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Starting in July, a new $20 vehicle license fee invests more in safe streets, sidewalks, bike lanes, and strong bridges

Earlier this spring, a spend plan developed in collaboration with modal, labor, and equity stakeholders for the new $20 vehicle license fee (VLF) was shared with City Council. The plan prioritized safety, equity, and maintaining Seattle’s streets, sidewalks and bridges. In May, City Council approved its implementation for the second half of 2021.  Aligning with our goal to build, operate, and maintain an accessible transportation system that… [ Keep reading ]

New SLURP! mural brings color and whimsy to Maynard Alley in Seattle’s Chinatown International District

This post was co-authored by Erika Lindsay and is also posted on the Art Beat Blog. Come see the new SLURP! mural in Chinatown International District (CID)!  Designed by local artist Akira Ohiso and installed with technical assistance from muralist Angelina Villalobos, the vibrant new SLURP! mural includes eight segments that meander through Maynard Alley near South… [ Keep reading ]

Our work on NE 43rd St is nearly complete, and the roadway has been totally transformed with a new outdoor dining plaza!

Back in December, we talked about our work on NE 43rd St near the UW. Construction began in August 2020 after about two years of planning and design. Here, we’re improving access to the U-District Link Light Rail station for people walking, rolling, biking, and taking transit. This long-awaited station and our multimodal design will… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Best of the Month | An introduction to our wayfinding program, a new signal, and more – all thanks to strong partnerships citywide

In this SDOT Best of the Month, we’ll highlight some of the projects that made news in April – and some that didn’t. Our wayfinding program, Seamless Seattle, is the result of years of planning and partnerships. We installed a new traffic signal at 8th Ave NE and NE Northgate… [ Keep reading ]

A new & improved way to see your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars at work, starting with our first report of 2021

We are excited to share the Levy to Move Seattle Q1 2021 Report with you. With this report, we now have all of the data from each year of the Levy in a single, centralized dashboard!  This new format is fitting as it marks the completion of the first quarter of a new year. Still, much remains the same: we continue to be… [ Keep reading ]

KEEP MOVING STREETS | Streets near Green Lake, Alki, & Lake Washington are open to people walking, rolling, biking, blading, scooting, & fun!

Enjoy fresh air and time outside on a Keep Moving Street that is closed to vehicles and open for people to walk, bike, and play! We, along with the rest of the world, made big adjustments to how we lived and traveled in 2020 to keep each other healthy. To help people stay healthy… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Soon, you’ll see new sidewalks and safer intersections along Sand Point Way NE! Construction begins in April.

Summary We are making changes near Magnuson Park to keep people safe, whether they are walking, rolling, biking, driving, or taking transit. Our next phase of work starts in April. We’ll add new sidewalks, reconfigure intersections, make signal timing upgrades, and more. Your investment through the Levy to Move Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Play street permits are back! Celebrate Earth Day outside with your neighbors on an (socially distanced) Earth Day play street!

Hello, April! AKA Earth Month! Birds are singing, the sun is (sometimes) shining, and flowers are blooming. The longer days mean more daylight to play outside and connect with your neighbors.   As of last week, play street permits are back – just in time for Earth Day fun on April 22nd! This comes after nearly a year-long hiatus in issuing these permits on… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Best of the Month | Safety is our number one priority!

In this SDOT Best of the Month, we’ll highlight some of the projects that made news in March – and some that didn’t. The new rectangular rapid flashing beacon at Dayton Ave N and N 50th St helps kids and families safely walk and roll to school and to Woodland… [ Keep reading ]

We’re working with Seattle Public Schools to keep families safe as in-person schooling returns with new “School Streets” where most cars are not allowed

Summary  Students are headed back to their classrooms next week as Seattle Public Schools transition to in-person learning. Help keep our kids safe by driving the speed limit, obeying signs, and expecting more kids and families along our sidewalks and streets. Stay Healthy Streets and new “School Streets” in front… [ Keep reading ]