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Alki Point Healthy Street update: We’ve added more features based on community requests and will move forward with construction this summer

Blog stats: 1,400 words | 7-minute read At-a-glance: We’re moving forward to install the permanent features on Alki Point Healthy Street in West Seattle. More than two years of outreach and engagement have resulted in a final design that includes many elements requested by the community. These include a 10-foot-wide… [ Keep reading ]

Travel tips for May 23-June 4 including Memorial Day weekend: planned construction, sports, & community events

Blog stats: 1,000 words | 5-minute read At-a-glance: SDOT construction, street closures, and travel impacts Please note: our construction projects take place throughout Seattle. To stay informed about projects near you, subscribe to our email updates. Select from a list of projects and subscribe to the ones you’re most interested… [ Keep reading ]

We’re on track to strengthen 16 bridges across Seattle to be safer during an earthquake | LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK

Blog stats: 950 words | 5-minute read At-a-glance: Earthquakes could have a major impact on Seattle’s bridges. To address this risk, the City of Seattle established a Bridge Seismic Program to assess how vulnerable the City’s bridges were to earthquakes and reinforce bridges to better withstand the potential impacts of… [ Keep reading ]

Clear direction to prevent serious crashes in Seattle: Vision Zero Action Plan update

Blog stats: 1,600 words | 8-minute read At-a-glance: As part of our ongoing commitment to prevent serious injuries and deaths of people traveling on Seattle streets, we have released a new Vision Zero Action Plan. The plan sets a bold strategy to improve traffic safety, establishing 22 broad strategies and… [ Keep reading ]

Waterfront Park: A place for everyone. Accessible features and connections that support visitors of all abilities.

Blog stats: 1,800 words | 9-minute read Editor’s Note: This is a blog post from the Waterfront Seattle Program. The Waterfront Seattle Program is a collaboration between the Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects (OWCP) and other Seattle departments including the Mayor’s Office, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT),… [ Keep reading ]

Recap: Touch-A-Truck 2024 – Thank you to everyone who visited to learn about our equipment and work!

Blog stats: 300 words | 2-minute read On Saturday, May 11, our team of SDOT specialists participated in the Junior League of Seattle’s 11th Annual “Touch-A-Truck” event at the University of Washington. This yearly, community-based education and fundraising event gives kids and families the chance to explore a wide variety… [ Keep reading ]

We’re exploring a better connection to bike, walk, and roll between Highland Park and the Duwamish River Trail. Share your thoughts by June 15.

Blog stats: 850 words | 4-minute read At-a-Glance: We are designing an improved path for people to walk, roll, and bike along Highland Park Way SW from SW Holden St to West Marginal Way SW and the Duwamish River Trail. Community input from you and your neighbors will help us… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s first protected intersection opens at Thomas St and Dexter Ave N in South Lake Union

Blog stats: 800 words | 4-minute read At-a-glance: We opened the new protected intersection at Thomas St and Dexter Ave in South Lake Union. Here’s a quick overview of how the new intersection works and other important upgrades taking place along Thomas St in this part of South Lake Union…. [ Keep reading ]

Enjoy biking and scooting around Seattle with these safety tips and resources | Bike Everywhere Month

Blog stats: 900 words | 4-minute read At-a-glance: Lighter days and clearer weather are finally upon us, and we’re ready to ride – join us with these tips, tools, and resources to get you rolling in the right direction. How to use scooter and bike share Interested in trying one… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory: President Biden visiting Seattle later this week – plan ahead and expect travel delays

Blog stats: 400 words | 2-minute read At-a-glance: During President Biden’s visit, the U.S. Secret Service has the authority to provide security, including requiring intermittent closures of freeways and streets. The flow of buses and cars in downtown Seattle and around the region will be affected. While the President’s exact… [ Keep reading ]