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Following major Vision Zero Safety changes, new Bike & Pedestrian Safety Analysis to help inform Seattle’s approach to eliminating traffic deaths

In December 2019, Mayor Durkan announced a series of steps that the city is taking to make our streets safer and achieve our Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030. These steps include reducing speed limits to 25 mph across the city,… [ Keep reading ]

Pedestrian Master Plan Implementation: Improving Walkability One Step at a Time

This week, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced four steps to make our streets safer and achieve our Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030. We’re stepping up our efforts to make street crossing safer. We also launched the effort to reduce… [ Keep reading ]

We’re stepping up our efforts to make crossing the street safer.

Of all the things we do to keep Seattle moving, public safety is by far ourabsolutehighest priority. Mayor Jenny Durkan has announced four stepson December 10 tomake our streets even safer andachieveourVision Zerogoalofendingtraffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030. Along with lowering speed limits, one critical… [ Keep reading ]

Slower speeds save lives: a path to end traffic deaths & serious injuries in Seattle 

Mayor Jenny Durkan has announced 4 steps to make our streets even safer & achieve our Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths & serious injuries on city streets by 2030.   Along with making crosswalks safer, one step is reducing speed limits to 25 miles per hour (MPH) on major streets citywide. The speed limit on… [ Keep reading ]

Dear Summer, it’s been great knowing ya! School is back!

There’s only one more weekend to soak in those school-free-summer-vibes. Because classes are back in sesh for Seattle Public Schools on Wednesday, Sept. 4!  Oh my gosh, we know!! Kids are cryin’ – parents are cryin’ (with happiness). When school begins, more people will be traveling the streets and because… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Blend In

Commuters watch out for our neon friends! Seattle’s highest collision corridor occurs on Rainier Avenue South. On average, Rainier Avenue South sees one crash per day that takes 45 minutes to clear. Why Rainier Valley? Rainier Valley is home to some of Seattle’s most culture-rich and diverse residents… [ Keep reading ]

This Independence Day, free yourself from traffic by planning ahead.

This Thursday is the 4th of July, which means busy streets, busy sidewalks, and busy bodies. We want you to enjoy the holiday, so we’ve put together this guide to help you plan ahead and avoid traffic. No one wants to watch the fireworks through a line of bumper… [ Keep reading ]

Notes from the road: sage advice from Seattle’s Safest travelers

We’re 3 weeks in to Seattle’s Safest Driver (our 8-week competition complete with prizes) and have some fun stories to share below. But first, a call to action.   Get in the game – download today If you haven’t yet downloaded the app, it’s not too late to get… [ Keep reading ]

A FREE Rainier Valley style & safety event w/Aramis Hamer

Rainier Valley is a multifaceted collection of communities in southeast Seattle anchored together by Rainier Ave S. The community is home to some of Seattle’s most culture-rich and diverse residents and schools. Rainier Ave S is also home to Seattle’s highest collision corridor. On average, Rainier Ave… [ Keep reading ]

HEY, YOU! — YEA, YOU! SEATTLE’S SAFEST DRIVER 2.0 (launches 5/13)

Think you’re Seattle’s safest driver? Prove it & win. When it comes to traffic safety & moving toward Vision Zero, it’s about a culture change. It’s a shift from accepting accidents, to preventing crashes and making streets safer for everyone. This shift is going to take some big… [ Keep reading ]