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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, and in Lake City – the home of Lake City Way, one of the busiest arterial routes in Northeast Seattle – we’re making important safety improvements. NE 125th St and 28th Ave NE saw tragic loss of life last year, and we’re building improvements 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 2035, it’s anticipated that 15,000 new households and 20,000 new employees will be added to the North Downtown Seattle area, and we have a plan to 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 Ave S efforts are a part of our Vision 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 ]

4 Miles of Stay Healthy Streets Announced along with a 5-day Pilot on Lake Washington Blvd

We’re opening 4 more miles of Stay Healthy Streets to allow for safe physical distancing while walking, rolling, running, skating, and biking over the next week! Seattleites now have 27 miles of streets around Seattle to see what it is like to share the streets and consider if they would like them in their neighborhood permanently — keep reading… [ Keep reading ]

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 us all rethink business as usual. Across the city, creative people have been working together to plan and execute immediate changes to help people and businesses in our city during this unprecedented time. One way that we are adapting to the city’s changing needs has been to adjust nearly 800 traffic signals throughout Seattle to reduce the time 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 ]