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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 ]

Carsharing, biking or bussing it?

When traveling around the city, it’s all about options! That’s why we recently got together with Commute Seattle, ReachNow, and LimeBike to give commuters in the South Lake Union neighborhood the low down on their choices to help them get to and from work. Nearly 250 people stopped by our… [ Keep reading ]

Year Two: Seattle Transportation Benefit District Performance Report

We’ve released our second annual performance report about voter-approved Proposition 1, which created and funded the Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) to purchase more bus service from Metro, specifically for Seattle residents. The year two report shows that the voters’ investment continues to translate into major transit dividends. Seattle voters were… [ Keep reading ]