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The Levy to Move Seattle is making a real, tangible difference in neighborhoods. Thanks to your tax dollars, it’s now easier, safer, and smoother to travel along SW Avalon Way.

We’ve heard from our neighbors that the new bike lanes on SW Avalon Way have been getting use, especially on warm, sunny days.One of our neighbors recently shared thisvideo of his young sonwho now feels safe and comfortable riding his bicycle along SW Avalon Way. Summary We’ve completed work along… [ Keep reading ]

The Lander St Bridge project – two decades in the making – has finally come to life! The bridge opens at 6 AM on Oct. 7.

Summary After years of planning, collaboration, and partnership, the Lander St Bridge is a reality – which means, among much more, you can say goodbye to over 4.5 hours per day of idling vehicles along S Lander St. The bridge will open at 6 AM on Oct. 7. The completion… [ Keep reading ]

Attention Seattle nonprofits, schools, and community organizations: We’re offering COVID-19 grants of up to $1,000 through Safe Routes to School program.

Summary Through ourSafe Routes to School(SRTS)program, we’re offering emergency COVID-19 grants of up to $1,000 to nonprofits, Seattle schools, and school-oriented community organizations. These grants can be used to fund a variety of projects. Individuals, PTAs, nonprofit organizations, school-oriented community organizations, and school staff can apply for the SRTSCOVID-19 grantas… [ Keep reading ]

Crossing the street in Lake City will soon be much safer at several intersections, starting with NE 125th St and 28th Ave NE

Summary Safety is our number one priority, andinLake City– the home of Lake City Way, one of the busiest arterial routes in Northeast Seattle –we’re makingimportant safety improvements. NE 125thSt and 28thAve NE saw tragic loss of life last year, andwe’rebuildingimprovements at this and a nearby intersection earlier than planned… [ Keep reading ]

An introspective, retrospective look at PARK(ing) Day.

Summary PARK(ing) Day didn’t take place last Friday in Seattle – another example of how COVID-19 continues to impact communities worldwide.  PARK(ing)Day began as a grassroots movement, but has grown creatively year after year across the world. It has inspired conversations and partnership with Seattle communities, and some ideas have had long-term… [ Keep reading ]

New sidewalks and other creative improvements in South Park

This summer, we’ve been building new sidewalks on 8th Ave S between S Sullivan St and S Southern St in South Park. We just completed a new sidewalk on the east side of the street where a temporary in-street walkway was installed in 2016 and we also replaced the existing… [ Keep reading ]

Three miles of Lake Washington Blvd will stay open to people walking, rolling, and biking until the week of Oct. 5!

Keep Moving Street along Lake Washington Blvd. Photo Credit: Jeanne Clark.

We have a plan to keep people moving to/from the new Climate Pledge Arena + an exciting update about the Seattle Center to Waterfront Walking and Biking Connection Project!

By 2025, it’s anticipated that 15,000 new households and 20,000 new employees will be added totheNorth Downtown Seattlearea,and wehave aplanto keep people moving as the area grows and changes. If and when large-scale events are safe for the public to attend, the Climate Pledge Arena(formerly known as Key Arena)at Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

We’re making more bold steps on Rainier Ave S to improve safety and walkability – while keeping buses moving!

The Rainier AveSefforts are a part of ourVision Zero program to reach zero traffic fatalities or serious injuries by 2030, and our Safe Routes to School program to make it easier and safer for kids to walk or bike to school. This year, we’ll complete the new street layout from… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Free Street Closure Permits Available for Restaurant and Business Operation During Pandemic

Building on the City’s free permits for sidewalk cafes and curb spaces, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today an expansion of street closure permit options for one or more blocks as part of the City of Seattle’s efforts to support businesses during the ongoing public health crisis. These new permits… [ Keep reading ]