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When kids go back to school after summer vacation.

Regarding: Summer Remember that feeling when summer vacation was over and it was time to go back to school?  We feel you, Smeagol! The world has changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once… [ Keep reading ]

UPDATE! 3rd Ave transit improvements – Starts Mon. Aug. 20

Starting this Monday, August 20 fall. As the Washington State Department of Transportation plans for a full three-week closure as early as this fall, of SR 99 downtown – the Alaskan Way Viaduct – and the opening of a new SR 99 tunnel under downtown, we’re ramping up our strategy to deal… [ Keep reading ]

What’s Coming Down the Pike for Transportation Equity?

Did you know that we have a Transportation Equity Program? In 2017, we created the Transportation Equity Program to prioritize affordable transportation options and address transportation inequities in our city. Transportation is currently the second highest household cost after housing and Seattle continues to grow at a rapid pace. We… [ Keep reading ]

Convention Place Station bus stops relocate July 21!

As of July 21, Convention Place Station bus stops relocate to 9th Ave, between Olive Way and Pine St (see green circles on map below), making way for continued Washington State Convention Center expansion. The 7 impacted bus routes serving the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel are: Metro routes 41, 74, 101, 102, 150, 255  Sound… [ Keep reading ]

The good guys: Concrete Evidence.

Boots on the ground. Recently, we told you about our steel-toed warriors, the hard-working Maintenance Operations concrete crew. Granted, the story had no cliffhangers…like Stallone in the ’93 action thriller heist… …but the story does have a surprise ending! These guys love the feeling of leaving things better than they found them; essentially,… [ Keep reading ]

The Steel-toed Warriors and their concrete dedication.

Evidence of concrete dedication. ?? WE LOVE OUR MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS CONCRETE TEAM! They are on the front lines every day, making our city better for everyone. Our four 11-person crews maintain our citywide infrastructure and their accessibility work is evident across Seattle. In the last couple of weeks, three of our… [ Keep reading ]

BIKE SHARE | Survey’s Juicy Details!

Worldwide, bike share systems have given people an easy and convenient way to hop on a bike. In growing cities like Seattle, this helps add transportation options for people to beat congestion in a space-efficient and carbon-free way. Also, it gives added motivation to get outside and exercise! Seattle was… [ Keep reading ]

The new Seattle Accessible Route Planner

It’s been a year since we launched the Seattle Accessible Route Planner, an online tool that helps travelers, particularly those of us living with disabilities, to navigate the city’s sidewalks, curb ramps, and street crossings. We’ve updated a few thing: added functions, improved its look and feel, and hopefully, made it… [ Keep reading ]

Transportation is the Key?️

For decades, Seattle Center and KeyArena have been hosting major events and millions of visitors per year in our region. That’s why the prospect of continuing the tradition with a revitalized KeyArena is so exciting. There’s a big advantage to opening a remodeled KeyArena at Seattle Center: superior transportation options…. [ Keep reading ]

Connecting Magnolia Bike Commuters to the City Bike Network

Magnolia will soon be better connected to the citywide bike network with a new protected bike lane (PBL) along Gilman Avenue W, but not without a few bumps (pun intended) along the way. We’ve heard you Magnolia, and we recognize your concerns about the project. Some residents feel the community input process wasn’t thorough. We take… [ Keep reading ]