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How we caught the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge deterioration

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) does not take chances when it comes to public safety. That’s why, on Monday, March 23, weclosed West Seattle High-Rise Bridge to all trafficand are redirecting the traveling public. During our shared effort to combat the public health crisis caused by COVID-19, it’s especially… [ Keep reading ]

Temporary Closure of All Public-Facing Customer Service Counters to Combat Spread of COVID-19

To protect the health and safety of our staff and customers, and to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, we will close our public-facing customer service counters starting Monday, March 16.  We expect to reopen our counters Monday morning, March 23, but will continue to evaluate this timeline as the… [ Keep reading ]

Hey Ballard! Here’s what’s happening at 24th Ave NW & NW Market St

Starting Monday, September 16, the north half of the 24th Ave NW and NW Market St intersection will be closed to replace an aging water main and complete paving work. The entire intersection is scheduled to be closed Saturday, September 21 and will reopen Monday, September 23, to allow… [ Keep reading ]

Positive Results from Seattle’s Safest Driver 2.0

Behavior change behind the wheel? There’s an app for that.  After 8-weeks of friendly competition, the chance to win $5,000, and the goal of improving safety on our streets, we’re excited to announce the winner of Seattle’s Safest Driver 2.0! Winner, winner, chicken dinner $5,000 check Let’s… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Bike Advisory Board seeking new members: Apply now

Do you love your two-wheel ride? Are you passionate about making Seattle a place that is safe and easy for people who bike? The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board (SBAB) is seeking at least three new members. Consider applying for this 2 year volunteer position. Who Is SBAB? … [ Keep reading ]

A big step forward for pedestrian safety

Sometimes it’s the small things that add up to big changes. That’s exactly the case when it comes to leading pedestrian intervals (LPIs), the technical term for re-timing traffic signals to give pedestrians a 3-7 second head start in the crosswalk before people driving get a green light. It’s just… [ Keep reading ]

Notes from the road: sage advice from Seattle’s Safest travelers

We’re 3 weeks in to Seattle’s Safest Driver (our 8-week competition complete with prizes) and have some fun stories to share below. But first, a call to action.   Get in the game – download today If you haven’t yet downloaded the app, it’s not too late to get… [ Keep reading ]

HEY, YOU! — YEA, YOU! SEATTLE’S SAFEST DRIVER 2.0 (launches 5/13)

Think you’re Seattle’s safest driver? Prove it & win. When it comes to traffic safety & moving toward Vision Zero, it’s about a culture change. It’s a shift from accepting accidents, to preventing crashes and making streets safer for everyone. This shift is going to take some big… [ Keep reading ]

Did somebody say munchies? Plan before you party this 4/20.

If you had to use Doritos, Reeses, & popcorn to create the best munchie, what would you make? Yesterday, we buddied up with Lyft, local media personalities, cannabis retailers, and safe streets partners for a cooking showdown to answer that question, but more importantly, raise awareness around impaired… [ Keep reading ]

This Sunday, Mar 31: More landscape maintenance on Mercer St.

Our landscape crews will continue maintenance and cleanup of the medians on Mercer St between Terry Ave N and Fairview Ave N this Sunday, March 31, 2019. The lanes adjacent to the median (both the east and westbound) will be closed from 7 AM to 3:30 PM. Thanks… [ Keep reading ]