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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 ]

Offices Closed for Veterans Day

  In observance of the Veterans Day holiday City of Seattle offices are closed today, November 11, 2011.  Thank you to all military veterans for service to the United States of America.

Your bike can ride buses too

Just in case you haven’t heard…as of February 5, King County Metro dropped its restriction on loading bikes on buses at transit stops in downtown Seattle’s Ride Free Area. They tested this over the last year and evaluated that safety, operation, and on-time performance were not affected. So that means… [ Keep reading ]

Know Before You Go – Let SDOT Chart Your Course

Despite below freezing temperatures and a dusting of snow on the ground, major construction projects are underway throughout Seattle.  Major projects are occuring on 15th Avenue NE, Mercer Street, the southern segment of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, and along Spokane Street in SODO just to name a few.  And this is… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Sealth Trail – a thing of beauty…

Let the record show, the northward extension of Chief Sealth Trail is a thing of beauty, as evidenced by photos posted here. Much of the work to extend the trail, from Beacon Avenue S to S Angeline Street/15th Avenue S, was completed in 2010. Recently final elements wrapped up, including… [ Keep reading ]

Real – Time Data Improves Traffic Flow on City Streets

You are heading home from a late night dinner on Aurora Avenue N and the traffic signals seem to be working in your favor. Cruising at the speed limit, you are getting through each intersection on green lights. If you are sitting at the light on a side street like… [ Keep reading ]

Waterfront Seattle Kicks Off

More than 960 people packed the Seattle Aquarium to kick-off an effort to re-shape Seattle’s waterfront post-viaduct. James Corner of james corner field operations gave an exciting slide presentation that walked people through their approach to redesigning the waterfront. You can check out the slide show, and watch a video… [ Keep reading ]