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SDOT made an interim update to our dynamic Low Bridge Access Policy to expand access to select users.

With support from Mayor Durkan’s office and the West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force, we initiated an interim update to our dynamic Low Bridge Access Policy to increase access to the Lower Spokane Street Swing Bridge (Low Bridge) before automated enforcement is installed and put into effect in Fall 2020…. [ Keep reading ]

We’ve completed pedestrian-first crosswalk safety goal six months early and are advancing a new policy to create more automatic walk signals and give people more time to cross the street

Of all the things we do to keep Seattle moving, public safety is by far our absolute highest priority.We are continuing totakesteps tomake it safer to cross the street andto maketraffic signals work better for pedestrians: We’vecompleted ourVision Zerogoaltocreate 250 pedestrian-first intersectionssixmonths early. New data showsthese safety upgrades are working… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Free Street Closure Permits Available for Restaurant and Business Operation During Pandemic

Building on the City’s free permits for sidewalk cafes and curb spaces, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today an expansion of street closure permit options for one or more blocks as part of the City of Seattle’s efforts to support businesses during the ongoing public health crisis. These new permits… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle receives national recognition for preventing crashes with lower speed limits. Nearly half of Seattle’s major streets now have a 25 MPH speed limit.

Seattlesawdramaticreductions incrashes and injuries after installing 25MPHspeedlimit signs, receiving recognition from national traffic safety officials. TheNational Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)– an organization which sets traffic safety guidance – released new recommendations which highlight Seattle’s safety achievements as a national best practice to prevent crashes and save lives…. [ Keep reading ]

See it happening: This week cranes lift first set of bridge spans for the Northgate Pedestrian & Bike Bridge

The Northgate Pedestrian & Bike Bridge project reaches a major milestone with the first set of bridge spans being installed on the east side of I-5. By Fall 2021, people will be able to walk and bike across the Northgate Pedestrian and Bike Bridge, connecting people to thriving neighborhoods, North… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat with Latulitea Aho

Back in May, wehighlighted some fabulous SDOT employees who identify as Asian Pacific American (APA) for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM). May is long gone, but I got the chance to grab a virtual coffee with Latulitea Aho and learn about her life. Today, we’re highlighting her story. Latulitea… [ Keep reading ]

The School Traffic Safety Committee is excited to announce the release of its 2020 Annual Report!

The School Traffic Safety Committee works closely with our Safe Routes to School program to make it easier and safer for students to walk and bike to school. The committee has 11 board members and includes representatives of Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Police Department, King County Metro,… [ Keep reading ]

Together, let’s #ReconnectWestSeattle!

The unexpected closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge dramatically impacted West Seattle and the nearby Duwamish Valley communities. Today we are launching Reconnect West Seattle and your voice is needed before July 31 deadline.   We have a vision to restore travel across the Duwamish to similar levels seen before the West Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

식당, 음식 노점, 소매점의 야외 공간과 관련한 허가증 요건에 대한 최신 소식을 확인하세요!

워싱턴주 보건부(Washington State Department of Health)는 주지사 Inslee의 “안전한 시작(Safe Start)” 계획 2단계로 전환하려는 킹 카운티의 신청을 승인했으며, 이에 따라 일부 사업 및 기타 활동이 엄격한 공중 보건 지침 하에 운영을 확장할 수 있게 되었습니다. 많은 사업주들이 운영 재개 또는 확장을 강하게 바라고 있는 것을 알고 있는 만큼, 당국은 이용할… [ Keep reading ]

¡Obtenga información sobre los requerimientos para los espacios al aire libre para restaurantes, ventas de comida y tiendas minoristas!

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington ha aprobado la solicitud del condado de King para pasar a la Fase 2 del plan del gobernador Inslee “Arranque Seguro” (SafeStart), conforme el cual algunos negocios y otras actividades podrán expandir sus operaciones dentro del marco de una estricta política de… [ Keep reading ]