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Update: Automated Enforcement pilot program adds cameras to increase data set for a more robust analysis

Update March 28, 2024: This blog post was originally posted in November 2021 and has been updated with the latest information. Update (March 2024) Block the box traffic safety camera at the follow locations will be activated on April 8, 2024. Once activated, the new traffic camera will photograph the license… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle releases Climate Change Response Framework to reduce transportation emissions 

At-a-glance We are proud to release our first-ever Climate Change Response Framework (CCRF)! This will be our guide to reducing transportation emissions and making progress on the goals and strategies contained in Mayor Harrell’s OneSeattle Transportation & Climate Justice Executive Order. At SDOT, we have a responsibility to make Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) closing to people driving, walking and biking: October 7 – 14

The Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) is a vital connection across the West Duwamish Waterway, particularly for people biking or walking and for truck drivers and workers accessing Terminal 5. The structure was built in 1991 and opens for marine vessels around 1,500 times yearly (an average of four… [ Keep reading ]

The West Seattle Bridge is safe and strong one year after reopening

At-a-glance On the 1-year anniversary of opening, the West Seattle Bridge gets a clean bill of health. The West Seattle Bridge reopened to traffic one year ago on September 17, 2022, after being closed 2 ½ years for repair. At that time, the bridge was determined to be safe and… [ Keep reading ]

Vision Zero | We’re accelerating Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) signal rollout throughout the city

At-a-glance Failure to yield to pedestrians is one of the leading causes of crashes in Seattle. At traffic signals, incidents involving vehicle drivers turning account for 35 percent of all pedestrian-involved crashes citywide. Earlier this year, we published a top-to bottom review of our Vision Zero initiative, which aims to… [ Keep reading ]

Vision Zero | We’ve elevated our City Traffic Engineer to Chief Transportation Safety Officer 

Blog stats: 950 words | 5-minute read At-a-glance SDOT Director Greg Spotts has elevated our City Traffic Engineer, Venu Nemani, to the position of Chief Transportation Safety Officer. In this leadership role, Venu will report to Senior Deputy Director Francisca Stefan and will lead the Vision Zero team, allowing for… [ Keep reading ]

No Turn On Red restrictions expanding to Aurora Ave I Vision Zero

Blog stats: 950 words I 5-minute read Editor’s note (September 15, 2023): We originally published this blog post on May 4, 2023, and have updated it since then with the latest information.  At-a-glance We’re adding 59 new No Turn on Red signs at multiple intersections along Aurora Ave N!  One… [ Keep reading ]