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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 ]

We want your feedback! How is Ballard Ave NW working for you?  

Earlier this month, we completed interim street improvements on Ballard Ave NW between 20th Ave NW and 22nd Ave NW. Our goal with these changes is to make Ballard Ave more people-friendly and improve access to local businesses by creating better spaces to walk, roll, and enjoy Ballard Ave. Read… [ Keep reading ]

What’s next for our “Safe Start” outdoor dining and curb space use permit program

Please note: This blog post is available in additional languages, via the links below. This includes Amharic, Chinese (Traditional), Korean, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. የሚቀጥለው ለእኛ የ”ደህና ጅማሮ” (“Safe Start”) ከቤት ውጭ መመገቢያ እና የጠርዝ ቦታ ያለው የፍቃድ አጠቃቀም ፕሮግራም ምንድን ነው? 「安全啟動」(Safe Start)戶外和路邊空間使用許可計畫的下一步 “Safe Start” 야외 식사 및… [ Keep reading ]

On-street paid parking summer rate adjustments take effect on July 11. Plus, pay by phone option now available for commercial vehicle load zones.

Summary: On Monday, July 11, on-street paid parking rate adjustments in Seattle will take effect. Rates are set based on real-world data to help ensure enough parking spots are available at locations around the city at various times of day. Overall, rates remain low at many locations, with approximately 75%… [ Keep reading ]

Bike Everywhere Month | Seattle students bike to school events recap!

Editor’s Note (June 15, 2022): We added a photo and quote from a parent of a student at Hazel Wolf K-12 school in Seattle alongside other Bike to School event photos and information. Summary: As part of Bike Everywhere Month 2022, Seattle students recently participated in bike to school events,… [ Keep reading ]

Competitive application process focused on safety, equity, and proper parking leads to changes in Seattle’s scooter line-up

Seattle’s scooter share program gives residents and visitors another option to get around the city without a car. Last month, we concluded the program’s pilot phase. We shared the next steps in a blog post, which included conducting a competitive application process to choose the next set of scooter share… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve published an evaluation of the Seattle scooter share program – check it out and learn what’s next

Summary: There is demand for scooter share and scooters provide a flexible, low-emissions travel option. During our scooter share pilot program, 260,000 riders took over 1.4 million trips between October 2020 and September 2021. 21% of riders surveyed said they connected to transit, and over half said they would have… [ Keep reading ]

Thank you to the 10,000+ people who took our outdoor dining and retail survey. Here’s what we heard. Plus, the program is extended through January 31, 2023!

Please note: this blog post is available in additional languages via the links below, in Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Somali, Amharic, and Tagalog. Gracias a las más de 10,000 personas que respondieron la encuesta de restaurantes y tiendas al aire libre. Esto es lo que escuchamos. Además,… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Year | 2021 was a year of major achievements for Seattle’s transportation system – check out our top highlights, plus a brief look-ahead to 2022!

Summary: 2021 was a year of major achievements, as well as work to address numerous challenges head-on. This Blog post includes 15 highlights from the past year, as well as a brief preview of 2022. Please read on to learn more, or click on the links below to jump to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle welcomes Veo as the city’s newest bike share company!

Seattle’s bike share program gives residents and visitors a healthy, climate-friendly, and active transportation option. Building on the program’s previous successes, we have approved Veo to become the newest bike share provider to operate in the city of Seattle. The Veo bicycles coming to Seattle are electric-assist bikes, which are… [ Keep reading ]