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TODAY, February 18: Virtual Open House for West Marginal Way SW Improvements

Virtual Open House Details We would like to hear your thoughts on the proposed improvements for West Marginal Way SW ahead of design and installation in mid-2021.  To learn more and share your thoughts, please join us at our Virtual Open House TODAY, Thursday, February 18 from 6 – 7:30 PM.  Use… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s newest protected bike lanes & neighborhood greenways!

Summary:  Building a connected bike network for people of all ages and abilities is key to our recovery in 2021 and beyond, while fighting the climate crisis.  Despite the many challenges we face, 2020 will remain a year of thoughtful, forward progress as we build a safer, more livable Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT centers Black lives

SDOT is committed to centering Black lives and equity. All year-round we’re working to undo past harms. This month, Black History Month, we’ll share ways in which Seattle’s transportation has upheld racism and what we’re doing to better serve our Black residents and visitors. Seattle has a long history of… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT’s Best of the Month: January 2021 | COVID-19 and winter weather response, and making our streets work for all.

Summary In this SDOT’s Best of the Month, we’ll highlight (non-West Seattle Bridge!) projects that made news – and some that didn’t. We created a new COVID-19 Transportation Response, Reopening, and Recovery page on our website so that you can see how we’re working to keep Seattle safe and moving. … [ Keep reading ]

The community-led revisioning of Melrose Ave in Capitol Hill is starting to come to fruition!

We’ve completed the final designs for improving safety & the walking & biking experience on Melrose Ave from E Roy St to University St. Construction expected to start later this year. To the east of I-5 in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, Melrose Ave is a key walking and biking connection. Melrose Ave is lined with residential buildings that overlook… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve updated our traffic signal policy to put the safety of people walking and rolling first

Our newest pedestrian-first traffic signal policy update will: Give people more time to cross the street safely. Reduce pedestrian wait times at signals. Create more automatic walk signals so people don’t have to press a button. Build on other recent pedestrian-first policies and projects. For many decades, Seattle’s transportation system, like most across the country, was designed to… [ Keep reading ]

Building a transportation network to support our Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets

As we start the new year, we want to celebrate our key accomplishments from 2020 that elevate community safety and support Seattle’s long-term Vision Zero initiative to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030, and also acknowledge there’s more work to be done. Summary: We worked hard throughout… [ Keep reading ]

Hi, High Point and West Seattle! A longer Neighborhood Greenway & new signal on 35th Ave SW are coming thanks to Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars at work.

Thanks to the ongoing engagement and enthusiasm of the community, this new north-south neighborhood greenway is becoming a reality! We’re starting construction later this month on the second phase of the West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway and a new walk/roll/bike signal across 35th Ave SW. Phase 2 of the neighborhood greenway runs from SW Graham St to… [ Keep reading ]

Happy New Year from all of us at SDOT. Please stay safe and vigilant, follow COVID-19 guidelines, and do not drive, scooter, motorcycle, or bike while under the influence.

This New Year’s Eve will be very different than in years past – obviously! Even the Space Needle fireworks are going virtual. Still, the beginning of a new year might call for more celebrating than you might do on a typical Thursday. With that in mind, we urge you to not only follow the usual… [ Keep reading ]

Let it snow! Even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re ready for winter storms.

Winter Weather Response Website 2020 至 2021 年冬季气候 | 2020 至 2021 年冬季氣候 | 2020-2021 Cimilada Dayrta | 2020-2021년 겨울철 날씨 | Temporada de invierno 2020-2021 | ПОГОДА ЗИМОЙ 2020-2021 г. | 2020-2021 Haala Qolleensaa Ganna | អាកាសធាតុរដូវរងា 2020-2021 | Thời Tiết Mùa Đông 2020-2021 | PANAHON NG TAGLAMIG SA… [ Keep reading ]