on the Levy to Move Seattle Materials webpage. Sign up to receive email updates about the Levy to Move Seattle, every other week. 2021 was a very big year for the Levy to Move Seattle! “The Levy… [ Keep reading ]

SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION PLAN | Announcing our community partners and the beginning of public engagement

የሲያትል የማመላለሻ እቅድ | የማህበረሰብ አጋሮቻችንን ማሳወቅ እና የህዝብ ተሳትፎ ጅምር EL PLAN DE TRANSPORTACIÓN DE SEATTLE | Anunciando a nuestros socios comunitarios y el comienzo de la participación pública シアトル市交通計画(STP)|コミュニティ・パートナーのご紹介と市民の皆様とのエンゲージメント開始のお知らせ ផែនការដឹកជញ្ជូននៃទីក្រុង Seattle | ប្រកាសអំពីដៃគូសហគមន៍របស់យើង និងការចាប់ផ្តើមនៃការចូលរួមជាសាធារណៈ 시애틀 교통 계획 | 지역 사회 파트너 발표 및 공개 참여 시작 СИЭТЛ |… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | A safer, smoother, more accessible 15th Ave S

Recently, we made some big improvements to 15th Ave S in southeast Seattle, thanks to the Levy to Move Seattle. We had everyone in mind – people walking, rolling, biking, driving, and taking transit – when we designed these improvements around Jefferson Park.   If you’re in the area, you’ll see: … [ Keep reading ]

We ♥ Seattle students! With your help, SDOT made it easier and safer for students to get to school in 2021.

Our vision for Seattle students is to start their day experiencing the benefits of walking, rolling, and biking to school: having fun, feeling safe, strengthening connections to their communities, arriving to school ready to learn, and improved physical and mental health. In 2021, we completed projects benefiting almost 30 different schools. The Levy to Move… [ Keep reading ]

Heads up, travelers: Heavy rains, melting snow, and high winds are causing traffic disruptions across Seattle

Due to melting snow and heavy rain, we’re responding to flooding, landslides, downed trees, and power outages throughout Seattle, including West Seattle and South Park on the West Seattle Bridge detour routes. Look for fallen trees, flooding, landslides, power and traffic signal outages to affect commutes now through the weekend as we respond and clean up. Be safe out there. Street… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | The future of Seattle’s Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School is a national movement to make it easier and safer for students to walk and bike to school. Like many cities, we have a Safe Routes to School program at SDOT focused on reaching this goal in Seattle. Through our program, we teach students the joys and health benefits of… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT, Sound Transit, King County Metro, and Community Transit win national “Best Transit Expansion” award of 2021!

We at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and our partners have been recognized as part of TransitCenter’s 2021 “Frequencies” Awards! The award recognizes the regional coordination and infrastructure improvements that went into the Northgate Link Extension project.  Watch the announcement from TransitCenter, below: TransitCenter is a national foundation that works to improve public transit and urban mobility through grantmaking, research, technical… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | New West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway takes you from Alaska Junction to the High Point Library, Fairmount Park, and all the way to Roxhill Elementary School

The West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway improves bicycle connections between Alaska Junction and Westwood Village, and everywhere in between. We added the last four miles of the neighborhood greenway this year, and are pleased to welcome you and your neighbors to enjoy the ride!  We began this two-phase project in 2016 with a mission to improve the connectivity and… [ Keep reading ]