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Building bridges: The history behind the Fremont, University, and Ballard bridges 

Seattle is full of history everywhere you look, including our movable bridges along the Ship Canal! Built in the early 1900s, the Fremont, University, and Ballard bridges are 3 of the many bridges we own, operate, inspect, and maintain throughout the city. The nearby Montlake Bridge is owned and operated… [ Keep reading ]

From live music to neighborhood festivals, weekend fun is just a train, bus, bike, or scooter ride away with our travel tips!

Please note – You can click any of the drop-down links to go directly to a specific topic: Day In Day Out Festival Madaraka Festival Othello Park International Festival Alki Beach Pride Home soccer games Construction snapshot Transit and trip planning resources Happy mid-August, Seattle! The summer is flying by,… [ Keep reading ]

The West Seattle Bridge is expected to reopen on September 18

The bridge is stronger and safer now that we have repaired cracking and added nearly 60 miles of steel cable “backbone” to the bridge. Please note: This blog post will be translated soon. In the meantime, our reopening announcement is available online in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Traditional), Korean, Somali, Khmer,… [ Keep reading ]

Ride Now pilot program recap – what went well and lessons for the future

Please note: This blog post is available in additional languages, via the links below. This includes Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Tigrinya, Tagalog, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Resumen del programa piloto Ride Now (Viaje Ahora): lo que salió bien y las lecciones para el futuro ライド・ナウパイロットプログラムのまとめ-うまくいったこと、そして将来のための教訓 Ride Now 시범 프로그램 요약 –… [ Keep reading ]

All about our new Sidewalk Accessibility Guide

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Sidewalk Accessibility Guide! This website is a one-stop shop for increasing property owner awareness and knowledge about sidewalk responsibilities. We have also designed this site to ensure this information is accessible, including for blind and low-vision people who use screen readers. Sidewalks are… [ Keep reading ]

It’s time for Seafair, sports, and more summer festivals! Check out our tips for smooth travel this weekend. 

Please note – You can click any of the drop-down links to go directly to a specific topic: Seafair Weekend Festival Umoja Fest Magnolia Summerfest Lake City Summer Festival and Parade Home games for Seattle sports Construction snapshot Transit and trip planning resources It’s looking to be a beautiful weekend,… [ Keep reading ]

Updates from our Transportation Access Program, which is providing greater access to transit services in Seattle

Editor’s Note: If you’re interested in signing up for the Transportation Access Program (TAP) email newsletter, please subscribe online. If you have any questions, you can contact the team at DOT_TAP@seattle.gov. Quick links: We’re re-launching and improving access for the Solid Ground Downtown Circulator We’re partnering with Seattle Public Schools… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Connecting with you at community events, making progress on the West Seattle Bridge, celebrating Levy achievements, and more! 

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top blog posts from July.  SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – July 2022 It’s time to Slow the Flock Down!  We’re attending community events this summer – come chat with us about… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Take our survey to help develop a better, safer Aurora Avenue N and learn about other projects in the area!

Summary: We’re planning improvements to Aurora Ave N as part of the Aurora Ave Project and want to hear from you via our quick survey, open now through September 30, 2022! Please share your experiences traveling on Aurora and what you’d like to see improved in the future. This blog… [ Keep reading ]

In honor of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, here are some ways we help make Seattle more accessible. 

Last week was the 32nd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In honor of this important milestone, let’s talk about our work to make Seattle’s transportation system more accessible for people of all ages and abilities. First, some background: the ADA is a federal law… [ Keep reading ]