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All about our new Sidewalk Accessibility Guide

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Sidewalk Accessibility Guide! This website is a one-stop shop for increasing property owner awareness and knowledge about sidewalk responsibilities. We have also designed this site to ensure this information is accessible, including for blind and low-vision people who use screen readers. Sidewalks are… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Take our survey to help develop a better, safer Aurora Avenue N and learn about other projects in the area!

Summary: We’re planning improvements to Aurora Ave N as part of the Aurora Ave Project and want to hear from you via our quick survey, open now through September 30, 2022! Please share your experiences traveling on Aurora and what you’d like to see improved in the future. This blog… [ Keep reading ]

In honor of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, here are some ways we help make Seattle more accessible. 

Last week was the 32nd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In honor of this important milestone, let’s talk about our work to make Seattle’s transportation system more accessible for people of all ages and abilities. First, some background: the ADA is a federal law… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Help us choose the next locations for our Even Better Bike Lane pilot program

Summary: We’re excited to share that we’re launching a new pilot program to test out new materials for bike lane protection to better separate people rolling, scooting, and biking from vehicle traffic. Thanks to your tax dollars through the Levy to Move Seattle, we upgraded plastic posts to concrete on… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Spring and summer construction season is here, which means your Levy dollars have been hard at work in the second quarter of 2022 

We are pleased to share the Levy to Move Seattle Q2 2022 Report with you!  This report is a summary of work that we completed with Levy to Move Seattle funding in the second quarter of 2022 (April through June). Check out our online dashboard for all the details!   We want to take a… [ Keep reading ]

Check out our latest quarterly report for Reconnect West Seattle – Quarter 2, 2022

We have completed 59 of the 70 Reconnect West Seattle Implementation Plan projects from 2020-2022. We have completed 51 of the 64 Home Zone project elements. And we have completed 275 traffic mitigation projects since March 2020. Overview Reconnect West Seattle was developed in response to the unexpected closure of… [ Keep reading ]

Coming soon to Ballard Ave NW: improvements for people walking and nearby businesses

In June, we shared a blog post highlighting an exciting partnership with Councilmember Dan Strauss, the Ballard Alliance, and local businesses to further improve mobility and access for people walking and support businesses on Ballard Ave NW between 20th Ave NW and 22nd Ave NW, also known as the Ballard… Filed Under: Accessibility, Parking, Pedestrians, Safety, SDOT, Traffic and ConstructionTagged With: , , , , , , , ,

It’s time to Slow the Flock Down!

We’re here to say something: it’s time to Slow the Flock Down! We’re all members of the larger flock when we travel, and we want everyone to drive slowly and safely so we can all get home to our nests at the end of each day, period. We, in partnership… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Better intersections, bike lanes, sidewalks, and pavement arrive in northeast Seattle! 

Summary We are excited to share that the 15th Ave NE Paving Project is complete! The improvements we made are a combination of many projects including paving, biking, Vision Zero, and Safe Routes to School!    15th Ave NE is a busy street connecting University District, Ravenna, and Maple Leaf neighborhoods,… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve been preparing for a potential major earthquake in the region. Here’s how YOU can get ready too.

QUICK LINKS – How You Can Prepare: For additional resources on how you can prepare for a large-scale earthquake or other natural disaster, please visit the Seattle Office of Emergency Management’s website or read more in this blog post. Overview Team SDOT recently participated in “Cascadia Rising,” a multi-agency exercise… [ Keep reading ]