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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 ]

West Seattle High-Rise Bridge engineers prepare for everything by considering worst-case scenarios

Since theemergencyclosure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridgeon March 23, 2020, we havemade clear through action and deed thatpublic safety, consistentcommunication,and transparency arefoundational toour teamsand partners.Weareworkingwith great urgency to chart the path forward for thehighbridge. Today,we aresharinga Conceptual Modes of Failure Memoprepared by ourstructuralengineeringconsultant, WSP,whichuses careful analysis and modeling to… [ Keep reading ]

The Cowen Park Bridge seismic retrofits are complete!

We recently completed seismic retrofit construction on Cowen Park Bridge. Infrastructure maintenance is critical for a healthy, vibrant, and connected city.Earthquakes could have a significant detrimental effect on Seattle’s infrastructure. That’s why in 2016 the City of Seattle established a bridge seismic retrofit program and selected 16 bridges for seismic retrofits, all funded and made possible… [ Keep reading ]

New intelligent monitoring system on West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

The new intelligent monitoringsysteminstallationisnearly completeonthe West Seattle High-Rise Bridge and will be fully operational mid-May. We recently shared ouremergency response planthat we developed with an inter-agency task force. Seeing an emergency evacuationFall Zonecan be a little frightening,and we want to assure you that there are no current indications that we’ll… [ Keep reading ]

2020 bike investments to accelerate, including 20 miles of Stay Healthy Streets to become permanent in Seattle

Mayor Durkan and SDOT are makingat least20 miles ofthe StayHealthy Streets pilot permanent, andmoving forward witha bold vision of enhanced bike infrastructure. Mayor Jenny Durkan announcedtodaythat Seattlewill makeat least20 miles of Stay Healthy Streets permanent. She also directed SDOT toexpand the program to include routesinmoreneighborhoodsand acceleratetheinstallation ofnewbike facilitiessuch as Neighborhood… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle takes new steps to fine-tune traffic signals for people walking and rolling during COVID-19 health crisis

The COVID-19 health crisis has made usallrethink business as usual. Across thecity, creativepeoplehave been working together to plan and execute immediate changesto help people and businesses in our cityduring this unprecedented time.One way that weareadaptingtothe city’schanging needs has been toadjustnearly 800traffic signalsthroughout Seattle toreducethetime people need to wait to cross… [ Keep reading ]

Get Ready! 11 More Miles of Stay Healthy Streets Coming Your Way

We’reopening11more miles ofStay Healthy Streetsto allow for safe social distancingwhile walking, rolling,running, skating,and biking! Lake City, Aurora Licton Springs, Ballard, and Delridge/Highland Parkcommunities will be able to access essential services, recreate, and walk their dogs near their homes while protecting the neighbors by keeping 6 feet apart. Stay Healthy Streets… [ Keep reading ]