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Find out what’s next for Healthy Streets in Seattle

Please note: you can click on the links below to jump down to any section: Overview List of Healthy Streets How public engagement informed the process How to stay informed We introduced Healthy Streets during the pandemic in 2020 as a way for Seattleites to get outside safely and stay… [ Keep reading ]

We’re celebrating Walk to School Day and Month – and a national award for our work to support safe travel to schools

Summary: Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell joined SDOT Director Greg Spotts, Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Brent Jones, National Center for Safe Routes to School Director Nancy Pullen-Seufert, and students and parents for a walk to Dunlap Elementary School in Rainier Beach on Walk to School Day (October 12). The… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Welcoming our new director, reopening the West Seattle Bridge, reflecting on a Week Without Driving, 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 September.  SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – September 2022 Summer outreach recap: Thank you for coming out and speaking with us at community events!  Roadside Chat | Welcoming… [ Keep reading ]

Trick or Streets are back! Here’s how you can participate this year

Please note: this blog post is available in additional languages via the links below, including Amharic, Spanish, Korean, Somali, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Chinese (Traditional). ዘዴና ወይም መንገዶች ተመለሱ! በዚህ አመት እንዴት መሳተፍ እንደሚችሉ እነሆ ¡El programa Truco o Calles (Trick or Streets) está de regreso! Aquí le decimos cómo puede… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Transportation Plan | Smash the Box, a community-based organization partner, tells the story of fun, inclusive, and innovative community outreach in Beacon Hill

Editor’s Note: SDOT is partnering with community-based organizations to develop the Seattle Transportation Plan. Smash the Box has partnered with us to reach the Beacon Hill community in a fun, inclusive, and innovative way, to ensure community members are represented in the Seattle Transportation Plan. As part of this, Smash… [ Keep reading ]

#WeekWithoutDriving 2022: Reflections from Team SDOT

Summary at a glance: We participated in the second annual #WeekWithoutDriving, from Sept. 19-23, 2022. This experience helped us gain a better understanding of the challenges that people face navigating their communities without driving themselves. Our participating staff reflect on how their week went and what they learned along the… [ Keep reading ]

What’s next for bus lanes on Rainier Ave S? Take our survey & learn more!

Please note: this blog post is available in additional languages via the links below, including Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya, and Vietnamese. በRainier Ave S ላይ ለአውቶቡስ መስመሮች ቀጥሎ ያለው ምንድነው? የእኛን የዳሰሳ ጥናት ይውሰዱ እና የበለጠ ይወቁ! ما التالي بالنسبة لممرات الحافلات على شارع Rainier… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve applied for nearly $50 million in new federal grants to improve travel safety and support our bridges

Summary: We recently applied for several grants to take advantage of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The first is a $30 million grant to support safer streets in Seattle, via USDOT’s Safe Streets and Roads for All program. This federal funding, in addition to $7.5 million… [ Keep reading ]

Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the City of Seattle’s 2023-2024 Proposed Budget.

The Proposed Budget reflects Mayor Harrell’s continued commitment to bold action on the priorities of our communities – investing to address urgent needs and emphasizing the essentials as we build One Seattle. Mayor Harrell’s Proposed Budget invests in creating safe, healthy, and thriving communities by supporting efforts to deliver effective… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating the grand opening of Detective Cookie Chess Park!

This past weekend, community members in Southeast Seattle celebrated the grand opening of Detective Cookie Chess Park in Rainier Beach! Mayor Bruce Harrell, Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz, Detective Cookie, SDOT Director Greg Spotts, and other City staff joined together with community members to commemorate the new park. This project… [ Keep reading ]