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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 ]

Walktober is here! Fun ideas to rack up the miles with your family and friends this month

Summary: Walktober: Each year, we celebrate walking and rolling during the entire month of October (aka Walktober)! Walktober features a variety of ways to get involved and get active. FeetFirst and other community-led organizations across the region have seen robust participation each year since 2015! Safe Routes to School: October… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Addressing flooding in South Park in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities

Summary: The City of Seattle is starting work to install improved drainage and pipe systems in the South Park neighborhood, to better address recurring flooding and stormwater management challenges in the neighborhood. Streets will be repaved and some gravel streets will be upgraded to pavement. In addition, sidewalks and street… [ Keep reading ]

Still curious about the John Lewis Memorial Bridge? Check out all the new biking, walking, and rolling connections the bridge has made possible!

Three new Link light rail stations on Sound Transit’s 1 Line arrived October 2 in the U-District, Roosevelt, & Northgate neighborhoods. We were prepared, having made connections across North Seattle for people walking, rolling, and biking, driving, and finding parking. A new 2-way protected bike lane connects to the new John Lewis Memorial Bridge at NE 100th St, existing bike lanes on NE 92nd St, and other community destinations in… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Now open to riders: New 4th Ave protected bike lane through downtown Seattle is officially complete – come check it out!

Summary: This past weekend, crews completed the final sections of the new 4th Avenue protected bike lane through downtown Seattle, with connections to the broader Center City Bike Network in and around downtown Seattle. This project was made possible with tax dollars from the Levy to Move Seattle. Thank you,… [ Keep reading ]

Thank you for joining us at the opening of the John Lewis Memorial Bridge!

On Saturday, October 2, the John Lewis Memorial Bridge (Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge) officially opened to people walking, rolling, and biking! We were pleased to welcome more than 1,000 community members to join the celebration. Take a look at photos of the event here. Update – October 27, 2021:… [ Keep reading ]

We are honored to build a bridge bearing John Lewis’ name

“Let’s build bridges, not walls.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. Editor’s note: This blog post was collaboratively authored by many on the SDOT team, including members of our Black Employees Support Team (BEST), Salma Siddick, Matthew Howard, Dan Anderson, and editing support from Ethan Bancroft. Building bridges is one of the… [ Keep reading ]