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Let’s Celebrate! Northgate Bike & Pedestrian Bridge Groundbreaking

Today, Seattle Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Debora Juarez hosted a groundbreaking celebration to mark the start of construction on the Northgate Pedestrian and Bike Bridge over Interstate 5. They were joined by other civic leaders, transportation agency partners, and community organizations who have supported this project. The bridge… [ Keep reading ]

We want to hear from you: Weigh in on transportation upgrades from downtown Seattle to Roosevelt

The new RapidRide J Line is scheduled to begin service in 2024. The RapidRide J Line will provide high-quality service connecting Downtown Seattle with the neighborhoods of Belltown, South Lake Union, Eastlake, University District, and Roosevelt. We’re working with King County Metro to ensure a comprehensive plan that includes better transit… [ Keep reading ]

The Move Seattle Levy Update: A look back on a successful (& nearly complete!) year of work.

Our Quarter 3 (Q3) Report on the Levy to Move Seattle was published on October 30, and we’re here to tell you about all the great things we invested Levy dollars in last season. Brace yourselves! It’s a lot! It’s been about a year since we published the… [ Keep reading ]

Contribute to climate resilience, plant a tree!

Did you know we have a detailed inventory of the location, planted date, and types of trees along City rights-of-way? Seattle’s original street tree inventory was first undertaken between 1991-1993. An accurate street tree inventory is a powerful decision-making tool. Since the urban forest is not static but… [ Keep reading ]

The Anatomy of a Curb Ramp

Curb ramps make our city more accessible for everyone, & they’re a high priority for our Maintenance Operations Division (MOD) Concrete Crews. Pursuant to a Consent Decree, the City of Seattle builds at least 1250 curb ramps per year, and our MOD Concrete Crews complete a significant portion of… [ Keep reading ]

A critical safety project to replace the aging Fairview Ave N bridge kicks off construction next week.

Thousands of people travel on Fairview Ave N between South Lake Union and Eastlake every day without even realizing that they’re passing over Seattle’s last remaining major road on a wooden bridge. The road next to the historic Lake Union Steam Plant building just south of where Fairview Ave… [ Keep reading ]

Magnolia Bridge Study Results

The Magnolia Bridge was built in 1930 & has stood watching over Elliott Bay for nearly 90 years.   The Magnolia Bridge has seen a lot over the years. No, we’re not talking about the stunning view you enjoy while driving along the bridge (arguably one of the best viewpoints of downtown in Seattle); we’re talking about the bridge itself.  Ninety years is… [ Keep reading ]

Let’s talk about bike investments in your neighborhood

Over the next 2 weeks transportation planners and the Department of Neighborhoods are hosting café-style conversations about a proposed 6-year plan to build a connected bike network. The plan anticipates constructing 49 miles of bicycle facilities and designing an additional 13 miles using a combination of Levy to Move Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Making the most of the Move Seattle Levy resources to implement the Bicycle Master Plan.

Over the past 3 years, the City of Seattle has built 27 miles of new bike facilities. Mayor Durkan and SDOT Director, Sam Zimbabwe are committed to continuing to build a connected bike network as Seattle grows. We know many people are talking about how we’re implementing Seattle’s 2014 Bicycle… [ 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 ]