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New pavement, sidewalks, trees, and other upgrades to South Park streets to help reduce flooding | LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK 

Summary We have repaved, added new sidewalks, installed drainage infrastructure and planted new trees in South Park as part of a partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) to reduce flooding! The improvements in South Park included: The project is located between 2nd Ave S and 8th Ave S, extending to… [ Keep reading ]

Interested in serving as a community representative on a Seattle transportation advisory board or committee? Learn more about current and upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Editor’s Note (May 15, 2023): We originally published this blog post on March 9, 2022, and have continued to update it since then with the latest information. Summary: Below you can find ‘drop-down’ links to each individual board and committee, as well as general information about the application process: Promoting… [ Keep reading ]

Aurora Ave N: New safety upgrades & community design workshops 

Blog stats: 1,000 words | 6-minute read At-a-glance: Aurora Ave N is one of Seattle’s major north-south travel routes, but has a history of safety challenges that continue today. Via our Aurora Ave Project, we’re studying opportunities to enhance the corridor by developing designs in partnership with the community. At… Filed Under: Busses, Community Involvement, General, Move Seattle, Safety, SDOT, Signals, Transit, Vision ZeroTagged With:

Touch-A-Truck 2023: transportation and public service education for all ages! 

Blog stats: 300 words | 2-minute read Our team participated in the Junior League of Seattle’s “Touch-A-Truck” event on Sunday, April 30, hosted at the University of Washington. This yearly, community-based fundraising event gives families the chance to explore vehicles of all types, including public service, emergency, utility, construction, landscaping,… [ Keep reading ]

Plan for travel impacts in Seattle this week

Blog stats: 1,100 words | 6-minute read It’s a busy week for emergency maintenance, planned construction, and major events in Seattle. If you’re traveling to or within the city this week, read more below to start planning ahead and prepare for traffic impacts. Click the links below to jump to… [ Keep reading ]

New right turn on red restrictions increase safety at downtown intersections I Vision Zero

Blog stats: 950 words I 5-minute read At-a-glance To meet our commitment to take immediate actions to support Vision Zero and enhance road safety, we developed a new policy and have started expanding No Turn on Red restrictions at more than 40 downtown intersections. We recently published a top-to-bottom review… Filed Under: General, Safety, SDOT, Signals, Vision Zero

May is Bike Everywhere Month! Resources to bike & scoot your way around Seattle | LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK

Blog stats: 1,000 words | 5-minute read Get excited! May is Bike Everywhere Month, a time for beginners and seasoned cyclists alike to celebrate biking and encourage riding bikes for transportation, leisure, exercise, and more. Thanks to the Levy to Move Seattle, we have added over 60 miles to our… Filed Under: Bikeshare, Biking, Funding & Levies, Move Seattle, Safety, Scooters, SDOT, Vision ZeroTagged With: , , , , , , , , ,

Travel Advisory: Light rail service disruption through Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel 

Blog stats: 800 words | 5-minute read At-a-glance Over the next two weeks, passengers traveling through the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel should expect additional travel time to reach their destinations. Last Tuesday, a construction crew attempting to remove a clock at street level broke through the roof of the tunnel… Filed Under: Light Rail, SDOT, Travel AdvisoryTagged With: , ,

New stormwater storage tank construction in Capitol Hill starts next week | LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK

Blog stats: 900 words | 5-minute read At-a-glance: We’re building a new stormwater storage tank under the street on 10th Ave in Capitol Hill, starting Monday, May 1. The tank will provide a significant environmental benefit by reducing flooding and helping contain stormwater runoff so it can be treated before… [ Keep reading ]

New waterfront to Belltown connection to open by May 1 | Waterfront Seattle

Blog stats: 900 words | 5-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 and other Seattle departments including the Mayor’s Office, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), Planning… [ Keep reading ]