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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 ]

As part of our ongoing work in partnership with the state to make Aurora Ave N (SR-99) safer, we installed two new speed radar signs last week

The work to make Aurora Ave N (a Washington State roadway) safer was made possible through funding secured by State Senator Reuven Carlyle. We have recently installed two solar-powered speed radar signs: one on the southbound side of Aurora Ave N at N 38th St and the other on the northbound side near 6th Ave N. The signs show drivers their speed… [ Keep reading ]

World Day of Remembrance is a time to remember those lost and reinforce our commitment to safety and health for all.

This Sunday, November 15, marks the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, an annual memoriam adopted by the United Nations. According to the United Nations, this day is an important reminder for all communities across the world of the obligation and duty we have at all levels of life and governance to reduce fatalities on roads. While much… [ Keep reading ]

November 9 – 15 is National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week. From our team to yours: please slow down and stay vigilant, especially around traffic emergencies.

Summary National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week — which falls this year from November 9 – 15 — is one way of honoring traffic responders’ important work while raising awareness of the dangers of their work. Our SDOT Response Team (SRT) helps keep traffic moving by promptly removing debris in the street,… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

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 ]