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Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) closing to people driving, walking and biking: October 7 – 14

The Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) is a vital connection across the West Duwamish Waterway, particularly for people biking or walking and for truck drivers and workers accessing Terminal 5. The structure was built in 1991 and opens for marine vessels around 1,500 times yearly (an average of four… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve made taking transit safer and more reliable from Ballard to the U District along the Route 44 corridor | LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK 

At-a-glance Thank you, Seattle! The Route 44 Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor project is one of seven transit corridors that we are improving thanks to the Levy to Move Seattle. During the past nearly 2 years we’ve partnered with King County Metro to improve transit reliability , reduce transit travel times, and… [ Keep reading ]

The West Seattle Bridge is safe and strong one year after reopening

At-a-glance On the 1-year anniversary of opening, the West Seattle Bridge gets a clean bill of health. The West Seattle Bridge reopened to traffic one year ago on September 17, 2022, after being closed 2 ½ years for repair. At that time, the bridge was determined to be safe and… [ Keep reading ]

What’s happening in Seattle September 18 – 30: Oktoberfest, sports, and construction 

Summer officially ends September 23rd, but we’ve got just a couple more events to keep on your radar as we close out the season!  At-a-Glance: Click on the links below to read more! Top Events  Fremont Oktoberfest   For everyone 21 and up, Fremont Oktoberfest will take place September 22 –… [ Keep reading ]

We’re launching the eBroomer Pilot Program – our first test project to replace carbon emitting vehicle fleet with zero-emissions alternatives.  

Blog stats: 900 words | 6-minute read Digest: We’re launching the eBroomer Pilot Program – our first demonstration project to test the durability and feasibility of replacing SDOT’s carbon emitting fleet of vehicles with zero-emissions alternatives. In June 2023, we tested the eSwingo 200+, a fully electric compact sweeper by… [ Keep reading ]

New protected bike lane and street paving coming to the Roosevelt neighborhood! | LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK 

At a Glance Thank you, Seattle! The Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015, is helping to fund this important safety project.  We’ve completed the final design of the 11th Ave NE & 12th Ave NE Paving & Safety Project! We are adding to our citywide bicycle network;… [ Keep reading ]

Back to School 2023: Prepare for another year of walking, biking, and rolling with Safe Routes to School!

Blog Stats: 1,300 words | 7-minute read At-a-Glance: Over the last year, we’ve been expanding the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program in Seattle and making important safety upgrades around schools to ensure our youngest community members feel safe walking, rolling and playing in their neighborhoods. We have been so… [ Keep reading ]

Planning is underway for new, safer streets to walk, bike, and bus to future Link station at NE 130th St and I-5

Blog Stats: 1,100 words| 6-minute read At-a-Glance: Improvements are coming to the Pinehurst and Lake City neighborhoods! With the scheduled opening of Sound Transit’s NE 130th St Infill Station in 2026, we’re looking ahead to necessary bike, transit, and pedestrian enhancements along NE 130th St, Roosevelt Way NE, and NE… [ Keep reading ]

Vision Zero | We’re accelerating Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) signal rollout throughout the city

At-a-glance Failure to yield to pedestrians is one of the leading causes of crashes in Seattle. At traffic signals, incidents involving vehicle drivers turning account for 35 percent of all pedestrian-involved crashes citywide. Earlier this year, we published a top-to bottom review of our Vision Zero initiative, which aims to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Transportation Plan | The draft Seattle Transportation Plan is ready for your review!  

Summary We have used what we have heard from you and your neighbors over the past 18 months to develop the DRAFT Seattle Transportation Plan (STP). We wanted to hear from all community members, especially those who haven’t been heard before, to create a transportation plan that reflects everyone’s needs…. [ Keep reading ]