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West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #18

On Thursday, April 8, we held the 18th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) Meeting. You can watch the meeting in full by clicking the below link: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #18 The meeting came as we announced changes in our Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) access policy… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Soon, you’ll see new sidewalks and safer intersections along Sand Point Way NE! Construction begins in April.

Summary We are making changes near Magnuson Park to keep people safe, whether they are walking, rolling, biking, driving, or taking transit. Our next phase of work starts in April. We’ll add new sidewalks, reconfigure intersections, make signal timing upgrades, and more. Your investment through the Levy to Move Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Learn about our proposed spend plan for the new $20 vehicle license fee funding.

The plan prioritizes safety, equity, & maintaining the strength of Seattle’s assets, thanks to the input of stakeholders across the community. This blog was updated on April 1, 2021, when the proposed spend plan was submitted to City Council. The revised text is noted in red below, and aims to be clearer and consistent with what… [ Keep reading ]

FOLIAGE WEEK | Spring has sprung! Over the weekend, we planted about 40 new trees in South Park.

Summary Trees make our city healthier, safer, and more pleasant. SDOT’s Tree and Landscaping Program works to maintain, protect, and expand Seattle’s urban landscape. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in Seattle are more likely to experience environmental inequities and injustices. Communities in the Duwamish Valley have historically experienced… [ Keep reading ]

Together with over 1,000 community members in Highland Park, Georgetown, and South Park, we’ve finalized Home Zone Plans and started construction

Summary  When the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closed in March 2020, the neighborhoods of South Park, Highland Park and Georgetown experienced a large increase in detour traffic.  We created a Home Zone for each of these neighborhoods, engaging community members to help decide on projects that would improve safety and mobility.  With input from almost 1,000 people across the three… [ Keep reading ]

As we round out Black History Month at SDOT, conversations about Black history and culture will continue.

If you haven’t already, check out our Black History Month posts: From the SDOT Archives | Black innovators who have shaped transportation SDOT centers Black lives This week we’re sharing books and resources to help broaden our understanding of how racism in America has shaped our cities and influenced urban design. One of the first steps to undoing institutional and systemic racism is through knowledge and education. … [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle community representatives advocate for more vehicle access to the Spokane Street Swing Bridge, helping SDOT to make tough decisions

There has been some confusion lately about how decisions are made regarding lower bridge access, and we want to help clear that up. We knew that in order to ensure quick emergency response in West Seattle we had to limit the number of cars that could travel on the low… [ Keep reading ]

APPLY NOW! Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is looking for two new members

Are you passionate about making it safe and easy for people of all ages and abilities to get around Seattle? Apply to volunteer on the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board! The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board seeks two new members to serve two-year terms starting this spring through March 2023.  Please consider applying (or encouraging someone you know) to apply by March 23,… [ Keep reading ]

TODAY, February 18: Virtual Open House for West Marginal Way SW Improvements

Virtual Open House Details We would like to hear your thoughts on the proposed improvements for West Marginal Way SW ahead of design and installation in mid-2021.  To learn more and share your thoughts, please join us at our Virtual Open House TODAY, Thursday, February 18 from 6 – 7:30 PM.  Use… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #16

Last Thursday, we held the 16th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) Meeting. You can watch the meeting in full by clicking the below link:  West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #16  In the meeting, we discussed: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Phase II Rehabilitation Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) projects… [ Keep reading ]