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Debrief of last weekend’s 48-hour closure of the University Bridge: What happened, how we responded, and lessons learned

Summary: Maintaining a transportation system that reliably connects people to where they need to go is one of our primary goals. After an electrical malfunction required the closure of the University Bridge on Friday, November 12, our crews worked that day and throughout the weekend to safely reopen the bridge… [ Keep reading ]

Starting in 2022, a new traffic camera pilot program will automatically ticket drivers who illegally use transit lanes or block crosswalks and intersections

We have chosen eight locations around downtown Seattle to add new traffic cameras to automatically enforce laws preventing people in cars from illegally driving in bus lanes or blocking crosswalks and intersections. The locations were selected in coordination with the Seattle Police Department (SPD). These cameras are intended to help… [ Keep reading ]

Changes coming to Alaskan Way with new southbound lanes set to open as soon as Monday, November 15

The Waterfront Seattle Program has been busy constructing the new Alaskan Way since late 2019, following the completion of the Alaskan Way Viaduct removal. Shifting traffic to the east between S King and Marion streets last December allowed Waterfront Seattle to construct new southbound lanes, along with new sidewalks and… [ Keep reading ]

Three vaccination clinics open now in South Lake Union, West Seattle, and Rainier Beach – here’s how you can travel to your free COVID-19 vaccine or booster appointment

Editor’s Note: This blog post was updated on November 30, 2021 to add information about the new Rainier Beach Vaccination Clinic and how to travel to your vaccine or booster appointment, as well as other minor updates throughout to provide the latest information. More details are also available on the… [ Keep reading ]

ORCA Recovery Cards have empowered more people to take transit to work, school, errands, visit friends and family, and more

Click on the image below to see a full-size infographic about the program. This summer, we gave unlimited ORCA cards to 1,665 people working in the Chinatown, Little Saigon, Japantown, and Pioneer Square neighborhoods in food service and grocery industries. These “ORCA Recovery Cards” are valid through the end of 2021. We’re grateful to everyone who came… [ Keep reading ]

New travel options: walk, bike, roll, or take transit to the new Climate Pledge Arena in Uptown!

Summary: Walk, bike, or roll to the next Climate Pledge Arena event: We’ve been busy installing several new connections to help people safely and more easily travel to the new arena, and move through the Uptown neighborhood. Ride transit to the new arena: Transit is a great option too –… [ Keep reading ]

The leaves are falling and autumn is officially here! It’s time to clear our sidewalks and start preparing for winter weather

낙엽이 떨어지는 계절, 공식적인 가을이 되었습니다! 이제는 보도를 정리하고 겨울 날씨에 대비할 때입니다. 落葉紛飛,秋天如期而至!是清理我們的人行道並開始為冬季天氣做準備的時候了 Caleemaha ayaa dhacaya oo dayrta ayaa si rasmi ah halkan u joogta! Waxaa la joogaa waqtigii aan nadiifin lahayn waddooyinkeena oo aan bilaabi lahayn u diyaargarowga cimilada jiilaalka Lá đã rụng vậy là mùa thu chính… [ Keep reading ]

Walktober is here! Fun ideas to rack up the miles with your family and friends this month

Summary: Walktober: Each year, we celebrate walking and rolling during the entire month of October (aka Walktober)! Walktober features a variety of ways to get involved and get active. FeetFirst and other community-led organizations across the region have seen robust participation each year since 2015! Safe Routes to School: October… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Now open to riders: New 4th Ave protected bike lane through downtown Seattle is officially complete – come check it out!

Summary: This past weekend, crews completed the final sections of the new 4th Avenue protected bike lane through downtown Seattle, with connections to the broader Center City Bike Network in and around downtown Seattle. This project was made possible with tax dollars from the Levy to Move Seattle. Thank you,… [ Keep reading ]