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Learn about your tax dollars hard at work in the latest Levy to Move Seattle Quarter 3 Report.

Summary In July, August, and September (Quarter 3 or Q3) of this year – despite the many ongoing challenges facing our community – crews have continued to deliver on projects funded by the Levy to Move Seattle throughout the city that enhance safety, mobility, and livability for everyone. Today, we’re highlighting some… [ Keep reading ]

Daylight Savings ends on Nov. 1, so it’s time for a refresher on how we can all help each other stay safe in the darker seasons!

Summary 2020 is about to get darker (literally): Daylight Savings ends November 1. Now, more than ever, we need to be looking out for each other. Whether you’re walking, rolling, biking, driving, or taking public transit – safety can be a collective effort when we keep an eye out for each… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We’re starting work on our 12th Ave S Vision Zero Project this week to make walking, rolling, and biking easier and safer.

Summary: The neighborhood around 12th Ave S is growing rapidly, and we want to make sure people traveling in and around it are safe. This Vision Zero project – funded by your tax dollars through the Levy to Move Seattle – aims to reduce vehicular speed on 12th Ave S… [ Keep reading ]

Attention Seattle nonprofits, schools, and community organizations: We’re offering COVID-19 grants of up to $1,000 through Safe Routes to School program.

Summary Through our Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program, we’re offering emergency COVID-19 grants of up to $1,000 to nonprofits, Seattle schools, and school-oriented community organizations. These grants can be used to fund a variety of projects. Individuals, PTAs, nonprofit organizations, school-oriented community organizations, and school staff can apply for the SRTS COVID-19 grant as… [ Keep reading ]

Washington State’s new bicycle “Safety Stop” law allows people biking to treat stops signs as yield signs with some exceptions.

Summary On October 1, Washington State’s new bicycle “Safety Stop” law allows people biking to treat stop signs as yield signs, with a couple of important exceptions. People biking must still fully stop at stoplights, stop signs on school buses, and stop signs at railroad crossings. This also doesn’t change the rules of the road for… [ Keep reading ]

Crossing the street in Lake City will soon be much safer at several intersections, starting with NE 125th St and 28th Ave NE

Summary Safety is our number one priority, and in Lake City – the home of Lake City Way, one of the busiest arterial routes in Northeast Seattle – we’re making important safety improvements. NE 125th St and 28th Ave NE saw tragic loss of life last year, and we’re building improvements at this and a nearby intersection earlier than planned… [ Keep reading ]

Do you travel along NE 65th St between NE Ravenna Blvd and 39th Ave NE? You’re safer after the redesign, says our new evaluation report.

People traveling along NE 65th St needed improvements to enhance safety, and we delivered. Read the full report here. After our redesign along the 1.5 mile stretch between NE Ravenna Blvd and 39th Ave NE: There were fewer collisions and injuries, and no fatal or severe injury collisions, in 2019. People drove slower. There were… [ Keep reading ]

Three miles of Lake Washington Blvd will stay open to people walking, rolling, and biking until the week of Oct. 5!

Keep Moving Street along Lake Washington Blvd. Photo Credit: Jeanne Clark.

We’re making more bold steps on Rainier Ave S to improve safety and walkability – while keeping buses moving!

The Rainier Ave S efforts are a part of our Vision Zero program to reach zero traffic fatalities or serious injuries by 2030, and our Safe Routes to School program to make it easier and safer for kids to walk or bike to school. This year, we’ll complete the new street layout from… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization

Since the closure of the High-Rise Bridge, we’ve worked to simultaneously advance all efforts needed to expeditiously pursue both a repair or replace scenario. By advancing both pathways at once, not a moment has been lost while the careful and thorough assessment is done to understand which avenue – repair or replace –… [ Keep reading ]