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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!

Editor’s Note (May 27, 2022): In order to meet robust community interest, we have decided to extend the Ride Now pilot program through June 30. We are continuing to accept new requests for vouchers until June 3. We will do our best to accommodate as many requests we receive as… [ 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 ]

Best of the Month | Engaging with the public, installing new signs at crosswalks, highlighting everything your Levy dollars made possible in 2021, celebrating Women’s History Month, and more!  

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top blog posts from February. SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – March 2022  1) SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION PLAN | Announcing our community partners and the beginning of public engagement  2) VISION ZERO |… [ Keep reading ]

Visiting the UW Cherry Blossom festival? Take transit, bike, walk, or roll – and enjoy more time celebrating spring!

Have you heard? The cherry blossoms are in full bloom on the University of Washington (UW) Seattle campus, and people are flocking to see them! If you’re planning to go in the next few weeks, please consider riding transit, biking, walking, or rolling, if it’s possible for you. While today… [ Keep reading ]

VISION ZERO | New signs at crosswalks remind drivers to stop for people walking or rolling, as first step in a larger public education campaign

SUMMARY: State law specifies that drivers must stop for pedestrians at practically all intersections, whether or not there is a painted crosswalk. A recent informal survey showed that 70% of drivers claimed to stop for pedestrians at painted crosswalks, but when we observed crosswalks in real life fewer than 20%… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT was recently recognized with a 2022 Vision Award in Transportation for our work to provide sustainable travel options, help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and ultimately act boldly to address climate change

Summary: The Seattle 2030 District recently announced the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) as the winner of its 2022 Vision Award in transportation. You can check out this 2-minute video highlighting the award, which features an interview with Seattle Chief Equity Officer and Deputy Mayor Adiam Emery. Seattle 2030 District’s… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating several Black community members in Seattle and beyond – and their dedication to build stronger, more connected communities – join us to learn more!

Editor’s Note (February 24, 2022): This Blog post was developed in close partnership between our Communications Team and our Black Employees Support Team (BEST) Employee Resource Group (ERG), to directly center the voices of our Black colleagues while reflecting on the significance of Black History Month and how it relates… [ Keep reading ]