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The West Seattle Bridge is on track to reopen in mid-2022. Join our virtual public meeting to learn more and ask questions!

On July 21 at 5:30 PM, the West Seattle Bridge Program will hold a virtual public meeting for you to hear more about the work we’re doing to reopen the bridge in mid-2022 and ask your questions. Members of our team will provide updates about the ongoing repair effort on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge),… [ Keep reading ]

We distributed 1,569 ORCA Recovery cards last week!

A few weeks ago, we announced our new ORCA Recovery Card program. We are happy to report that, in partnership with the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON), we have distributed 1,569 six-month unlimited ORCA cards to help get Seattle employees to work affordably and efficiently!  We distributed these cards to people working in the Chinatown,… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | New bike lanes, paving, & redesigned intersections are open in Green Lake! Next up: a community celebration on July 31.

Summary  Back in November, we talked about some of the work done around Green Lake to-date, and what lay ahead. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve wrapped up construction– it was 5 years in the making!   Now, people of all ages and abilities can enjoy biking safely in the new… [ Keep reading ]

Starting 4th of July weekend, 3 miles of Lake Washington Blvd (from Mt Baker Park to Seward Park) will open to people walking, rolling, and biking on weekends & holidays through at least September. 

Barricades will be placed each Friday afternoon and removed Monday morning. On 4th of July and Labor Day weekends, barricades will be removed the following Tuesday morning. Parking lots are open and will be accessible from the nearest cross street. Those driving to homes along the boulevard because they live there, are visiting, or making deliveries are allowed. Background … [ Keep reading ]

A Roadside Chat with Sal the SpokesSalmon and Ai, the owner of Pearls Tea and Café on Delridge

This blog was written by Sal the SpokesSalmon (with the help of her human friends at SDOT). Why, HELLO! If you haven’t had the pleasure to meet me yet, I’m Sal, SDOT’s SpokesSalmon! SDOT lets me take over the blog and social media accounts from time to time. I live in West Seattle and I’m spreading the word to my fellow West… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Best of the Month | Reflecting on Bike Everywhere Month

We celebrated Bike Everywhere Month here at SDOT and with our partners and neighbors across the city. Days are continuing to get warmer and longer, and bike lanes are popping up everywhere! Watch our Celebrate Bike Everywhere Month With Us video and take a peek at all the new bike facilities we’ve… [ Keep reading ]

Starting in July, a new $20 vehicle license fee invests more in safe streets, sidewalks, bike lanes, and strong bridges

Earlier this spring, a spend plan developed in collaboration with modal, labor, and equity stakeholders for the new $20 vehicle license fee (VLF) was shared with City Council. The plan prioritized safety, equity, and maintaining Seattle’s streets, sidewalks and bridges. In May, City Council approved its implementation for the second half of 2021.  Aligning with our goal to build, operate, and maintain an accessible transportation system that… [ Keep reading ]

Can you play, shop, eat, make and sell art in the street? Sometimes you can!

Do you want to host a BBQ with your neighbors or set up a fun obstacle course for the kiddos? Are you a business looking to embrace the outdoors to sell local crafts, to break bread, or even to help Seattleites stay healthy and strong? We have permits for these activities, all… [ Keep reading ]

New SLURP! mural brings color and whimsy to Maynard Alley in Seattle’s Chinatown International District

This post was co-authored by Erika Lindsay and is also posted on the Art Beat Blog. Come see the new SLURP! mural in Chinatown International District (CID)!  Designed by local artist Akira Ohiso and installed with technical assistance from muralist Angelina Villalobos, the vibrant new SLURP! mural includes eight segments that meander through Maynard Alley near South… [ Keep reading ]

BIKE MONTH | Celebrating new and soon-to-come protected bike lanes, neighborhood greenways, and safer intersections across the city

Our vision is to make riding a bicycle a safe, comfortable, and integral part of daily life for people of all ages and abilities in Seattle. That’s why our crews are hard at work building new protected bike lanes, neighborhood greenways, safer intersection crossings, and connections to transit – including three new Link Light Rail… [ Keep reading ]