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ORCA Opportunity Program provides unlimited 12-month ORCA cards at no cost to thousands of students

Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated the fourth school year of the ORCA Opportunity Program – Seattle’s commitment to free transit for public high school and middle school students. Through the program, the City of Seattle provides 12-month, fully-subsidized ORCA cards to all Seattle Public high school students, income-eligible middle school students, and Seattle Promise Scholars. The card is valid through August 31, 2022 and… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory: Deck scanning on the Spokane St Viaduct may cause slowdowns

We’re doing a “deck scan” of the Spokane St Viaduct to see if we need to do any work to keep it in good condition. **Updated 8/31/21** The Spokane St Viaduct is the elevated street structure between the West Seattle Bridge and I-5 over Georgetown and SoDo. It’s currently open for traffic. A deck scan is one way we understand the condition… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #22

On Thursday, August 12, we held the 22nd West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) Meeting. You can watch the meeting in full by clicking the below link: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #22 At the meeting, we discussed the following. Clicking on the text will bring you to the time in the… [ Keep reading ]

The West Seattle Bridge Weekly Update email is back!

The West Seattle Bridge weekly Friday email is back in your inbox. If you have not already, sign up to receive email updates about the West Seattle Bridge here. As we approach starting construction on the West Seattle High Rise Bridge again, we will send an email each Friday with the latest on the West Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

We are pleased to share the Levy to Move Seattle Q2 2021 Report with you!

Read the full report and Executive Summary. This is our second report in our new streamlined, efficient, and transparent format. Data that outlines our progress towards Levy goals each quarter is now captured in our centralized, interactive online dashboard. We invite you to explore the new dashboard, referring to the “How to Use” infographic on page 16 of the report.   Across the department, we have made significant progress on key Levy deliverables… [ Keep reading ]

We’ll upgrade the Highland Park Way SW and SW Holden St intersection after the West Seattle Bridge reopens

Summary When the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closed in March 2020, the Highland Park neighborhood and the Highland Park Way SW and SW Holden St intersection became part of a detour route. We immediately installed a traffic signal at the intersection to keep people moving safely and efficiently along the detour route. Thanks… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle detour construction is making routes more reliable, safer; please be kind to SDOT Crews and Police Officers doing their jobs

As part of improving one of the detour routes for the West Seattle High Bridge closure, we repaved the 5-way intersection of Delridge, Chelan, Spokane and West Marginal Way SW back in April 2020. Photo Credit: SDOT. Construction you see in West Seattle is making the detour routes function better… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Thank you for celebrating with us! New bike lanes, paving, and more around Green Lake are some of the most significant investments made with your Levy tax dollars.

We were pleased to welcome almost 40 neighbors of all ages on an inaugural bike ride from the Woodland Park Zoo to the Green Lake Community Center. At the Community Center, we met with people to share information about the improvements, hand out bike lights, and cookies from Urban Bakery! We want to say a big “thank you!” to our event partners: Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

With three new Link light rail stations come walking, biking, bus, parking and loading improvements!

Summary Three new Link light rail stations on Sound Transit’s 1 Line arrive October 2 in the U-District, Roosevelt, & Northgate neighborhoods. We are busy getting ready. Take a look at the connections we are working together to make across North Seattle. A new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over I-5 at Northgate reconnects neighborhoods divided for 60 years… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Thank you for joining us in celebrating the new Fairview Ave N Bridge last weekend!

We were so happy to welcome neighbors to enjoy the new Fairview Ave N Bridge at our opening event on July 24. The bridge is officially open to people walking, rolling, biking, driving, and taking transit. We hope you are enjoying it so far! We are grateful to all of… [ Keep reading ]