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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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

With three new Link light rail stations come walking, biking, bus, parking and loading improvements!

Summary Three new Link light rail stations on Sound Transit’s 1 Line arrive October 2 in the U-District, Roosevelt, & Northgate neighborhoods. We are busy getting ready. Take a look at the connections we are working together to make across North Seattle. A new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over I-5 at Northgate reconnects neighborhoods divided for 60 years… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We’re on schedule to complete upgrades to Delridge Way SW in preparation for the RapidRide H Line!

What you need to know: Most of our work on Delridge Way SW will be complete in 2021! You can expect to see new pavement, sidewalks, and curb ramps soon, and ride on the RapidRide H line in late 2022.   Since 2016, we’ve engaged with the community to make the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s buses, trains, and ferries are ready when you are!

Summary: During Ride Transit Month, we’re celebrating public transit in Seattle. Transit will play a key role in our COVID-19 recovery.  Thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle and Seattle Transportation Benefit District dollars, we’re making transit improvements across the city.  Check out some of the transit projects that are… [ Keep reading ]

Starting tomorrow, get a lift out to our amazing natural forests to the east with the return of Trailhead Direct!

We are pleased to have partnered with King County Metro and King County Parks – among other regional partners – to offer Trailhead Direct.  Trailhead Direct is a seasonal transit service to popular hiking destinations in King County. This innovative program allows you to enjoy the beauty and adventure that our region… [ Keep reading ]