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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 ]

A New Way to Walk

Near-perfect weather and long hours of sunshine make summer a great time to break out your sneakers (or sandals) and explore our city on foot. However, anyone who has walked around knows how challenging Seattle’s hills can be. We have over 500 stairways covering over six miles to help pedestrians get… [ Keep reading ]

Join Us For a Find It, Fix It Neighborhood Walk in Belltown!

Join Mayor Ed Murray, SDOT Director Scott Kubly, and other City Department Directors and staff on Tuesday, June 28th for the Belltown Find It, Fix It Walk. The walk starts at the Belltown Community Center and there will be refreshments from 5:30-6:00pm. The walk will take place from 6:00-7:30pm. SDOT… [ Keep reading ]

Advancing Equity at SDOT

This past year marked several important milestones for SDOT. It was the first full year under new SDOT Director Scott Kubly and Women and Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (WMBE) Program Manager Edson Zavala. New leadership brought a renewed focus and direction for our equity and inclusion practices. Over the next nine years,… [ Keep reading ]