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Saving water with a smart irrigation system | Technology in Action

Blog stats: 400 words | 2-minute read SDOT takes care of thousands of trees, plants, and other vegetation across Seattle’s streets and public areas. As part of our ongoing efforts, we’re always looking for ways to be more effective stewards of our resources and the environment. In 2014, we initiated… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | 2023 Levy to Move Seattle Annual Report  

We are pleased to present the 2023 Levy to Move Seattle Annual Report. This report highlights our work in 2023 that was funded by your tax dollars through the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle. Thanks to Seattle voters, the Levy to Move Seattle helped to add new sidewalks and crosswalks,… [ Keep reading ]

Meet three SDOT professionals working to make Seattle greener every day – Sonia Palma, Katherine Rice, and Ben Rosenblatt

Blog stats: 3,200 words | 12-minute read At-a-glance: Sonia Palma Tell us about yourself – what is your current role at SDOT and how long have you worked at the City? I joined the City of Seattle, specifically SDOT, in February 2009, so I’ve been a public servant for 15… [ Keep reading ]

Earth Day 2024 | Let’s take the next step together to address climate change through sustainable transportation

Blog stats: 1,400 words | 7-minute read At-a-glance: Climate change is one of the greatest challenges and opportunities facing our city, country, and planet as a whole. We are ready to rise to the occasion and take the next step together with you. Our Climate Change Response Framework and Mayor… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Transportation Electrification Blueprint has resulted in more EV charging stations, greener streets, electric regional busing, and more in 2023

Blog stats: 1,200 words | 6-minute read At-a-glance: In 2021, the City of Seattle released the ambitious Transportation Electrification (TE) Blueprint to significantly reduce emissions by 2030 and move Seattle’s transportation sector toward a clean, equitable future. Since then, we’ve been working closely with the Office of Sustainability & Environment… [ Keep reading ]

Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) closing April 20-29 to people driving, walking, and biking – What to expect and how you can prepare.

Blog stats: 1,100 words | 5-minute read Editor’s Note: During April 20-29, we completed essential updates to the 30-year-old communication and control system for the Spokane St Swing Bridge. These upgrades include new computers to control bridge operations and activate safety gates. We also improved communication lines connecting the control… [ Keep reading ]

Waterfront Seattle | Lane closures on Alaskan Way (between Yesler Way and Marion St) start as early as Monday, April 8, for street improvements

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 and Community Development, and Parks and Recreation. At-a-glance: The Waterfront… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Proposes $1.35B Transportation Levy for Safe, Reliable, and Connected Seattle

Blog stats: 2,200 words | 11-minute read At-a-glance: Proposed funding would invest in maintenance and modernization of public infrastructure Seattle’s transportation system is critical to a thriving city that connects people to places and opportunities. Our current transportation levy provides roughly 30% of SDOT’s annual budget and expires this year…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell and SDOT break ground on East Marginal Way Improvement Project supported by Levy to Move Seattle and partners

Blog stats: 1,500 words | 7-minute read At-a-glance: We’re thrilled to officially be in construction on this significant project to enhance East Marginal Way S while improving travel safety and efficiency for everyone. Today’s groundbreaking event was a major milestone that was years in the making. This collaborative project results… [ Keep reading ]

We’re making upgrades to 3rd Ave in downtown Seattle to help you travel, in partnership with King County Metro

Blog stats: 1,400 words | 7-minute read At-a-glance: If downtown is the heart of the city, then 3rd Ave is our main artery. This street is one of North America’s most productive transit corridors, used by hundreds of buses carrying tens of thousands of people every weekday. This year, we… [ Keep reading ]