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Lake Washington Blvd updates: community visioning process starting soon, and summer 2022 Bicycle Weekends schedule published.

Summary: This blog post includes two main updates. Please click on the two links directly below to jump down to each update. Lake Washington Blvd Visioning Process Overview Summer 2022 Bicycle Weekends on Lake Washington Blvd – Schedule Details Lake Washington Blvd Visioning Process Overview In the coming weeks, in… [ Keep reading ]

Recap of last weekend’s educational “Touch-A-Truck” event in Seattle – building interest in transportation and public service with people of all ages!

This past Sunday, May 1, 2022, our team at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) participated in this year’s “Touch-A-Truck” event, hosted by the Junior League of Seattle at Magnuson Park. This event was open to the community, and provided a fun hands-on opportunity for families and children of all… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle and Ballard light rail extensions project: City of Seattle elevates Seattle community interests in our formal comments to Sound Transit, as part of the planning and environmental review process.

While the Sound Transit Link light rail system extensions to West Seattle and Ballard may be years away, important conversations about the planning of future routes and station locations are happening now. Sound Transit’s West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions (WSBLE) project is the largest transit infrastructure investment in Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Check out our latest quarterly report for Reconnect West Seattle

Overview Reconnect West Seattle was borne out of the unexpected closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge in March of 2020, which dramatically impacted West Seattle and nearby Duwamish Valley communities. Through Reconnect West Seattle, we have a vision to restore travel across the Duwamish to similar levels seen before… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We have completed our construction on Delridge Way SW! Enjoy smoother streets, safer intersections, new lanes for buses and bikes, artwork, and more.

Summary: Back in 2020, we started construction on Delridge Way SW, a street in West Seattle that stretches from the West Seattle Bridge to White Center. This project is made possible by your investment in the Levy to Move Seattle, as well as a Washington State Regional Mobility Grant, and… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #28 – April 21, 2022

On Thursday, April 21, we held the 28th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) meeting. You can watch a video recording of the full meeting on YouTube: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #28 We discussed the following topics at the meeting (please note: you can click on… [ Keep reading ]

National Work Zone Awareness Week: April 11-15, 2022 – help do your part by paying attention to signs and slowing down when you drive to and through work zones and incident response scenes

This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 11-15, 2022), and we’re here to remind you to please pay attention as you approach and drive through work zones to help keep workers, yourself, and other people traveling in the area all safe. Every day, our team members at the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Restored program facilitates pop-up shops and art installations in and around downtown Seattle – check out how get there via transit and other travel options!

Summary: Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) is partnering with Shunpike and Seattle Good Business Network to host the Seattle Restored program. Seattle Restored matches local small businesses and artists with vacant downtown Seattle storefronts to help revive the central city with creativity and commerce! Pop up shops and art… [ Keep reading ]

New Ride Now program offers free and discounted rides to transit and other local trips for older adults (65+) and people with disabilities – learn more and find out if you qualify!

Please note: this blog post is available in additional languages via the links below, including Amharic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Japanese, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Vietnamese. አዲስ የራይድ ናው (Ride Now) ፕሮግራም ለአረጋውያን (65+ ዓመት) እና ለአካል ጉዳተኞች ነፃ እና ቅናሽ የመጓጓዣ ጉዞዎችን እና ሌሎች የሀገር ውስጥ ጉዞዎችን ያቀርባል… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve published an evaluation of the Seattle scooter share program – check it out and learn what’s next

Summary: There is demand for scooter share and scooters provide a flexible, low-emissions travel option. During our scooter share pilot program, 260,000 riders took over 1.4 million trips between October 2020 and September 2021. 21% of riders surveyed said they connected to transit, and over half said they would have… [ Keep reading ]