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SDOT Best of the Month | November’s Behind-the-Scenes Projects, Roadside Chats, Scooter Updates, Holiday Stay Healthy Blocks, & More

In thisSDOT Best of the Month, we’llhighlight some of (non-West Seattle Bridge!) projects that made news – and some that didn’t. Crews Repair the Spokane St Viaduct in 27 Hours Straight Urban Forestry Team Extends the Life of 12 Trees in Pioneer Square Safe Routes to Schools Projects Near Rainier… [ Keep reading ]

Scooter Share Update: All three operators have now launched! Please keep the rules of the road in mind when riding.

Summary LINK, Wheels, and Lime havereceived their permitsand have launched operations in Seattle! We want the scooter share program to be successful, and to do that weneed everyone to follow the rules of the roadandpark your scooters correctly.Bikes and scooters blocking sidewalks can cause significant accessibility issues. We’realso increasingeducation and… [ Keep reading ]

Washington State’s new bicycle “Safety Stop” law allows people biking to treat stops signs as yield signs with some exceptions.

Summary On October 1, Washington State’s new bicycle“Safety Stop” lawallowspeople bikingto treat stop signs as yield signs, with a coupleofimportant exceptions. People biking must still fully stop at stoplights, stop signs on school buses, and stop signs at railroad crossings. This also doesn’t change the rules of the road for… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT invites three scooter share companies to seek permits after a thorough selection process!

Followinga carefulreviewprocess,we’ve invitedthree potential scooter companies (Lime,Wheels, andLINK) to seek permits. This is one of thefinal stepstowardslaunchingthe newScooterShareProgramauthorized by Seattle City Council earlier this week, and is the culmination ofmonths ofplanningand coordinationtocreate a safe, equitable,andaccessible scooter share programbased on ongoingconversations withthe community,stakeholders, and public safety experts. We expect that people… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Scooter Share program reaches important milestone and rolls toward Seattle City Council

Editor’s note: Updated on Aug 19 to reflect City Council committee vote We have made a lot of progress (and a lot has changed) since we announced plans to move forward with the steps necessary to bring scooters to Seattle. After ongoing conversations with the community, we have proposed a… [ Keep reading ]