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Have a Safe and Fun Fourth of July Weekend!

Independence Day is just around the corner! As we prepare for a more normal Fourth of July celebration this year, it’s important for Seattleites to keep safety in mind so they can enjoy the holiday weekend with family and friends and prevent any crashes. Around the Fourth, many people head to the parks or attend a friend’s barbecue to… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | New bike lanes, paving, & redesigned intersections are open in Green Lake! Next up: a community celebration on July 31.

Summary  Back in November, we talked about some of the work done around Green Lake to-date, and what lay ahead. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve wrapped up construction– it was 5 years in the making!   Now, people of all ages and abilities can enjoy biking safely in the new… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | The new protected bike lanes on N 34th St are part of a cross-country bike trail that will ultimately span 3,700 miles!

Back in March, we began work on N 34th St. Thank you for your patience as we built new protected bike lanes, safer intersections, and just made things a little smoother in this busy street in Fremont. Here is a bird’s eye view courtesy of Green Lake & Wallingford Safe Streets. We were… [ Keep reading ]

Starting 4th of July weekend, 3 miles of Lake Washington Blvd (from Mt Baker Park to Seward Park) will open to people walking, rolling, and biking on weekends & holidays through at least September. 

Barricades will be placed each Friday afternoon and removed Monday morning. On 4th of July and Labor Day weekends, barricades will be removed the following Tuesday morning. Parking lots are open and will be accessible from the nearest cross street. Those driving to homes along the boulevard because they live there, are visiting, or making deliveries are allowed. Background … [ Keep reading ]

Behind the Scenes | We installed the final span of the Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge over I-5 early Sunday morning!

The massive western bridge span weighs more than 400,000 pounds and now stretches over both the southbound and express lanes of I-5 just south of NE Northgate Way. It connects to the 200,000 pound eastern bridge segment installed above the northbound lanes of I-5 last weekend, and to ramps built… [ 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 ]

BIKE MONTH | Celebrating new and soon-to-come protected bike lanes, neighborhood greenways, and safer intersections across the city

Our vision is to make riding a bicycle a safe, comfortable, and integral part of daily life for people of all ages and abilities in Seattle. That’s why our crews are hard at work building new protected bike lanes, neighborhood greenways, safer intersection crossings, and connections to transit – including three new Link Light Rail… [ Keep reading ]

Vote for your favorite #NameThatSweeper finalists!

We’d like to formally introduce you to our protected bike lane sweeper. Meet OK Broomer! The name was introduced by a 11-year-old boy named Pascal from the Licton Springs neighborhood of Seattle. THANK YOU to the more than 1,500 people who voted in our twitter polls and helped #NameThatSweeper We recently… [ Keep reading ]