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Walktober is here! Fun ideas to rack up the miles with your family and friends this month

Summary: Walktober: Each year, we celebrate walking and rolling during the entire month of October (aka Walktober)! Walktober features a variety of ways to get involved and get active. FeetFirst and other community-led organizations across the region have seen robust participation each year since 2015! Safe Routes to School: October… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Now open to riders: New 4th Ave protected bike lane through downtown Seattle is officially complete – come check it out!

Summary: This past weekend, crews completed the final sections of the new 4th Avenue protected bike lane through downtown Seattle, with connections to the broader Center City Bike Network in and around downtown Seattle. This project was made possible with tax dollars from the Levy to Move Seattle. Thank you,… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

60 new speed humps installed to increase safety in neighborhoods along West Seattle Bridge detour

Join us tomorrow, July 21, at 5:30 PM for a virtual public meeting to discuss bridge repair, low bridge access, and travel options around West Seattle and the Duwamish Valley. You can find more information here. We installed 60 new speed humps in Highland Park, Georgetown, and South Park to increase… [ Keep reading ]

Have a Safe and Fun Fourth of July Weekend!

Independence Day is just around the corner! As we prepare for a more normal Fourth of July celebration this year, it’s important for Seattleites to keep safety in mind so they can enjoy the holiday weekend with family and friends and prevent any crashes. Around the Fourth, many people head to the parks or attend a friend’s barbecue to… [ Keep reading ]