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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 ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Work on N 34th St Mobility Project starts as early as March 8, resulting in a temporary Burke-Gilman Trail detour. Soon, you’ll see protected bike lanes & safer intersections!

Summary Thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars at work, we are making traveling on N 34th St safer. Work on the N 34th St Mobility Project starts this month! Heads up, Burke-Gilman Trail travelers: This project will result in a temporary detour of the Burke-Gilman Trail. We understand this is inconvenient… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle bridge spans arrived this weekend, and we’re bringing you along for the final phase of construction!

Summary By fall 2021, you will be able to walk, roll and bike safely above I-5 using the Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge thanks to your investment through the Levy to Move Seattle. This project shows how powerful regional partnerships, foresight, and community-informed design are coming together to create a more equitable, resilient,… [ Keep reading ]

APPLY NOW! Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is looking for two new members

Are you passionate about making it safe and easy for people of all ages and abilities to get around Seattle? Apply to volunteer on the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board! The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board seeks two new members to serve two-year terms starting this spring through March 2023.  Please consider applying (or encouraging someone you know) to apply by March 23,… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT’s Best of the Month: January 2021 | COVID-19 and winter weather response, and making our streets work for all.

Summary In this SDOT’s Best of the Month, we’ll highlight (non-West Seattle Bridge!) projects that made news – and some that didn’t. We created a new COVID-19 Transportation Response, Reopening, and Recovery page on our website so that you can see how we’re working to keep Seattle safe and moving. … [ Keep reading ]

The community-led revisioning of Melrose Ave in Capitol Hill is starting to come to fruition!

We’ve completed the final designs for improving safety & the walking & biking experience on Melrose Ave from E Roy St to University St. Construction expected to start later this year. To the east of I-5 in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, Melrose Ave is a key walking and biking connection. Melrose Ave is lined with residential buildings that overlook… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve updated our traffic signal policy to put the safety of people walking and rolling first

Our newest pedestrian-first traffic signal policy update will: Give people more time to cross the street safely. Reduce pedestrian wait times at signals. Create more automatic walk signals so people don’t have to press a button. Build on other recent pedestrian-first policies and projects. For many decades, Seattle’s transportation system, like most across the country, was designed to… [ Keep reading ]