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New! ‘Flip Your Trip West Seattle’ encourages use of transit, vanpool, shared bikes and scooters during the West Seattle Bridge closure

Starting today, people who live or work in West Seattle can visit FlipYourTrip.org to sign up for a comprehensive travel options program that includes a $25 sign-up bonus for free rides on transit and scooter/bike-share, or free vanpool fares. The program also offers trip planning assistance, special informational events, as well as an opportunity to earn more free rides.  We launched Flip Your Trip West Seattle to support people in getting around without driving… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | The Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge is almost here! We’re celebrating all the ways we’ve designed and built the bridge to help our community thrive

Join us on October 2 for the grand opening of the Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge and ribbon cutting ceremony. Visit our website for event details.  First up: designing for accessibility.  The City of Seattle strives to make city programs, services, and activities equally accessible to all. The Northgate Pedestrian and… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #23

On Wednesday, September 15, we held the 23rd West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) Meeting. You can watch the meeting in full by clicking the below link: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #23 At the meeting, we discussed the following. Clicking on the text will bring you to the time in the… [ Keep reading ]

We are funding increased King County Water Taxi service to and from West Seattle this winter!

We worked with King County Metro to reach an agreement which will provide increased King County water taxi service to and from West Seattle this fall and winter. Under this agreement, the West Seattle water taxi will continue to operate at summertime service levels from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week! The Water Taxi’s summer sailing schedule was set to… [ Keep reading ]

We traveled to West Seattle on the Water Taxi with Seattleites from the Lake City and South Park Senior Centers!

Together with the Lake City and South Park Senior Centers, we recently took a couple of field trips as part of our Senior Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) Program! On the trip, we took the bus with senior Seattle residents from the Lake City and South Park Senior Centers to the Water Taxi in downtown. We rode the Water Taxi to West Seattle, and enjoyed lunch from local restaurant Marination Ma Kai. Yum!  Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Community… [ Keep reading ]

ORCA Opportunity Program provides unlimited 12-month ORCA cards at no cost to thousands of students

Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated the fourth school year of the ORCA Opportunity Program – Seattle’s commitment to free transit for public high school and middle school students. Through the program, the City of Seattle provides 12-month, fully-subsidized ORCA cards to all Seattle Public high school students, income-eligible middle school students, and Seattle Promise Scholars. The card is valid through August 31, 2022 and… [ Keep reading ]

It’s back to school time! We’re keeping kids safe on the way to class & helping them use transit

Summary: Kids are heading back to school and it’s important to keep them safe: drive the speed limit, obey signs, and expect more families on our sidewalks and streets.  School zone safety cameras are being turned on starting September 1. The speed limit in school zones is 20 mph when the lights are flashing, so drive slow and pay attention to keep kids and families safe and avoid getting a… [ Keep reading ]

Share your thoughts on the future of the Delridge Way SW Pedestrian Bridge

What you need to know: We installed a community requested crosswalk and walk signal as part of the Delridge Way SW – RapidRide H Line project at SW Oregon St and are considering if making the pedestrian bridge earthquake safe and continuing ongoing maintenance is still the right approach. Take… [ Keep reading ]

We’re adding a temporary bus lane to NE Campus Parkway in the U District this weekend to help people get around the WSDOT Montlake Bridge closure

It’s been a tough week for many northeast Seattle travelers since the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) closed the Montlake Bridge for much needed repairs. In that time, we’ve been working closely with our partner transportation agencies to monitor the effects of the closure on city streets and look… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory: Magnuson Park entrance at NE 74th Street will be closed from August 9 to 27

Closure will allow crews to work on improvements that will provide easier access to Magnuson Park, and enhance the flow of traffic on Sand Point Way NE.  Starting on Monday, August 9, we will be removing slip lanes, adding curb bulbs, adding left and right turn pockets, enhancing pedestrian crossings, and adding… [ Keep reading ]