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More Shade, More Gain | A Move Seattle Street Tree Story

Aaaaahhh, shade – it’s a beautiful thing. Now that summer is just a week away, we’re going to need more of it. Seattle is fortunate to have approximately 28% of its land covered with tree canopy. A conservative estimate of 300,000 street trees contributes to this amazing forest. Our Urban… [ Keep reading ]

The latest on Move Seattle.

✔ Voters approved a visionary $930M transportation levy in 2015 – wanting safer streets, better roads, and more reliable transit options. In the last two years, we’ve made some significant progress in achieving those goals. The new protected bike lane on 2nd Ave and the Rainier Valley Greenway are starting to make… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT paving and safety improvements on 35th Ave NE for all who travel on this vital corridor

While Seattle is considered one of the safest cities in the country, we can always do better, especially as SDOT moves forward on much-needed pavement projects. 35th Ave NE is an arterial serving Northeast Seattle and approximately 12,500 drivers on an average day, connecting the Ravenna-Bryant and Wedgwood neighborhoods. It’s also a transit route with service connecting… [ Keep reading ]

Planning on getting baked? Plan ahead for a safe ride.

You know the show “Chopped!”? Well, this morning, we teamed up with our Vision Zero partners at Lyft, along with a crew of local media personalities, for a joint effort we’re calling, Baked! Munchies Challenge. And no, there were no special brownies. Or baking. But one team did use the… [ Keep reading ]

More people are cycling on 2nd Ave than ever before!

If you build it, they will come. Back in February 2018, we shared some exciting cycling news when we opened up a new section of our city’s connected bike path from Pike Street to Denny Way extending the existing 2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane (PBL) to Yesler Way – 23 blocks… [ Keep reading ]

Phones down & Heads up! Distracted driving patrols are happening.

When was the last time you touched your phone while driving? We won’t tell, but we will judge. Just kidding (mostly). Maybe you took a little peek at Instagram when you were at a red light. Or responded to your friend’s text with the perfect GIF. Or you just had… [ Keep reading ]

Mini grants to help your mini-me(s) get to school safely!

Calling all parents! Students, too! Have an idea for getting more kids to walk and bike to school? Maybe it’s getting crosswalk flags, starting a student safety patrol program, pulling together a Walk to School Day event (which you now have 7 months to plan ?), painting an intersection, or organizing a… [ Keep reading ]

Distracted Driving = Tickets

Driving while texting is as dangerous as drunk driving.   Yeah. Read that one more time: driving while texting is as dangerous as drunk driving. So, it’s no wonder that in these days of cell phone-philia (ahem, Merriam-Webster, 2018 word of the year?), fatalities from distracted driving are rising sharply…. [ Keep reading ]

Who’s Ready for Winter Walks?

Cold weather is here! Many of us rely on our most basic form of transportation: WALKING. It’s a classic mode! We want to make sure you have a fun and safe winter season. No matter what time of the year it is, our downloadable walking maps are always available to… [ Keep reading ]

2017 Seattle Traffic Report

Between 2015 and 2016 Seattle’s population increased by 2.9% – from 684,451 to 704,352 people. That means we added nearly 20,000 new neighbors, making Seattle the fastest growing city in the U.S. The annual 2017 Seattle Traffic Report is a review of our core data sets including traffic volumes, speeds, and reported… [ Keep reading ]