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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 ]

Connecting Magnolia Bike Commuters to the City Bike Network

Magnolia will soon be better connected to the citywide bike network with a new protected bike lane (PBL) along Gilman Avenue W, but not without a few bumps (pun intended) along the way. We’ve heard you Magnolia, and we recognize your concerns about the project. Some residents feel the community input process wasn’t thorough. We take… [ Keep reading ]

Up for a little friendly competition?

We’re one week into Seattle’s Safest Driver, our 8-week app-based safe driving competition. So far, more than 1,900 people have downloaded the app! If you haven’t jumped in yet, download the Seattle’s Safest Driver app in the App Store or Google Play. You can compete for prizes every 2 weeks… [ Keep reading ]

Are YOU Seattle’s safest driver?

Up for a little friendly competition and safer streets? Well, we have something for you! (We’ll ease up on the used car salesman bit in a moment.) Today, we’re kicking off Seattle’s Safest Driver, a 2-month long app-based safe driving competition – complete with prizes, bragging rights, and better driving… [ Keep reading ]

Thank you, Seattle First Responders!

As National Traffic Incident Response Week comes to a close, let’s re-commit to looking out for all those who are looking out for us! And we want to thank our first responders – Seattle Police, Seattle Fire and SDOT’s Seattle Response Team (SRT) – for the work they do every day to… [ Keep reading ]

National Traffic Incident Response Week: Should Drivers Move Right or Left?

The whole purpose of National Traffic Incident Response Week is to remind travelers to do their part whenever they roll up on a collision or see flashing lights in their rearview mirror – it means you should clear the way for first responders! But which way? Existing laws can be… [ Keep reading ]

World Day of Remembrance: Join us to reflect, remember, & talk solutions

This weekend, Seattle will remember the 20+ (and simply 20+ too many) crash-based fatalities as part of an international World Day of Remembrance. Around this time last year, you may have seen white silhouette cut-outs attached to street signs and light posts, organized by our partners at Seattle Neighborhood Greenways as… [ Keep reading ]

It’s National Traffic Incident Response Week November 13-19!

What does this week mean for you and me? It’s a reminder that ALL travelers must slow down, move over, and allow emergency vehicles to pass when they see flashing lights ahead or behind them. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) declared November 13 – 19, Traffic Incident Response Week, to… [ Keep reading ]

Fall (back) Safety Tips!

Yaaaay, one more hour of sleep! Daylight Saving ends this weekend (Sunday at 2 AM, to be precise). And while we gain an extra hour of sleep,? we pay for it with fewer hours of daylight.? On Monday, November 6, the sun will set at 4:43 PM and for some… [ Keep reading ]

Let’s get lit! ?

For the 5th year in a row, we’re teaming up with Commute Seattle on a Light Up Your Ride event this Thurs. Nov. 2, 7–9 AM at Lake Union Park, right next to the Westlake bike path. It’s a free event, focused on safety and visibility. Oh, and… THERE.  WILL. … [ Keep reading ]