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Competitive application process focused on safety, equity, and proper parking leads to changes in Seattle’s scooter line-up

Seattle’s scooter share program gives residents and visitors another option to get around the city without a car. Last month, we concluded the program’s pilot phase. We shared the next steps in a blog post, which included conducting a competitive application process to choose the next set of scooter share… [ Keep reading ]

Lake Washington Blvd updates: community visioning process starting soon, and summer 2022 Bicycle Weekends schedule published.

Summary: This blog post includes two main updates. Please click on the two links directly below to jump down to each update. Lake Washington Blvd Visioning Process Overview Summer 2022 Bicycle Weekends on Lake Washington Blvd – Schedule Details Lake Washington Blvd Visioning Process Overview In the coming weeks, in… [ Keep reading ]

Recap of last weekend’s educational “Touch-A-Truck” event in Seattle – building interest in transportation and public service with people of all ages!

This past Sunday, May 1, 2022, our team at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) participated in this year’s “Touch-A-Truck” event, hosted by the Junior League of Seattle at Magnuson Park. This event was open to the community, and provided a fun hands-on opportunity for families and children of all… [ Keep reading ]

Check out our latest quarterly report for Reconnect West Seattle

Overview Reconnect West Seattle was borne out of the unexpected closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge in March of 2020, which dramatically impacted West Seattle and nearby Duwamish Valley communities. Through Reconnect West Seattle, we have a vision to restore travel across the Duwamish to similar levels seen before… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We have completed our construction on Delridge Way SW! Enjoy smoother streets, safer intersections, new lanes for buses and bikes, artwork, and more.

Summary: Back in 2020, we started construction on Delridge Way SW, a street in West Seattle that stretches from the West Seattle Bridge to White Center. This project is made possible by your investment in the Levy to Move Seattle, as well as a Washington State Regional Mobility Grant, and… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT is conducting a racial equity analysis to ensure our Pedestrian Program meets the needs of everyone walking and rolling in Seattle

Walking or rolling with a mobility-assisting device (such as a power wheelchair) are some of the most core and essential forms of affordable, everyday travel. Everyone should be able to navigate the city safely, as part of a wide range of travel and mobility options, from walking, rolling, and biking,… [ Keep reading ]

National Work Zone Awareness Week: April 11-15, 2022 – help do your part by paying attention to signs and slowing down when you drive to and through work zones and incident response scenes

This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 11-15, 2022), and we’re here to remind you to please pay attention as you approach and drive through work zones to help keep workers, yourself, and other people traveling in the area all safe. Every day, our team members at the… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT’s Pedestrian Projects Toolkit helps guide our work to evaluate and install infrastructure to improve safety for people walking and rolling in Seattle

Our Pedestrian Projects Toolkit at-a-glance As part of our overall Pedestrian Program, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has developed a Pedestrian Projects Toolkit that provides estimated costs, timelines, and additional contextual details on pedestrian safety and traffic calming improvements. The toolkit is available in English, as well as the… [ Keep reading ]

Addressing safety on Aurora Ave N is a critical step in our work to achieve our Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries on Seattle streets by 2030 

We are committed to achieving our Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries on Seattle streets by 2030. Addressing the safety challenges on Aurora Ave N (State Route 99) is a critical step in our work to achieve this goal. Aurora Ave N, as well as… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve published an evaluation of the Seattle scooter share program – check it out and learn what’s next

Summary: There is demand for scooter share and scooters provide a flexible, low-emissions travel option. During our scooter share pilot program, 260,000 riders took over 1.4 million trips between October 2020 and September 2021. 21% of riders surveyed said they connected to transit, and over half said they would have… [ Keep reading ]