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We teamed up with community organizations and volunteers to help clean up in Pioneer Square. Thank you, Seattle, for a great citywide #OneSeattle Day of Service!

This past Saturday, May 21, we joined thousands of volunteers around the city to pick up litter, tend gardens, and serve our local communities on the first-ever One Seattle Day of Service. The One Seattle Day of Service included more than 2,200 volunteers across the city, with 80 different activities… [ Keep reading ]

Bike Everywhere Month | Seattle students bike to school events recap!

Editor’s Note (June 15, 2022): We added a photo and quote from a parent of a student at Hazel Wolf K-12 school in Seattle alongside other Bike to School event photos and information. Summary: As part of Bike Everywhere Month 2022, Seattle students recently participated in bike to school events,… [ Keep reading ]

May is Bike Everywhere Month! Here’s what you need to know to get biking around Seattle.

Please note: this blog post is available in additional languages via the links below, including Amharic, Korean, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. ግንቦት የቢስክሌት ሁሉም ጋ ወር ነው! በሲያትል ውስጥ እንዴት ብስክሌት እንድሚጋለብ ማወቅ ከፈለጉ እንደዚህ ነው። 5월은 Bike Everywhere Month(어디든 자전거로 다니기의 달)입니다! 다음은 자전거로 시애틀 지역을 돌아볼 때 알아야… [ Keep reading ]

Our partnership with the Outdoors for All Foundation is expanding this year! With free accessible cycling rentals now available 7 days a week, we’re helping people of all abilities experience the joy of biking all summer long!

Summary: Through our partnership with the Outdoors for All Foundation, we are again bringing free accessible cycling rentals for people with disabilities to Magnuson Park and other locations around Seattle from May through the end of September. This is the largest program of its kind in North America, using a… [ Keep reading ]

Headed to the U District Street Fair this weekend? Plan ahead and consider transit options with scheduled Montlake Bridge closure.

Editor’s Note (5/20/2022 at 1:55 p.m.) – Update regarding this weekend’s Montlake Bridge closure: The Montlake Bridge will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, May 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 23 while WSDOT contractor crews complete paving work on both ends of the bridge. At least one bridge sidewalk… [ Keep reading ]

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.

Editor’s Note (June 8, 2022): We presented to the Seattle City Council on June 7 regarding the City’s draft recommendations. Recommended next steps include additional environmental analysis, continued community engagement, and other refinements to help minimize project impacts and promote system access for communities throughout the project corridor. To learn… [ 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 ]