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We resurfaced more than 200 blocks of city streets this year to help prolong their lifespan as part of our “Slurry Seal” program – check out the results!

Summary: Each year, our Slurry Seal program helps preserve and maintain street pavement across the city. The pandemic limited our capacity in the summer of 2020, so to help catch up, we completed resurfacing work in 3 neighborhoods this year, as compared to our typical 2 areas per year. This… [ Keep reading ]

Help protect first responders working in the roadway – learn more during Crash Responder Safety Week: November 8-14, 2021

_______ Summary: This week is Crash Responder Safety Week, a national initiative to raise awareness about first responders and the work they do in the roadway to support the safety of the traveling public. The safety week runs from November 8-14, 2021 – but the effort is critical to keep… [ Keep reading ]

Community Halloween events happening this weekend in Southeast Seattle – join the spooky fun and festivities!

_______ Summary: A number of fun, festive, fall-centric community-run events are planned this weekend in Southeast Seattle. These events are open to the public, so we hope you can attend them to celebrate Halloween, build community, and connect with your neighbors. This blog includes details on each event, how to… [ Keep reading ]

Vaccination clinics open now in the City of Seattle – here’s how you can travel to your free COVID-19 vaccine or booster appointment

Editor’s Note: This blog post was updated on January 6, 2022 to add the new Virginia Mason vaccination clinic location in First Hill, which opens on Monday, January 10. This update also removes the former South Lake Union clinic location, which has adjourned its operations, and other minor updates throughout… [ Keep reading ]

Road closure updates following major windstorm in Seattle area

Please note: this blog has been updated as more information became available and crews worked to safely reopen key roadways and travel routes following the recent windstorm event. Last updated: 10:25 a.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. UPDATE: The South Park Bridge and E Marginal Way S have been fully… [ Keep reading ]

New travel options: walk, bike, roll, or take transit to the new Climate Pledge Arena in Uptown!

Summary: Walk, bike, or roll to the next Climate Pledge Arena event: We’ve been busy installing several new connections to help people safely and more easily travel to the new arena, and move through the Uptown neighborhood. Ride transit to the new arena: Transit is a great option too –… [ Keep reading ]

The leaves are falling and autumn is officially here! It’s time to clear our sidewalks and start preparing for winter weather

낙엽이 떨어지는 계절, 공식적인 가을이 되었습니다! 이제는 보도를 정리하고 겨울 날씨에 대비할 때입니다. 落葉紛飛,秋天如期而至!是清理我們的人行道並開始為冬季天氣做準備的時候了 Caleemaha ayaa dhacaya oo dayrta ayaa si rasmi ah halkan u joogta! Waxaa la joogaa waqtigii aan nadiifin lahayn waddooyinkeena oo aan bilaabi lahayn u diyaargarowga cimilada jiilaalka Lá đã rụng vậy là mùa thu chính… [ Keep reading ]

Walktober is here! Fun ideas to rack up the miles with your family and friends this month

Summary: Walktober: Each year, we celebrate walking and rolling during the entire month of October (aka Walktober)! Walktober features a variety of ways to get involved and get active. FeetFirst and other community-led organizations across the region have seen robust participation each year since 2015! Safe Routes to School: October… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat | Celebrating Hispanic American Heritage Month with Jessica Alinen

Summary: We strive to celebrate our colleagues and community members’ cultures, diverse heritage, and interests through our Roadside Chats blog series. We had a conversation with Jessica Alinen, who reflected on her 16+ years of public service with the Seattle Department of Transportation, discussed what National Hispanic Heritage Month means… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle to begin issuing warnings for the 72-hour parking rule on October 15, with an initial focus on abandoned, hazardous vehicles

With an increase of abandoned vehicles across Seattle, the City of Seattle will resume enforcing the 72-hour parking rule beginning October 15, 2021. While warnings and citations may be issued on any vehicle parked in one place for 72 hours, the initial focus will be on clearing unoccupied hazardous vehicles… [ Keep reading ]