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2018 Traffic Report – still growing, moving, and getting safer 

Yup, still growing. Seattle – newsflash – is still growing. Our city’s population hit an estimated 713,000 in 2017*, a 1.8 percent increase (9,000 people) over 2016. We continue to be one of the fasting growing cities in the country, with more residents and jobs moving to the area. With this growth, we’re seeing:… [ Keep reading ]

Halloween & Day Light Savings (ends) Safety Tips

This blog was updated on October 30, 2019 @12:00 PM It’s T-minus 24 hours until trick or treating, which means excitement is building for little kids everywhere as they envision their Halloween candy hauls to come. And let’s be honest, parents, you’re at least a little pumped to pick through… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s transportation new normal is just around the corner.

We’re getting ready for the Maximum Constraint. Starting January 11, 2019, As early as this fall the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will move forward with the permanent closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. This construction project is one of countless private and public construction projects taking place in the… [ Keep reading ]

When kids go back to school after summer vacation.

Regarding: Summer Remember that feeling when summer vacation was over and it was time to go back to school?  We feel you, Smeagol! The world has changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once… [ Keep reading ]

A safe ride is just a stone(r)s throw away!

High Hi, Seattle! We’re bud-dying ? up again with Lyft to raise awareness about impaired driving and offer smarter choices to get around safely as Hempfest gets underway this weekend.  August 17 (today!) – 19, Lyft is providing $10 off 2 rides to/from the event, with code: HEMPFEST2018 High driving is a… [ Keep reading ]

UPDATE! 3rd Ave transit improvements – Starts Mon. Aug. 20

Starting this Monday, August 20 fall. As the Washington State Department of Transportation plans for a full three-week closure as early as this fall, of SR 99 downtown – the Alaskan Way Viaduct – and the opening of a new SR 99 tunnel under downtown, we’re ramping up our strategy to deal… [ Keep reading ]

NEW Safety Improvements on NE 65th St.

Starting this month, NE 65th St will be getting a safety facelift, complete with improved pedestrian crossings, protected bike lanes, and a newer style of bus stop. We’ll jump into all those details in a moment, but first, let’s reflect on where we’ve been and how this project came about…. [ Keep reading ]

NEW Speed Limit Map

Know thy limit. We get a pretty steady stream of phone calls and emails from people asking, “hey, what’s the speed limit on my street?” Totally legit question. Good news! We have a new speed limit map – you can zoom in, click on any street, and get an answer on the… [ Keep reading ]

What’s moving Seattle | Weekender + Mobility Tip!

Summer’s in the Air! This week marks the halfway point of Summer 2k18 (how did that happen so quickly!) and there’re events happening left and right, from block parties to parades and art fairs, oh my! So many ways to be outside! Scan this list below so you can plan… [ Keep reading ]

Progress on 23rd Ave Construction.

We’ve been busy rebuilding 23rd Ave S. and we’re close to wrapping up the west side concrete work on 23rd Ave S between S Jackson and S Norman streets. Coming up next in early August, we’re switching to the east side. Here’s what you can expect. West side concrete… [ Keep reading ]