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Walking, rolling, or riding transit on 23rd Ave E/24th Ave E? We’re making improvements for safety and mobility starting in October.

We reached a huge milestone in the final phase of the 23rd Ave E Vision Zero project this month. We have selected Gary Merlino Construction Company as our contractor, and they will start work in the coming weeks. In spring 2020, this project was paused due to COVID-19 related budget impacts. Earlier this year,… [ Keep reading ]

What do you need to walk, roll, or bike to school safely? Our Safe Routes to School program is ready to fund your ideas with Mini Grants all year long.

Summary Can you think of something that would make it safer for you to walk, roll, or bike to school? Safe Routes to School Mini Grants are for small projects like bicycle helmets, lights, pedestrian crossing flags, Walking School Buses, and more. New! We are offering the Mini Grants on a rolling basis. Nonprofits, Seattle schools, and… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Celebrating the color and joy local artists bring to Seattle

Summary: Crews installed a colorful crosswalk in South Park as part of the 8th Ave S Sidewalk Improvements project. On a tour of the West Seattle Bridge, Duwamish River Artist Residency learned about the bridge’s history and got to see the city from a new angle. We sat down with… [ Keep reading ]

It’s back to school time! We’re keeping kids safe on the way to class & helping them use transit

Summary: Kids are heading back to school and it’s important to keep them safe: drive the speed limit, obey signs, and expect more families on our sidewalks and streets.  School zone safety cameras are being turned on starting September 1. The speed limit in school zones is 20 mph when the lights are flashing, so drive slow and pay attention to keep kids and families safe and avoid getting a… [ Keep reading ]

Share your thoughts on the future of the Delridge Way SW Pedestrian Bridge

What you need to know: We installed a community requested crosswalk and walk signal as part of the Delridge Way SW – RapidRide H Line project at SW Oregon St and are considering if making the pedestrian bridge earthquake safe and continuing ongoing maintenance is still the right approach. Take… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory: Upcoming work on NE 66th St and NE 68th St between 12th Ave NE and 15th Ave NE August 16 – August 20

We will be reversing the directions of NE 66th St and NE 68th St between 12th Ave NE and 15th Ave NE to make updates to the roadways and implement safety improvements from August 16 to 20, as part of the 15th Ave NE Paving Project. All parking and thru… [ Keep reading ]

We are pleased to share the Levy to Move Seattle Q2 2021 Report with you!

Read the full report and Executive Summary. This is our second report in our new streamlined, efficient, and transparent format. Data that outlines our progress towards Levy goals each quarter is now captured in our centralized, interactive online dashboard. We invite you to explore the new dashboard, referring to the “How to Use” infographic on page 16 of the report.   Across the department, we have made significant progress on key Levy deliverables… [ Keep reading ]

We partnered with East African Community Services and Superpedestrian to distribute 100 bikes to BIPOC youth last week!

Together with East African Community Services and Superpedestrian, we distributed 100 bikes to middle and high school students on August 3rd. We handed out free bikes and bike-related gear to a youth cohort based primarily in the NewHolly community in the Rainier Valley. East African Community Services helps East African… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory: Magnuson Park entrance at NE 74th Street will be closed from August 9 to 27

Closure will allow crews to work on improvements that will provide easier access to Magnuson Park, and enhance the flow of traffic on Sand Point Way NE.  Starting on Monday, August 9, we will be removing slip lanes, adding curb bulbs, adding left and right turn pockets, enhancing pedestrian crossings, and adding… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | JULY 31: Join us on a bike ride & scavenger hunt to celebrate the completion of the Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements Project!

After two years of construction, we are thrilled to be wrapping up improvements around Green Lake and Wallingford. This was possible with your tax dollars through the Levy to Move Seattle! Paving is complete, new traffic signals/flashing beacons are activated, new bus stops are in place, and hundreds of ADA… [ Keep reading ]