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Crosswalk Math!

When voters approved the Levy to Move Seattle in 2015, they agreed to fund a lot of really great stuff: Vision Zero projects: check! Miles and miles of new pavement: got it! New RapidRide corridors: you bet! But you may have missed one of the big commitments that we put forward:… [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

HALA for Transit Improvements

As we begin the new year, we continue our efforts to make Seattle an affordable and vibrant city for all its residents, including conversations and adjustments to the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA). On January 10, 2017, we attended a neighborhood HALA meeting at Optimism Brewing on Capitol Hill…. [ Keep reading ]

Move Seattle Wins in ST3

Voters in the Puget Sound region recently approved Sound Transit 3 (ST3), the $54 billion plan to fund light rail, commuter trains and bus-rapid transit. While most of the attention was focused on 62 miles of light rail that will be added to our growing network (Seattle to Ballard and… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]