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Best of the Year | 2021 was a year of major achievements for Seattle’s transportation system – check out our top highlights, plus a brief look-ahead to 2022!

Summary: 2021 was a year of major achievements, as well as work to address numerous challenges head-on. This Blog post includes 15 highlights from the past year, as well as a brief preview of 2022. Please read on to learn more, or click on the links below to jump to… [ Keep reading ]

We filled 15,000 potholes in 2021, but winter storms are wreaking havoc on our roads. Thank you for your patience as we work to fix the new potholes.

SDOT crews work year-round to fill potholes. In 2021, we filled over 15,000 potholes. Winter storms cause substantial damage to our roads and cause previously filled potholes to reappear throughout Seattle. After it rains or snows, we typically receive a surge of requests to fill them, which we track and… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | The future of Seattle’s Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School is a national movement to make it easier and safer for students to walk and bike to school. Like many cities, we have a Safe Routes to School program at SDOT focused on reaching this goal in Seattle. Through our program, we teach students the joys and health benefits of… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT, Sound Transit, King County Metro, and Community Transit win national “Best Transit Expansion” award of 2021!

We at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and our partners have been recognized as part of TransitCenter’s 2021 “Frequencies” Awards! The award recognizes the regional coordination and infrastructure improvements that went into the Northgate Link Extension project.  Watch the announcement from TransitCenter, below: TransitCenter is a national foundation that works to improve public transit and urban mobility through grantmaking, research, technical… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | New West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway takes you from Alaska Junction to the High Point Library, Fairmount Park, and all the way to Roxhill Elementary School

The West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway improves bicycle connections between Alaska Junction and Westwood Village, and everywhere in between. We added the last four miles of the neighborhood greenway this year, and are pleased to welcome you and your neighbors to enjoy the ride!  We began this two-phase project in 2016 with a mission to improve the connectivity and… [ Keep reading ]

New Federal Grant for East Marginal Way S Corridor Improvement Project to Significantly Improve Safety and Mobility in Key Industrial Corridor

Editor’s Note (November 19, 2021): The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today announced nearly $1 billion in federal grant awards for America’s infrastructure, through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grants program. The USDOT announcement can be found here: https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/us-secretary-transportation-buttigieg-announces-nearly-1-billion-grant-awards Under the Biden Administration, SDOT has… [ Keep reading ]

Along with Seattle Public Schools and Cascade Bicycle Club, we’re resuming the country’s largest bicycling education program!

The nation’s largest public school bicycling and walking safety curriculum resumes in-person lessons this week in Seattle following a 19-month pause due to COVID-19! The Let’s Go Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety program will teach bicycling and walking safety skills to about 10,000 elementary and middle school students during this academic… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Refined Burke-Gilman Trail “Missing Link” design allows us to move this safety project forward and resume construction as soon as next year

Summary We have refined the Burke-Gilman Trail “Missing Link” design to address previous community concerns and allow us to start construction as soon as next year. The Missing Link refers to the long-planned bike safety improvements along 1.4 miles of Salmon Bay east of the Ballard Locks connecting two existing… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Public Middle School students are now eligible for a free unlimited ORCA Card as part of the City’s ORCA Opportunity Program

Mayor Durkan’s Climate Action Executive Order expands the City’s ORCA Opportunity Program, currently providing ORCA Cards to thousands of high school students and Seattle Promise Scholars. Seattle Public Schools and the City of Seattle are partnering to provide an additional 8,000 free, unlimited ORCA Cards to Seattle Public Schools middle school students. ORCA cards are valid through August 31, 2022, and work 24 hours a… [ Keep reading ]

ORCA Recovery Cards have empowered more people to take transit to work, school, errands, visit friends and family, and more

Click on the image below to see a full-size infographic about the program. This summer, we gave unlimited ORCA cards to 1,665 people working in the Chinatown, Little Saigon, Japantown, and Pioneer Square neighborhoods in food service and grocery industries. These “ORCA Recovery Cards” are valid through the end of 2021. We’re grateful to everyone who came… [ Keep reading ]