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If you got it, a truck brought it. The Seattle Freight Advisory Board is seeking new members!

Apply to join the Seattle Freight Advisory Board! COVID-19 crystalized for many Seattleites how important the movement of goods and services is to a thriving city. SDOT is looking for people interested in the efficient movement of goods to participate on the Seattle Freight Advisory Board. Topics range from how to balance competing demands for our… [ Keep reading ]

Earth Month | Belltown study hopes to identify solutions for easier deliveries and cleaner air in Seattle

The way people shop is changing. More and more we have everything from groceries, to medication, to furniture delivered to our homes. As demand for this service grows, so does the number of delivery trucks in our transportation system. The question becomes, how do we keep customers happy, keep people… [ Keep reading ]

Our new Modal Integration Policy Framework addresses needs across all modes of travel where street space is in high demand.

Streets are fundamental to Seattle’s quality of life. They define how we move, connect people and places, give us access to important destinations, frame our urban landscapes and greenery, and ultimately enable vibrant public life to unfold. It’s part of our job to make sure streets work well for everyone. We think of this as… [ Keep reading ]

We’re in this together. Don’t go Low – instead, use the other ways to get to and from West Seattle – to avoid a $75 ticket the easy way.

Help us keep the Low Bridge clear for emergency vehicles, transit, and heavy freight. If you are not authorized to use the Low Bridge, then you could get a $75 citation for every trip across it starting January 11, 2021. Summary To keep the Low Bridge clear for emergency vehicles – as well as transit and heavy freight – we’re… [ Keep reading ]

Rail safety awareness helps keep everyone safe from injury and incident.

Summary Safety is always important, but shorter days call for additional reminders to stay vigilant about personal safety while using all modes of transportation. Commuter and freight trains are a significant and critical part of our cityscape and regional economy, and will continue to affect other modes of travel. At SDOT, we’re committed to making it easier and safer for everyone to arrive at their destination by providing the… [ Keep reading ]

The Lander St Bridge project – two decades in the making – has finally come to life! The bridge opens at 6 AM on Oct. 7.

Summary After years of planning, collaboration, and partnership, the Lander St Bridge is a reality – which means, among much more, you can say goodbye to over 4.5 hours per day of idling vehicles along S Lander St. The bridge will open at 6 AM on Oct. 7. The completion… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Freight Advisory Board is seeking new members! Join the Team

If the movement of freight throughout the Seattle region impacts your business or organization, then this opportunity may be for you. The Seattle Freight Advisory Board helps lift the voice of the Seattle’s freight community and industries. The board advises the City Council, the Mayor and all departments and offices… [ Keep reading ]

Right-sizing citation fees

If you’re walking or biking to work, busing to school, driving goods across town, or enjoying a meal at a sidewalk café, you’re using a shared public resource known as the right-of-way. The right-of-way is the space above, below, and at the surface of places like public streets, sidewalks,… [ Keep reading ]

Keeping you in the Levy loop.

We completed a comprehensive reassessment on the Levy to Move Seattle. Last fall, we completed a comprehensive reassessment on the Levy to Move Seattle under the leadership of Mayor Durkan. The update was based on more realistic assumptions than we used in 2015. This is an update on… [ Keep reading ]

NEW Peak-Only bus lane on 5th & 6th Avenues installed!

Our crews have been working hard to install new striping and remove old markings quickly and safely in time for the next phase of the Seattle Squeeze on March 23, when all buses that use the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel will permanently move to surface streets. To… [ Keep reading ]