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SDOT paving and safety improvements on 35th Ave NE for all who travel on this vital corridor

While Seattle is considered one of the safest cities in the country, we can always do better, especially as SDOT moves forward on much-needed pavement projects. 35th Ave NE is an arterial serving Northeast Seattle and approximately 12,500 drivers on an average day, connecting the Ravenna-Bryant and Wedgwood neighborhoods. It’s also a transit route with service connecting… [ Keep reading ]

Street Use Permitting Fee & Rate Changes | Starting April 1!

Bust out those sunglasses!? It’s the first day of spring! The hope of bright sunshine for more than a day and longer days to hang and work outside for all the activities happening around Seattle is upon us! Much like flowers blooming, so is our city. Starting April 1, 2018,… [ Keep reading ]

Breakfast of (Commute Trip Reduction) Champions!

On March 7, together with Commute Seattle, we celebrated the efforts of employers participating in the city’s Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) program during the fourth annual Champions Celebration breakfast. The CTR program awards employers who demonstrate high engagement and innovative tactics in their transportation programs. This year the city recognized… [ Keep reading ]

I Want to Ride My Bicycle – On the New 2nd Ave Protected Bike Lane!

It’s open! The shiny new section from Pike Street to Denny Way extends the existing 2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane (PBL) to Yesler Way (that’s 23 blocks!), making city-wide cycling a snap!  Protected bike lanes and signal upgrades in downtown Seattle improve safety for everyone, while at the same… [ Keep reading ]

Sidewalk & Traffic-lane Closures

Yup, there’s a lot of construction downtown. – like a LOT, a lot – and we know it can be a challenge to get around whether you’re driving, biking or walking. That’s why we have rules – SDOT Director’s Rules, to be exact. These rules help us make sure that… [ Keep reading ]

Ride Seattle Streetcars for FREE on Tues., Dec. 12!

Happy Anniversary South Lake Union Streetcar! Tuesday, December 12, marks the tenth anniversary of service for the South Lake Union line of the Seattle Streetcar. In celebration of ten years of service, all rides on City of Seattle streetcars will be free on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Thank you for… [ Keep reading ]

Connecting Magnolia Bike Commuters to the City Bike Network

Magnolia will soon be better connected to the citywide bike network with a new protected bike lane (PBL) along Gilman Avenue W, but not without a few bumps (pun intended) along the way. We’ve heard you Magnolia, and we recognize your concerns about the project. Some residents feel the community input process wasn’t thorough. We take… [ Keep reading ]

✔️MOVE SEATTLE: 2017 Milestones

We’ve done a lot and reached some big milestones so far this year, thanks to the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle! Highlights: ✔️ Repainted more than 1,500 crosswalks and meeting our annual goal to fulfill our commitment to repainting crosswalks every four years. ✔️ Repainted more than 560 miles of… [ Keep reading ]

Up for a little friendly competition?

We’re one week into Seattle’s Safest Driver, our 8-week app-based safe driving competition. So far, more than 1,900 people have downloaded the app! If you haven’t jumped in yet, download the Seattle’s Safest Driver app in the App Store or Google Play. You can compete for prizes every 2 weeks… [ Keep reading ]

Coordination – it’s not just for colors & sports!

If you haven’t heard, Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. In fact, we’re over 704,000 strong and counting. That’s 100,000 more people than a decade ago. You also may have heard that population growth and construction go hand in hand. And to better coordinate… [ Keep reading ]