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Remembering Those We’ve Lost

This week, Seattle is observing World Remembrance Day and commemorating the 240 people who died in traffic incidents over the past 10 years. On Thursday, families who have lost loved ones, city employees, and first responders gathered at City Hall at an event organized by Seattle Neighborhood Greenways for a public… [ Keep reading ]

Neighborhood Street Fund Projects Selected!

Mayor Ed Murray and SDOT recently announced 12 new projects that will be constructed through the Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) program. Utilizing funds from the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle, the city will invest $6.5 million over the next three years in these new projects: N 40 St and Bagley Ave… [ Keep reading ]

Move Seattle Trees: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

You may remember that back in July we told you that SDOT would be doing a large majority of our tree planting this fall. The darker mornings and rain on our windshields can only mean one thing: it’s time to plant some trees. SDOT crews were in West Seattle last… [ Keep reading ]

Levy to Move Seattle Dashboard Delivers Transparency and Accountability

The $930 million Levy to Move Seattle approved by Seattle’s voters last November brought much needed funding for congestion relief, transportation-related safety improvements, and maintenance and repair of Seattle’s roads and bridges.  It also brought an expectation that SDOT would provide ongoing transparency and accountability for how these funds are spent… [ Keep reading ]

Healthier and Safer Street Trees

Starting this year and continuing through 2024, SDOT will significantly improve the health and safety of Seattle’s street trees. Our Urban Forestry staff will have better information on the City’s street trees using a new street tree app and more staff dedicated to proactively prune and replace trees, thanks to increased funding from the… [ Keep reading ]

Early Grant Wins for the Levy to Move Seattle

You would be forgiven if you looked at the calendar and were surprised that it is already mid-September. The year has been moving fast. Fortunately, SDOT’s grant development program has been keeping up with this breakneck pace and accomplished several early key wins by submitting a record-breaking number of grant… [ Keep reading ]

Neighborhood Street Fund Concepts Completed

Streets, sidewalks, and everything in between are about to get improvements as part of our Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) program! Communities came together to come up with areas for improvement, decided which projects to prioritize through their Neighborhood District Councils, and sent us their top choices in May. Now, after reading proposals,… [ Keep reading ]

Levy to Move Seattle 2016 Update

The $930-million Transportation Levy to Move Seattle was approved by voters in November 2015 and has since been funding safety improvements for all travelers, street maintenance, and investments in reliable, affordable travel options. Here is how the Levy has worked in your neighborhood in the first seven months of 2016: Safe Routes to… [ Keep reading ]

Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit Design Input Open House Dates: August 3, 4, 9  

Please join SDOT at upcoming open houses to learn more about Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), which will begin construction in 2018. SDOT has worked closely with the community to design Madison Street BRT and is continuing to seek community input. Madison Street BRT will provide high-frequency, fast, reliable,… [ Keep reading ]

Our Valuable Urban Canopy

We love our trees in the Pacific Northwest, especially in Seattle. They add a pop of green in a city sometimes surrounded by gray. Besides being nice to look at, trees also filter carbon dioxide out of the air and produce oxygen. We can all agree that trees are valuable…. [ Keep reading ]