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In honor of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, here are some ways we help make Seattle more accessible. 

Last week was the 32nd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In honor of this important milestone, let’s talk about our work to make Seattle’s transportation system more accessible for people of all ages and abilities. First, some background: the ADA is a federal law… [ Keep reading ]

Headed to the U District Street Fair this weekend? Plan ahead and consider transit options with scheduled Montlake Bridge closure.

Editor’s Note (5/20/2022 at 1:55 p.m.) – Update regarding this weekend’s Montlake Bridge closure: The Montlake Bridge will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, May 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 23 while WSDOT contractor crews complete paving work on both ends of the bridge. At least one bridge sidewalk… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We have completed our construction on Delridge Way SW! Enjoy smoother streets, safer intersections, new lanes for buses and bikes, artwork, and more.

Summary: Back in 2020, we started construction on Delridge Way SW, a street in West Seattle that stretches from the West Seattle Bridge to White Center. This project is made possible by your investment in the Levy to Move Seattle, as well as a Washington State Regional Mobility Grant, and… [ Keep reading ]

Visiting the UW Cherry Blossom festival? Take transit, bike, walk, or roll – and enjoy more time celebrating spring!

Have you heard? The cherry blossoms are in full bloom on the University of Washington (UW) Seattle campus, and people are flocking to see them! If you’re planning to go in the next few weeks, please consider riding transit, biking, walking, or rolling, if it’s possible for you. While today… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | A safer, smoother, more accessible 15th Ave S

Recently, we made some big improvements to 15th Ave S in southeast Seattle, thanks to the Levy to Move Seattle. We had everyone in mind – people walking, rolling, biking, driving, and taking transit – when we designed these improvements around Jefferson Park.   If you’re in the area, you’ll see: … [ Keep reading ]

Latest Reconnect West Seattle quarterly report now available (October-December 2021) – Learn about our work to promote safety and mobility in West Seattle and Duwamish Valley communities

Reconnect West Seattle was borne out of the unexpected closure of the West Seattle Bridge in March 2020, which affected West Seattle and the nearby Duwamish Valley communities in a variety of ways. Through Reconnect West Seattle, we are implementing a vision to restore travel across the Duwamish to similar… [ Keep reading ]

We have activated new traffic cameras which will automatically warn, then ticket drivers who illegally use transit lanes or block crosswalks and intersections.

Update: May 23, 2022: This blog post was originally posted in November 2021 and has been updated with the latest information. SDOT has activated all of the traffic cameras as listed in this blog post and shown in the map below. Translated versions of this blog post are available in… [ 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 ]

Heads up, travelers: Heavy rains, melting snow, and high winds are causing traffic disruptions across Seattle

Due to melting snow and heavy rain, we’re responding to flooding, landslides, downed trees, and power outages throughout Seattle, including West Seattle and South Park on the West Seattle Bridge detour routes. Look for fallen trees, flooding, landslides, power and traffic signal outages to affect commutes now through the weekend as we respond and clean up. Be safe out there. Street… [ Keep reading ]

Road closure updates following major windstorm in Seattle area

Please note: this blog has been updated as more information became available and crews worked to safely reopen key roadways and travel routes following the recent windstorm event. Last updated: 10:25 a.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. UPDATE: The South Park Bridge and E Marginal Way S have been fully… [ Keep reading ]