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Progress on Transit Upgrades, Paving, Safer Bike Connections in South Seattle, Bridge Strengthening, and More | LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK

Blog stats: 2,400 words | 12-minute read At-a-glance: This blog post highlights various projects moving into construction. It is not a comprehensive list of all current or upcoming SDOT projects. 1) Georgetown to Downtown Safety Project A new connection will complete the north-south bike trail system between Seattle and South… [ 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 ]

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 ]

Best of the Year | SDOT’s 2023 Highlights!

Blog stats: 500 words | 3-minute read 2023 was another major year for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and our work to keep Seattle moving forward. Our theme for the year was “Delivery: fast and flavorful, in concert with our values.” We focused on accelerating projects to provide more… [ Keep reading ]

We’re reducing emissions by optimizing signal timing in partnership with Google

Blog stats: 500 words | 3-minute read At-a-glance: Sitting at a series of red lights isn’t just frustrating – it can also lead to more stops and starts and increased carbon emissions which contribute to climate change. What if there were a better way to optimize travel using technology while… [ Keep reading ]

Update: Automated Enforcement pilot program adds cameras to increase data set for a more robust analysis

Update March 28, 2024: This blog post was originally posted in November 2021 and has been updated with the latest information. Update (March 2024) Block the box traffic safety camera at the follow locations will be activated on April 8, 2024. Once activated, the new traffic camera will photograph the license… [ Keep reading ]

RapidRide J Line design complete, construction begins next year | LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK

Blog stats: 1,200 words | 6-minute read We have completed the final design of the RapidRide J Line! In the coming months, we’ll advance the process of selecting a contractor and begin preparations for construction, which is expected to begin in summer 2024. This project upgrades King County Metro’s Route… [ Keep reading ]

Summer 2023 Highlights | Improving safety in Seattle with protected bike lanes and Vision Zero programs, thanks to the Levy to Move Seattle 

Blog Stats: 2,000 words | 11-minute read It was a busy summer for safety in Seattle as we advanced designs or started construction on several exciting bike lane and safety projects around the city. We also expanded several important programs aimed at achieving our Vision Zero goal to end traffic… [ 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 ]

Slow the Flock Down: watch for active school zones this summer!

Blog Stats: 370 words | 2-minute read The regular school year may have ended, but safety in school zones is critical year-round! Not only are many students participating in summer programs at schools throughout Seattle, but kids should feel safe walking, biking, rolling, and playing around their neighborhoods at any… [ Keep reading ]