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Seattle Transportation Plan | The draft Seattle Transportation Plan is ready for your review!  

Summary We have used what we have heard from you and your neighbors over the past 18 months to develop the DRAFT Seattle Transportation Plan (STP). We wanted to hear from all community members, especially those who haven’t been heard before, to create a transportation plan that reflects everyone’s needs…. [ Keep reading ]

Beacon Hill Bike Route: Completed safety enhancements + 60% design of the bike route | LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK

Blog stats: 1,300 words | 7-minute read Editor’s Note (August 15, 2023): We originally published this blog post on February 3, 2023, and have updated it since then with the latest information. We recently reached the 60% design milestone for the Beacon Ave S & 15th Ave S Safety Project! By… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Transportation Plan | Working with the Duwamish Valley Sustainability Association to gather feedback on addressing climate change 

Summary In partnership with young people in the Duwamish Valley and the Duwamish Valley Sustainability Association (DVSA), we are introducing the Seattle Climate Game. Using the game, you can tell us how you’d like to contribute to a sustainable Seattle.  Elements of the game like characters and choices you can… [ Keep reading ]

New pavement, sidewalks, trees, and other upgrades to South Park streets to help reduce flooding | LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK 

Summary We have repaved, added new sidewalks, installed drainage infrastructure and planted new trees in South Park as part of a partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) to reduce flooding! The improvements in South Park included: The project is located between 2nd Ave S and 8th Ave S, extending to… [ Keep reading ]

A safer trip between Georgetown and Downtown | LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK 

Summary We’re connecting South Seattle neighborhoods to the regional bike network, keeping freight moving, and making trips safer for people walking and rolling The Georgetown to Downtown Safety Project will link downtown Seattle with historic Georgetown, home to vibrant and diverse neighborhoods with industrial, small business, and manufacturing roots. The… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Routes to School | Ever heard of a Walking School Bus? Our neighbors at Bailey Gatzert Elementary have one, and you can too. 

Thanks to Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, students at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School in the Central District participate in a Walking School Bus to get to school. Read the story from Central Seattle Greenways here. What is a walking school bus? A walking school bus is one tool in the Safe Routes… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | It’s now safer to use 4 major Lake City Way NE intersections 

Summary We made changes at four major intersections along Lake City Way NE (at NE 82nd St, NE 95th St, NE 135th St, and NE 137th St) to improve safety for people walking, rolling, and biking.  Especially in busy, high-traffic areas, we wanted to make it safer and easier for… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We’re making progress on Madison RapidRide G Line construction! At the halfway mark, here’s what we’ve done so far & what’s ahead. 

Summary: The Madison – RapidRide G Line is a partnership between us and King County Metro with significant funding support from Sound Transit and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). It will create a frequent and reliable public transportation line between 1st Ave and Martin Luther King Jr Way. The route… [ Keep reading ]

SEATTLE TRANSIT MEASURE | Thank you, Seattle! We are adding 250+ more bus trips citywide starting March 18 

Summary In partnership with Metro, we are providing more bus service, especially on nights and weekends. We are adding over 250 bus trips per week, particularly on nights and weekends. This means more options for people who depend on public transportation around the clock to get to work, school, or… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Thank you, Seattle! RapidRide H Line will begin traveling from downtown to Burien starting March 18. 

Summary The RapidRide H Line is here! As part of King County Metro’s spring service change on March 18, riders traveling along the 12-mile corridor between Burien, White Center, Delridge and downtown Seattle will experience upgrades to transit stations and improvements to speed and reliability as Route 120 becomes the… [ Keep reading ]