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In honor of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, here are some ways we help make Seattle more accessible. 

Last week was the 32nd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In honor of this important milestone, let’s talk about our work to make Seattle’s transportation system more accessible for people of all ages and abilities. First, some background: the ADA is a federal law… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Help us choose the next locations for our Even Better Bike Lane pilot program

Status update – August 19, 2022: Thank you to everyone who participated in the Twitter poll for the Even Better Bike Lanes pilot locations. After 484 votes, the winning location is westbound S Othello St from 45th Ave S to Martin Luther King Jr Way S! Our project team is… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Spring and summer construction season is here, which means your Levy dollars have been hard at work in the second quarter of 2022 

We are pleased to share the Levy to Move Seattle Q2 2022 Report with you!  This report is a summary of work that we completed with Levy to Move Seattle funding in the second quarter of 2022 (April through June). Check out our online dashboard for all the details!   We want to take a… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT awarded nearly $15 million in federal funding to help revive three city bridges

Today, we announced we are receiving nearly $15 million in federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The grants will help revive three bridges: S Spokane Street Viaduct, Jose Rizal Bridge, and 15th Ave NW and Leary Way NW Bridge. Thanks to the leadership of our federal delegation and significant… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Better intersections, bike lanes, sidewalks, and pavement arrive in northeast Seattle! 

Summary We are excited to share that the 15th Ave NE Paving Project is complete! The improvements we made are a combination of many projects including paving, biking, Vision Zero, and Safe Routes to School!    15th Ave NE is a busy street connecting University District, Ravenna, and Maple Leaf neighborhoods,… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Distributing free ORCA cards, announcing the expected West Seattle Bridge reopening schedule, celebrating Ride Transit Month, and more! 

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top blog posts from June. SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – June 2022 Seattle Transit Measure | We are giving free, unlimited ORCA Recovery cards to people working in food service and… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Celebrating more accessible, reliable transit, thanks to you and our many partners 

Ride Transit Month is a reason to celebrate every June! Over the past few years, we have made big investments in Seattle transit. This is possible because you said “yes!” to the Levy to Move Seattle and Seattle Transit Measure. Levy to Move Seattle: Approved by voters in November 2015,… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Celebrating Levy-funded projects, biking around Seattle, volunteering alongside the community, and more! 

One person bikes and one person rides a scooter in a protected bike lane along 4th Ave in downtown Seattle. Photo: SDOT In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top blog posts from May. SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights… [ Keep reading ]

Highlights from Seattle Transit Measure annual report – providing more bus service and greater transit access to community members in Seattle

We recently published the first annual report for the Seattle Transit Measure, a funding measure passed in 2020 with support from over 80% of Seattle voters. The Seattle Transit Measure replaces the Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD), which Seattle voters originally approved in 2014 and which expired at the end… [ Keep reading ]

Interested in serving as a community representative on a Seattle transportation advisory board or committee? Learn more about current and upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Editor’s Note (June 3, 2022): We originally published this blog post on March 9, 2022, and have continued to update it since then with the latest information. Summary: The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has several current and future volunteer opportunities for members of the public to get involved and… [ Keep reading ]