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Seattle takes new steps to fine-tune traffic signals for people walking and rolling during COVID-19 health crisis

The COVID-19 health crisis has made usallrethink business as usual. Across thecity, creativepeoplehave been working together to plan and execute immediate changesto help people and businesses in our cityduring this unprecedented time.One way that weareadaptingtothe city’schanging needs has been toadjustnearly 800traffic signalsthroughout Seattle toreducethetime people need to wait to cross… [ Keep reading ]

Expect to see School Zone flashing lights in the middle of the day

Seattle classrooms have gone virtual, but students are still going to schools to pick up meals. To help keep our students and their families safe, 20MPH school zone speed limits will be in effect during the hours that schools are open to students picking up meals. “School lunches are a… [ Keep reading ]

Let’s Celebrate! Northgate Bike & Pedestrian Bridge Groundbreaking

Today, Seattle Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Debora Juarez hosted a groundbreaking celebration to mark the start of construction on the Northgate Pedestrian and Bike Bridge over Interstate 5. They were joined by other civic leaders, transportation agency partners, and community organizations who have supported this project. The bridge… [ Keep reading ]

Following major Vision Zero Safety changes, new Bike & Pedestrian Safety Analysis to help inform Seattle’s approach to eliminating traffic deaths

In December 2019, Mayor Durkan announced a series of steps that the city is taking to make our streets safer and achieve our Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030. These steps include reducing speed limits to 25 mph across the city,… [ Keep reading ]

MLS Cup Champions – Seattle Sounders hosts celebration parade in downtown Seattle, Tues. Nov 12

Sunday was an …E P I C… day for Seattle Sounders fans! Now here comes the celebratory parade. The Sounders made history at CenturyLink Field on Sunday as the second most attended MSL Cup of all time. Tickets to the 24th MLS Cup sold out in minutes and 69,274… [ Keep reading ]

The Anatomy of a Curb Ramp

Curb ramps make our city more accessible for everyone, & they’re a high priority for our Maintenance Operations Division (MOD) Concrete Crews. Pursuant to a Consent Decree, the City of Seattle builds at least 1250 curb ramps per year, and our MOD Concrete Crews complete a significant portion of… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Blend In

Commuters watch out for our neon friends! Seattle’s highest collision corridor occurs on Rainier Avenue South. On average, Rainier Avenue South sees one crash per day that takes 45 minutes to clear. Why Rainier Valley? Rainier Valley is home to some of Seattle’s most culture-rich and diverse residents… [ Keep reading ]

Take Pride in Your Ride

Are you ready for Pride Weekend?  Our staff will be marching in the parade and handing out pins, so come grab your transit pride pin (check ’em out below!) and celebrate #RideTransitMonth and Seattle Pride!  With Seattle Transportation Benefit District funds, we’ve added over 6,800 weekly… [ Keep reading ]

Seawolves Championship Rally

F R I.  J U N 21 Congratulations to the Seattle Seawolves! Mayor Jenny A. Durkan will host the Seattle Seawolves to celebrate their historic back-to-back 2019 Major League Rugby Championship victory and help raise the Seawolves flag. Event: Seawolves rally: 10:15 AM on the Seattle City Plaza…. [ Keep reading ]

A FREE Rainier Valley style & safety event w/Aramis Hamer

Rainier Valley is a multifaceted collection of communities in southeast Seattle anchored together by Rainier Ave S. The community is home to some of Seattle’s most culture-rich and diverse residents and schools. Rainier Ave S is also home to Seattle’s highest collision corridor. On average, Rainier Ave… [ Keep reading ]