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New! ‘Flip Your Trip West Seattle’ encourages use of transit, vanpool, shared bikes and scooters during the West Seattle Bridge closure

Starting today, people who live or work in West Seattle can visit FlipYourTrip.org to sign up for a comprehensive travel options program that includes a $25 sign-up bonus for free rides on transit and scooter/bike-share, or free vanpool fares. The program also offers trip planning assistance, special informational events, as well as an opportunity to earn more free rides.  We launched Flip Your Trip West Seattle to support people in getting around without driving… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | The Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge is almost here! We’re celebrating all the ways we’ve designed and built the bridge to help our community thrive

Join us on October 2 for the grand opening of the Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge and ribbon cutting ceremony. Visit our website for event details.  First up: designing for accessibility.  The City of Seattle strives to make city programs, services, and activities equally accessible to all. The Northgate Pedestrian and… [ Keep reading ]

We traveled to West Seattle on the Water Taxi with Seattleites from the Lake City and South Park Senior Centers!

Together with the Lake City and South Park Senior Centers, we recently took a couple of field trips as part of our Senior Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) Program! On the trip, we took the bus with senior Seattle residents from the Lake City and South Park Senior Centers to the Water Taxi in downtown. We rode the Water Taxi to West Seattle, and enjoyed lunch from local restaurant Marination Ma Kai. Yum!  Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Community… [ Keep reading ]

What do you need to walk, roll, or bike to school safely? Our Safe Routes to School program is ready to fund your ideas with Mini Grants all year long.

Summary Can you think of something that would make it safer for you to walk, roll, or bike to school? Safe Routes to School Mini Grants are for small projects like bicycle helmets, lights, pedestrian crossing flags, Walking School Buses, and more. New! We are offering the Mini Grants on a rolling basis. Nonprofits, Seattle schools, and… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

Share your thoughts on the future of the Delridge Way SW Pedestrian Bridge

What you need to know: We installed a community requested crosswalk and walk signal as part of the Delridge Way SW – RapidRide H Line project at SW Oregon St and are considering if making the pedestrian bridge earthquake safe and continuing ongoing maintenance is still the right approach. Take… [ Keep reading ]

Up to 2,000 Seattle employees in Chinatown, Japantown, Little Saigon, and Pioneer Square will receive an unlimited ORCA card as part of our new ORCA Recovery Card program!

UPDATE | August 25, 2021 We are distributing ORCA Recovery Cards in Occidental Square on: Monday, August 30, from 10am – 1pm   Tuesday, August 31, from 3pm – 6pm For more information and eligibility requirements, visit our webpage. Click here to preregister.  To help get Seattle employees to work affordably and… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Best of the Month | Reflecting on Bike Everywhere Month

We celebrated Bike Everywhere Month here at SDOT and with our partners and neighbors across the city. Days are continuing to get warmer and longer, and bike lanes are popping up everywhere! Watch our Celebrate Bike Everywhere Month With Us video and take a peek at all the new bike facilities we’ve… [ Keep reading ]

Starting in July, a new $20 vehicle license fee invests more in safe streets, sidewalks, bike lanes, and strong bridges

Earlier this spring, a spend plan developed in collaboration with modal, labor, and equity stakeholders for the new $20 vehicle license fee (VLF) was shared with City Council. The plan prioritized safety, equity, and maintaining Seattle’s streets, sidewalks and bridges. In May, City Council approved its implementation for the second half of 2021.  Aligning with our goal to build, operate, and maintain an accessible transportation system that… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT is partnering with Outdoors for All to offer free adaptive cycle rentals for people with disabilities this summer

Summary Outdoors for All’s Adaptive Cycling Center is open for the summer! Stop by on Wednesday-Sunday through September to rent an adaptive cycle for free. SDOT and Outdoors for All’s partnership allows people with disabilities to rent a variety of adaptive cycles for free. We talked with the Lawson family about their experience renting adaptive cycles. We’re excited to support… [ Keep reading ]