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LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Soon, you’ll see new sidewalks and safer intersections along Sand Point Way NE! Construction begins in April.

Summary We are making changes near Magnuson Park to keep people safe, whether they are walking, rolling, biking, driving, or taking transit. Our next phase of work starts in April. We’ll add new sidewalks, reconfigure intersections, make signal timing upgrades, and more. Your investment through the Levy to Move Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Best of the Month | Safety is our number one priority!

In this SDOT Best of the Month, we’ll highlight some of the projects that made news in March – and some that didn’t. The new rectangular rapid flashing beacon at Dayton Ave N and N 50th St helps kids and families safely walk and roll to school and to Woodland… [ Keep reading ]

Learn about our proposed spend plan for the new $20 vehicle license fee funding.

The plan prioritizes safety, equity, & maintaining the strength of Seattle’s assets, thanks to the input of stakeholders across the community. This blog was updated on April 1, 2021, when the proposed spend plan was submitted to City Council. The revised text is noted in red below, and aims to be clearer and consistent with what… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We’re partnering with Washington State to reduce speed limits on state routes in Seattle & reach shared goals of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries

In partnership with Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), and with funding from the Levy to Move Seattle, yesterday we began lowering speed limits by 5 miles per hour on portions of state routes within Seattle! (See chart below for exact locations!) Safety is our number one priority and reducing speed limits is a nationally recognized tool… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve finished lowering speed limits on most streets in Seattle, but our work doesn’t stop here. We continue to improve the safety of our streets to prevent collisions & save lives.

Summary: We completed our work to lower speed limits to 25 mph on most major streets in Seattle & installed nearly 2,500 new speed limit signs! Case studies conducted in five Seattle neighborhoods help us understand the impact of these changes. Collisions are less likely to occur where we reduce vehicular speeds and added more speed limit signage. When we reduce speed limits, we… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]