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On-street paid parking summer rate adjustments take effect on July 11. Plus, pay by phone option now available for commercial vehicle load zones.

Summary: On Monday, July 11, on-street paid parking rate adjustments in Seattle will take effect. Rates are set based on real-world data to help ensure enough parking spots are available at locations around the city at various times of day. Overall, rates remain low at many locations, with approximately 75%… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Better intersections, bike lanes, sidewalks, and pavement arrive in northeast Seattle! 

Summary We are excited to share that the 15th Ave NE Paving Project is complete! The improvements we made are a combination of many projects including paving, biking, Vision Zero, and Safe Routes to School!    15th Ave NE is a busy street connecting University District, Ravenna, and Maple Leaf neighborhoods,… [ Keep reading ]

Know before you go: quick travel tips for a busy 4th of July weekend

This weekend is the 4th of July – often a busy time for summer travel, and also a weekend full of summer construction and events. WSDOT’s Revive I-5 work continues this weekend to replace aging expansion joints on I-5 near downtown Seattle, and we have work planned on the Spokane… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Transit Measure | We’re adding bus-only lanes on sections of Rainier Ave S to make transit more reliable and help save you time

Please note: this blog post is also available in additional languages via the links below, including Spanish, Amharic, Somali, Tigrinya, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Chinese (Traditional), and Arabic: Seattle Transit Measure (Iniciativa de transporte público) | Estamos agregando carriles exclusivos para autobuses en secciones de Rainier Ave S para hacer que el… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve been preparing for a potential major earthquake in the region. Here’s how YOU can get ready too.

QUICK LINKS – How You Can Prepare: For additional resources on how you can prepare for a large-scale earthquake or other natural disaster, please visit the Seattle Office of Emergency Management’s website or read more in this blog post. Overview Team SDOT recently participated in “Cascadia Rising,” a multi-agency exercise… [ Keep reading ]

Headed to the Fremont Fair this weekend? Consider taking transit, biking, walking, or rolling, and leave yourself extra travel time!

The Fremont Fair is one of Seattle’s iconic community celebrations, ringing in the start of summer over the solstice weekend with 300+ craft vendors, the annual solstice parade, live local music, delicious food and drink options, and more. We encourage anyone planning to attend the event to plan ahead and… [ Keep reading ]

THIS IS ONLY A TEST – Cascadia Rising Earthquake Preparedness Exercise | The Seattle/Puget Sound region has experienced a major earthquake event – important safety & transportation updates in the City of Seattle #CascadiaRising2022 #TestTestTest

Editor’s Note (June 14, 2022, 10:40 a.m.): This blog post is part of a multi-agency training exercise called “Cascadia Rising.” Federal, state, and local government agencies across the Puget Sound region, Washington State, and the Pacific Northwest prepare for a coordinated response to a simulated major earthquake event, as part… Filed Under: Accessibility, Community Involvement, News Release, Safety, SDOT, Transit, Travel AdvisoryTagged With: , , , , , ,

This summer, we’re improving Ballard Ave NW for people walking and nearby businesses

We are partnering with Councilmember Dan Strauss, the Ballard Alliance, and local businesses to improve mobility and access for people walking and businesses on Ballard Ave NW between 20th Ave NW and 22nd Ave NW, also known as the Ballard Ave Café Street. In 2020, we worked with Ballard Ave… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Transit Measure | We are giving free, unlimited ORCA Recovery cards to people working in food service and grocery industries in Rainier Beach and Othello 

It’s not too late to get your ORCA Recovery Card! Check out the eligibility requirements below and if you qualify, register using a link below.  ORCA Recovery Card Registration – Othello and Rainier Beach የኦርካ ማግኛ ካርድ ምዝገባ (ORCA Recovery Card Registration) -ኦቴሎ እና ሬኒየር ቢች ORCA 复工卡登记 – Othello… [ Keep reading ]

Highlights from Seattle Transit Measure annual report – providing more bus service and greater transit access to community members in Seattle

We recently published the first annual report for the Seattle Transit Measure, a funding measure passed in 2020 with support from over 80% of Seattle voters. The Seattle Transit Measure replaces the Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD), which Seattle voters originally approved in 2014 and which expired at the end… [ Keep reading ]