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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, December 1, 2023: This blog post was originally posted in November 2021 and has been updated with the latest information. Update (December 2023) The transit lane traffic safety camera on the West Seattle Bridge (high bridge), just east of State Route 99, has been activated. The new traffic camera… [ 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 ]

Aurora Ave N: New safety upgrades & community design workshops | LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK

Blog stats: 1,000 words | 6-minute read Editor’s Note (June 2, 2023): We originally published this blog post on May 12, 2023, and have continued to update it since then with the latest community design workshop information. At-a-glance: Aurora Ave N is one of Seattle’s major north-south travel routes but… [ Keep reading ]

No Turn On Red restrictions expanding to Aurora Ave I Vision Zero

Blog stats: 950 words I 5-minute read Editor’s note (September 15, 2023): We originally published this blog post on May 4, 2023, and have updated it since then with the latest information.  At-a-glance We’re adding 59 new No Turn on Red signs at multiple intersections along Aurora Ave N!  One… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | It’s now safer to use 4 major Lake City Way NE intersections 

Summary We made changes at four major intersections along Lake City Way NE (at NE 82nd St, NE 95th St, NE 135th St, and NE 137th St) to improve safety for people walking, rolling, and biking.  Especially in busy, high-traffic areas, we wanted to make it safer and easier for… [ Keep reading ]