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New South Beacon Hill stairway and sidewalks support walking to school, transit | LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK

Blog stats: 950 words | 5-minute read At-a-glance: We’re excited to deliver the S Henderson Stairway Project and S Rose St Sidewalk Project to help people living, working, and attending school in Southeast Seattle move around more safely and easily. These projects were each shaped by robust community input and… [ Keep reading ]

WINTER HIGHLIGHTS | Keeping Seattle moving in challenging conditions

Blog stats: 2,000 words | 10-minute read Last fall, we started sharing regular seasonal updates with you. These posts highlight the many things we’re working on to keep you moving safely and efficiently throughout Seattle. So bundle up, grab a hot tea or coffee, and read our highlights from this… [ Keep reading ]

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL | 2021-2022 School Year Highlights!

Blog stats: 800 words | 5-minute read At-a-Glance: Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national movement to make it easier and safer to walk, bike, and roll to school. Our SRTS program is designed to improve safety near schools and encourage more kids to walk, bike, and roll. We… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Routes to School | Ever heard of a Walking School Bus? Our neighbors at Bailey Gatzert Elementary have one, and you can too. 

Thanks to Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, students at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School in the Central District participate in a Walking School Bus to get to school. Read the story from Central Seattle Greenways here. What is a walking school bus? A walking school bus is one tool in the Safe Routes… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We have built over 200 new blocks of sidewalks and repaired sidewalk damage in nearly 70,000 locations since 2015

Summary We’re all pedestrians, so sidewalks make a difference to help everyone get around safely and comfortably in our daily lives. Whether you’re running to catch the bus, headed to the grocery store, or walking and rolling with your family, we are all pedestrians from time to time! Along with… [ Keep reading ]

Black History Month 2023: Recognizing Black community members’ commitment to positive change in Seattle

Blog stats: 1,600 words | 9-minute read Editor’s Note (February 24, 2023): This blog post was developed in close partnership between our SDOT Communications Team and Black Employees Support Team (BEST) employees. SDOT is actively working to center the voices of Black team members, reflect on the significance of Black History… [ Keep reading ]

Vision Zero | Our top-to-bottom review provides a roadmap and new actions to reverse challenging trends in traffic safety

Blog stats: 1,200 words | 7-minute read Editor’s Note (June 15, 2023): We originally published this blog post on February 23, 2023. The period for collecting public feedback has now closed. At-a-Glance: We’ve published a draft “top-to-bottom review” of our Vision Zero initiative, which aims to end traffic-related deaths and… [ Keep reading ]

Construction on Pike and Pine street improvements begins this week!

Blog stats: 1,000 words | 5-minute read Quick link: Sign up to receive Waterfront Seattle’s Pike Pine weekly construction email to stay up to date on the project and what to expect during construction.  Pike Pine Streetscape and Bicycle Improvements Project, part of the Waterfront Seattle Program, is starting construction… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Spokane St Swing Bridge emergency response, free ORCA cards for Seattle Housing Authority residents, and more!

Blog stats: 1,200 words | 8-minute read In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top posts from January. 1) Spokane St Swing Bridge is now reopen following successful repairs and testing After the major ice event in late-December,… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We built smoother sidewalks & protected mature trees on Aurora Ave N!

Blog stats: 600 words | 4-minute read At-a-glance: This week, we finished repairing sidewalks along the eastern side of Aurora Ave N, from NE 85th to N 105th St. The result: safer, smoother travel for people walking and rolling. Our sidewalk repair program is possible thanks to your tax dollars… [ Keep reading ]