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Check it out! SDOT Releases New Performance Report

Are you curious about how SDOT tracks progress, measures success and stays true to our mission to make Seattle a safe, interconnected, vibrant, innovative, and affordable city? We do it by Moving the Needle! That’s right. To better communicate how we accomplish these things, we have developed and released Moving… [ Keep reading ]

What Do Scottish Terriers and the Space Needle Have in Common?

They show kids Safe Routes to School, of course! Let’s explain. McDonald International Elementary identified their top priority as new crosswalks across NE 54th St and NE 55th St. Students got to take part in a competition to design two new crosswalks, and one of the winning designs featured Scottie dogs – their school mascot! The other cool… [ Keep reading ]

New School Year, New Bike Helmets for Safe Routes to School

SDOT’s Safe Routes to School program just hosted THREE back to school kickoff events around Seattle where kids and families enjoyed music, healthy snacks, games, and prizes while learning about walking and biking to school safely. In all, 139 students got free helmets, safety prizes, and a renewed excitement to hit the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Sidewalk Survey Update

SDOT started planning the first ever comprehensive survey of Seattle’s sidewalks in December 2016 – and we are almost done! As of August 24, 2017, we’ve inspected 95% of the city’s sidewalks! This sidewalk assessment project is just one piece of the puzzle in implementing the City of Seattle Pedestrian Master… [ Keep reading ]

Better Sidewalks Mean Safer Routes to School

While school is out for summer, we’re excited for all the safety improvements that will be done for the start of the new school year! One of the projects we’re currently wrapping up is new sidewalks on S Orcas St in Beacon Hill. These new sidewalks extend from Beacon Ave… [ Keep reading ]

Move Seattle + Transit Improvements = Better Service

For Ride Transit Month this June, transit riders pledged to keep riding transit, logged their trips, and (hopefully) won prizes! At SDOT, we’ve been working hard to make transit trips more enjoyable by doing improvements throughout the city to facilitate faster, more reliable bus service. We call these “transit spot improvements” because, oftentimes,… [ Keep reading ]

Community-initiated project: Holman Rd NW and 13th Ave NW

Thanks to the Levy to Move Seattle, every three years, we can fund large community-requested projects. In March, we launched outreach on the 12 Neighborhood Street Fund projects selected in late 2016, and we’ve received great feedback. One project in particular has received a lot of attention: the Holman Rd… [ Keep reading ]

Summer 2017 Sidewalk Assessment Project

Who’s orange and obsessed with sidewalks? SDOT’s sidewalk interns! This summer, our interns will be hitting the streets with levels, tape measures, tablets, and bright orange safety vests to conduct a condition survey of Seattle’s sidewalks, for our SDOT Sidewalk Condition Assessment Project. Seattle has over 34,000 blocks – that’s 2,300 miles – of… [ Keep reading ]

We Want Your Input on Community Requested Projects!

Twelve Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) projects are now underway, and we want to hear from you about early designs and how best to implement these projects, located throughout the city. The projects were selected in 2016 by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee for funding through SDOT’s NSF program, which funds… [ Keep reading ]

Advancing Contracting Equity in SDOT

Seattle has long been committed to increasing equity city contracting, and in 2016 SDOT exceeded our goals to support Woman and Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (WMBE). “A healthy and diverse business sector is essential to Seattle’s economic vitality,” Mayor Murray declared in his 2014 Executive Order, and at SDOT we’ve worked… [ Keep reading ]