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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 ]

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 ]