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LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Incredible community members across the city have made their ideas a reality through the Neighborhood Street Fund

The Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) is a program running on 3-year cycles where community members can propose and help prioritize transportation-related projects in their neighborhood.  In coordination with the Levy Oversight Committee, we made improvements to the 2019-2021 cycle that resulted in record participation, particularly from historically underserved communities. We partnered with the Department of Neighborhoods to make… [ Keep reading ]

Our work on NE 43rd St is nearly complete, and the roadway has been totally transformed with a new outdoor dining plaza!

Back in December, we talked about our work on NE 43rd St near the UW. Construction began in August 2020 after about two years of planning and design. Here, we’re improving access to the U-District Link Light Rail station for people walking, rolling, biking, and taking transit. This long-awaited station and our multimodal design will… [ Keep reading ]

Happy Public Service Recognition Week!

Public Service Recognition Week is celebrated the first week of May since 1985 to honor federal, state, county, local, and tribal government employees. Read more about 2021 Public Service Recognition Week here. We at SDOT are honored to serve you, Seattle residents. Some SDOT staff have shared their reasons for serving our community. Barbara Abelhauser, Bridge Operator … [ Keep reading ]

A new & improved way to see your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars at work, starting with our first report of 2021

We are excited to share the Levy to Move Seattle Q1 2021 Report with you. With this report, we now have all of the data from each year of the Levy in a single, centralized dashboard!  This new format is fitting as it marks the completion of the first quarter of a new year. Still, much remains the same: we continue to be… [ Keep reading ]

Our quarterly update on Reconnect West Seattle!

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

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 Spring is here! To celebrate, we are bringing you stories about trees on the blog. Check out our first Foliage Week blog post about a new Tree Selection Guidance Tool that can help you identify the right tree to plant. Trees are a key ingredient of a healthy, sustainable,… [ 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 ]