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Check out SDOT’s Life (saving) Guards!

Did the Hoff come to mind? Well, that’s not who/what we’re talking about. In all seriousness, we’re talking about life-saving equipment. While Seattle is consistently recognized as a safe city, there’s always more to do to work toward our Vision Zero goal to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030…. [ Keep reading ]

Year Two: Seattle Transportation Benefit District Performance Report

We’ve released our second annual performance report about voter-approved Proposition 1, which created and funded the Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) to purchase more bus service from Metro, specifically for Seattle residents. The year two report shows that the voters’ investment continues to translate into major transit dividends. Seattle voters were… [ Keep reading ]

An open letter from SDOT’s website ?

Guys, I have a new look! Some of my cousins – SPD, Parks and Recreation, Office of Community Planning and Development to name a few, got their new looks a little before me (but I’m kind of a big deal, so it took a little longer to zhush me up!)…. [ Keep reading ]

Ch-ch-changes for Late Night Parking in Capitol Hill

You may have heard through our Play Like a Parking Pro campaign that we’re making some changes in late night paid parking in Capitol Hill and Pike-Pine. Nightlife is hopping but people who drive can’t easily find a parking space to enjoy it. Results of our 2017 Annual Paid Parking Study show that for… [ Keep reading ]

Safety tips for trick-or-treaters of all ages ?

Maybe you’re headed to a party this weekend, or the kids are getting excited about all the sugar they’re about to acquire on Tuesday. As of now, the forecast is clear through Halloween. If the forecast holds, it’ll be the first dry Halloween in the last 11 years according… [ Keep reading ]

Right Treatment, Right Place: Crosswalk Talk Continues

Over the past week, the SDOT blog illustrated the concept that all pedestrian treatments at signals are not universal. We are committed to choosing the right treatment for the right place in order to have both safe and efficient operation for all transit modes. We also discussed that SDOT is… [ Keep reading ]

Our first Go SEA! Mobility Fair

On a typical stormy Seattle Saturday afternoon, more than 250 Yesler Terrace community members and residents stayed inside with us and came to our first Go SEA! Mobility Fair. You might be wondering, what’s a mobility fair? As part of our Transportation Equity Program, we’re working toward making affordable transportation… [ Keep reading ]

Crosswalk Math!

When voters approved the Levy to Move Seattle in 2015, they agreed to fund a lot of really great stuff: Vision Zero projects: check! Miles and miles of new pavement: got it! New RapidRide corridors: you bet! But you may have missed one of the big commitments that we put forward:… [ Keep reading ]

We Have to Close a Lane on 4th Ave S near Costco for Awhile

Public safety is our top priority at SDOT. So, we had to close the northbound right lane of 4th Avenue South over the Argo bridge (just north of S Dawson St to just south of Costco) for possibly up to twelve months. The bridge has some cracking and needs to be… [ Keep reading ]

Mini grants to help your mini-me(s) get to school safely!

Calling all parents! Have an idea for getting more kids to walk and bike to school? Maybe it’s getting crosswalk flags, starting a student safety patrol program, pulling together a Walk to School Day event (which you now have a full year to plan ?), painting an intersection, or organizing… [ Keep reading ]