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Resource Fair Helps Rainier Valley Residents Get Around Safely

We recently held a Community Resource Fair in Rainier Valley to speak with residents about getting around the city safely. We shared information on the variety of services and programs we offer including Play Streets, Transportation Options, car tab rebates and our Pedestrian Master Plan. The event drew in recent immigrants, young people, and communities of… [ Keep reading ]

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

City of Seattle offices are closed on Monday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. Street parking is free in Seattle for the 4th of July holiday. Tens of thousands of people will gather around the shores of Lake Union Monday night to watch the annual 4th of July fireworks show. Whether you’re traveling… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Independence Day, and Travel Safely

Celebrate July 4th safely and responsibly by letting someone else drive you home. All day on July 4th, Uber will be offering discounted rides in Seattle as part of our Vision Zero campaign to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030. New and existing Uber riders… [ Keep reading ]

Get a (Discounted!) Safe Ride This Pride Weekend

Seattle will be celebrating our Pride this weekend, and helping you to get home safe afterward. Whether you’re enjoying events throughout Capitol Hill on Saturday, or the parade through downtown and Seattle Center celebrations on Sunday, enjoy discounted rideshare services all weekend long This weekend our city will be celebrating… [ Keep reading ]

New Vision Zero Dashboard now online!

We are happy to announce the new Vision Zero Dashboard is now live! This new desktop tool provides an easy-to-use interface for everyone to see Vision Zero stats at a glance and learn about police-reported collisions that happen in your area. Using data such as this helps SDOT to plan and prioritize projects around the city equitably…. [ Keep reading ]

Yard signs, get your Vision Zero yard signs!

Maybe you’ve noticed—we’re kind of into signs here at SDOT. We’ve been getting a lot of requests lately for our Vision Zero yard signs. We’ve seen them popping up in traffic circles and planting strips in neighborhoods across the city. And you can get your very own. Get a sign of… [ Keep reading ]

New Vision Zero Dashboard Coming Soon!

Vision Zero is excited to have worked closely with the University of Washington Information School  to make collision data more interactive and accessible to everyone.  Educating people about what is happening in their neighborhood and citywide streets is one of the key elements to making Vision Zero successful.  Collision data… [ Keep reading ]

New Safe Routes to School Crossing in Greenwood is Complete

SDOT crews have completed a new school crossing at N 80th St and 1st Ave N that provides a safer way for kids to cross the street to get to Greenwood Elementary School and St John Catholic School. Improvements include a new curb bulb, curb ramps compliant with the Americans with… [ Keep reading ]

An Alligator in the Passenger Seat? Keeping Drivers off Their Phones

It’s tempting to check your Facebook page, hit that ‘like’ button, or send a quick text while you’re driving. But is it worth the risk? We don’t think so, which is why we’ve launched a Vision Zero education campaign that targets distracted driving, encouraging people to do whatever it takes to… [ Keep reading ]

Raising Safety Awareness through Tiny PSA’s

SDOT is putting together a series of what we’re calling ‘Tiny PSAs’ (public service announcements) to remind people of the rules of the road, highlight new safety projects, and spread the word about Vision Zero, Seattle’s plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on our streets by 2030.  Education efforts like… [ Keep reading ]