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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 ]

Did somebody say munchies? Plan before you party this 4/20.

If you had to use Doritos, Reeses, & popcorn to create the best munchie, what would you make? Yesterday, we buddied up with Lyft, local media personalities, cannabis retailers, and safe streets partners for a cooking showdown to answer that question, but more importantly, raise awareness around impaired… [ Keep reading ]

We studied how we use public spaces. And the results may surprise you.

SDOT city planners launched a first-of-a-kind public life study to collect “people-centered data.” Last summer, when our urban planners launched SDOT’s first-ever public life study (pssst: this is the first ever for any municipal transportation agency in the country!), they weren’t exactly sure what they’d find. One thing we were… [ Keep reading ]

Making the most of the Move Seattle Levy resources to implement the Bicycle Master Plan.

Over the past 3 years, the City of Seattle has built 27 miles of new bike facilities. Mayor Durkan and SDOT Director, Sam Zimbabwe are committed to continuing to build a connected bike network as Seattle grows. We know many people are talking about how we’re implementing Seattle’s 2014 Bicycle… [ Keep reading ]

Keeping you in the Levy loop.

We completed a comprehensive reassessment on the Levy to Move Seattle. Last fall, we completed a comprehensive reassessment on the Levy to Move Seattle under the leadership of Mayor Durkan. The update was based on more realistic assumptions than we used in 2015. This is an update on… [ Keep reading ]

35TH AVE NE PROJECT: Safety for all in NE Seattle.

We’ve heard from many people advocating for safer ways to travel in NE Seattle. Since planning for the 35th Ave NE Project began in 2016, we’ve heard from many people advocating for safer ways to travel in NE Seattle. We’ve welcomed every comment, phone call, email, and conversation and… [ Keep reading ]

March 23-24: Get ready for round two of closures at S Massachusetts St & 23rd Ave S.

This weekend, March 23-24, our work continues from last weekend at the 23rd Ave S and S Massachusetts St intersection to replace the existing concrete panels on S Massachusetts St as part of the larger 23rd Ave Corridor Improvements project. This weekend we’re completing the second half of the project and replacing the concrete… [ Keep reading ]

NEW Peak-Only bus lane on 5th & 6th Avenues installed!

Our crews have been working hard to install new striping and remove old markings quickly and safely in time for the next phase of the Seattle Squeeze on March 23, when all buses that use the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel will permanently move to surface streets. To… [ Keep reading ]

March 9-11: Road work for pedestrian improvements at the intersection of S Myrtle St & Beacon Ave S. 

Swift Ave S, S Myrtle St, and S Othello are two-way arterials serving south Seattle. The streets link Holly Park and Beacon Hill to Interstate 5 (I-5). Our goal is to improve the safety, accessibility, and comfort for all users. From March 9 to 11, 2019, we’ll be making sub… [ Keep reading ]