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She’s back! Seattle’s favorite SpokesSalmon has moved to West Seattle

Seattle’s SpokesSalmon, Sal, is back and has moved to West Seattle! You may remember Sal from her SpokesSalmon debut in 2019 when she was getting out the word to #FlipYourTrip and to commute car-free at least once a week to downtown Seattle. Sal moved to West Seattle right before the closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge. The… [ Keep reading ]

We have been allocated almost $60 million from the Federal Transit Administration for the Madison Bus Rapid Transit – RapidRide G Line Project!

We’re proud to share that we’ve reached a major funding milestone! The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has now allocated $59.9 million in funding from the Small Starts Program to the Madison Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) – RapidRide G Line project for construction.  Read the press release from Mayor Jenny Durkan. Read the press release from the FTA. Read the press release from Senator Maria Cantwell and Senator Patty… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | With your help, we worked with King County Metro on a proposal to make Route 40 bus trips more reliable, safe, and on-time. Now, we’d like to hear from you again!

Summary We’re working to make Route 40 bus trips more reliable, safe, and on-time for you and your neighbors – thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars.  We want to get your feedback on the concepts we’ve proposed! Read about them and take our survey.  Our proposal focuses… [ Keep reading ]

Dear King County Metro, Sound Transit, Washington State Ferries, and Monorail, we ❤️ you!

Dear Bus, Light Rail, Ferry Boat, Water Taxi, Street Car, Sounder Train & Monorail operators,   It’s Transit Appreciation Day and we wanted to share some of the reasons why we love and appreciate you, our transit operators.  Day in and day out, you greet us with a smile and take us to wherever we need to go. Whether we’re going… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Best of the Month | Making our intersections, bus stops, and sidewalks easier to use!

In this SDOT Best of the Month, we’ll highlight some of (non-West Seattle Bridge!) projects that made news – and some that didn’t. Our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Program helps ensure that people of all abilities have the same access to Seattle’s pedestrian infrastructure. Your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars fund accessibility improvements citywide.   The Transportation… [ Keep reading ]

New Sound Transit Link light rail stations are coming to NE 130th and NE 148th Streets! With your help, we’ve studied how we could make getting to the stations easier and safer.

Summary  The Shoreline South/148th Link light rail station is planned to open in 2024. The NE 130th St Station is scheduled to open in 2031, however in February 2020 the Sound Transit Board approved advancing final design and may consider opening the station sooner.  In our NE 130th St & Shoreline South/148th Stations Multimodal Access… [ Keep reading ]

We’re working on a new mobility on demand solution thanks to a grant from Transit Planning 4 All!

We were recently awarded a grant from Transit Planning 4 All to inclusively plan and implement a mobility on demand solution in the Seattle-King County region! Although many Seattleites are not moving around nearly as much as we used to because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us still rely on transit. Transit Planning 4 All supports communities across… [ Keep reading ]

The RapidRide J Line – from Downtown to the U District – is still coming & will end at the U District Link light rail station. Join us virtually on Dec. 9 to learn more.

The RapidRide J Line (Roosevelt) Project is still on course to provide high-quality rapid transit service connecting Downtown Seattle with the neighborhoods of South Lake Union, Eastlake, and the University District. In partnership with King County Metro (Metro), to address budget shortfalls related to COVID-19, we plan to shorten the RapidRide J Line route. The modified route will end within one block of the U District Link… [ Keep reading ]

The Levy to Move Seattle is making a real, tangible difference in neighborhoods. Thanks to your tax dollars, it’s now easier, safer, and smoother to travel along SW Avalon Way.

We’ve heard from our neighbors that the new bike lanes on SW Avalon Way have been getting use, especially on warm, sunny days. One of our neighbors recently shared this video of his young son who now feels safe and comfortable riding his bicycle along SW Avalon Way. Summary We’ve completed work along… [ Keep reading ]

We’re making more bold steps on Rainier Ave S to improve safety and walkability – while keeping buses moving!

The Rainier Ave S efforts are a part of our Vision Zero program to reach zero traffic fatalities or serious injuries by 2030, and our Safe Routes to School program to make it easier and safer for kids to walk or bike to school. This year, we’ll complete the new street layout from… [ Keep reading ]