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SDOT showing up for equality: Director, Sam Zimbabwe on Black Lives Matter

Today marks the one month anniversary since George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis that ignited national and local reflection and conversation about systemic racism and disparate outcomes not just in the police and judicial systems, but across so many other areas, including the ways we plan, build and manage transportation infrastructure… [ Keep reading ]

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force unanimously supports SDOT’s recommendation to expand Low Bridge access to all vehicles at night

At the West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force meeting yesterday, members agreed with our recommendations that we should immediately expand access to the West Seattle Low Bridge, also known as the Spokane Street Bridge, to all vehicles at night between 9 PM and 5 AM, 7 days a week, as… [ Keep reading ]

City to conduct a limited test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system on June 26 as part of West Seattle Bridge emergency planning

On June 26 at 12 p.m., the City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management will send a test message through the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system. This test is not linked to any specific action or report related to the condition of the West Seattle Bridge.  This test is part… [ Keep reading ]

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

We’reopening4more miles ofStay Healthy Streetsto allow for safe physical distancingwhile walking, rolling,running, skating,and bikingover 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 ]

Analysis sheds new light on possibility of West Seattle Bridge repairs.

Analysissheds new light onpossibility ofWest Seattle High-Rise Bridgerepairs. We continuetoassesshowmuch repairs would cost, howlongthey wouldtake,andwhetherthey wouldlast longenoughto bea worthwhile investment. New analysis indicates thatrepairing the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge may be possible, but we still do not knowhow longany repairs would last or whether useful repairsallowing us to reopen the… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force discuss traffic mitigation in and around West Seattle

TheWest Seattle BridgeCommunityTask Forceheld theirsecondmeeting today, focusing on one of the most critical issues they will be tackling – traffic mitigationin and around West Seattle. We are beyond grateful to have this dedicated group of community representativesthoughtfullyengage, ask questions, and provideessentialfeedback as wework to reconnect West Seattle. Consistent with our… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force held inaugural meeting this week

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force met for the first time this week on Wednesday, June 10. The Community Task Force has representatives from all over West Seattle and the Duwamish Valley, including neighborhood groups from the Junction to Georgetown to South Park to Highland Park to SODO.  The… [ Keep reading ]

An update on options to reopen the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge as essential stabilization and data collection work continues

Itisabig week for the West SeattleHigh-RiseBridge and surrounding communities impacted by its closure. On Tuesday andWednesdayof this week,ourrecently-announced Technical Advisory Panel(TAP)and West Seattle Bridge Community Task Forceheld/will holdtheir first official meetings, respectively. Those conversationswillkick offa rapid series of intensive briefings andmeetings for the TAP and Task Force. To ensure that… [ Keep reading ]

Apply for a Safe Routes to Schools Mini Grant!

Application forSafe Routes to School Mini Grantsare now open! Apply for up to $1,000 to fund projects that educate students about walking and biking to school. Public and private schools, parent-teacher associations, and other non-profit organizations are welcome to apply. Safe Routes to Schoolis a national movement to make it… [ Keep reading ]

Bike season is here!

Yes,a lot of people bike year-round in Seattle, but for those of us who don’t regularly brave the rain on bike, May often marks the beginning of bike season. May is historically#BikeMonth. In light the COVID-19 pandemic, bike month in Seattle looks a little different this year. Some bike month… [ Keep reading ]