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Pedestrian Improvements Planned For Pinehurst Neighborhood

Late 2017/early 2018 we’re making safety enhancements on 5th Ave NE between NE 115th St and NE 127th St to reduce crashes and make it easier to walk and bike in the Pinehurst neighborhood. This Vision Zero spot improvement project is part of our plan to end traffic deaths and… [ Keep reading ]

Walktober is Here!

October is Walk to School month, and tomorrow is International Walk to School Day! The forecast for the AM commute is partly sunny (okay, the weather app says partly cloudy, but we’re in a glass half full kinda mood), making it a great morning to get those walking shoes… [ Keep reading ]

Our Apologies: Here’s the Real Deal on Speed Limits and Traffic Control Signs – By Mafara Hobson

This week, I TOTALLY miscommunicated with Seattle Times Traffic Lab reporter Jessica Lee about residential and non-residential speed limits and speed control signs in the City of Seattle. To be clear, if you believe a speed limit sign is posted in error on any street within the city, please call the… [ Keep reading ]

South Side Walk It Out: Rainier Ave S Vision Zero Walking Tour This Saturday

Join us for a Rainier Ave S walking tour this Saturday, September 9, with our friends at Rainier Valley Greenways and The Urbanist! Two years ago, we redesigned a 1-mile stretch of Rainier Ave S in Columbia City and Hillman City to improve safety for all travelers. We’ve seen great… [ Keep reading ]

Back to school…already?!

School starts tomorrow! (Farewell summer. Sad face.) With this comes lots of kiddos walking and biking to school – let’s look out for our littlest commuters. It’s up to us grown-ups to set good examples for our kids. Following the rules of the road, no matter how we’re getting around,… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT is All About Safety with Operation TREE-IAGE (Triage) Update: New Blog Video

It’s that time again! Summer is ending, school’s about to start and back-to-school activities are well underway here at SDOT. Yep, you read that right! SDOT and back-to-school go hand-in-hand, because we’re all about Safe Routes to School. This is why we kicked off Operation TREE-IAGE, you know like, ‘triage’? You can thank Director Scott… [ Keep reading ]

Weed like to get you home safe

We’re stoked to announce our joint Vision Zero partnership with Lyft as Hempfest gets underway this weekend!  Let’s be blunt.   When it comes to street safety, the stakes are high.   (Yes, we’re trying really, really hard to make some pot puns)  We’re not encouraging you to go out and get high. We are asking you to plan ahead… [ Keep reading ]

On the road, off the phone! New distracted driving law in effect

There’s a new DUI in town. Meet E-DUI (more formally, Driving Under the Influence of Electronics), Washington State’s new distracted driving law that went into effect July 23. The law is part of Washington’s Target Zero efforts. And yes (in case you were wondering), Target Zero and Vision Zero are… [ Keep reading ]

Enhancing Safety in Little Saigon

To meet our Vision Zero goal of reaching zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries on Seattle streets by 2030, we are proposing safety improvements in the Little Saigon neighborhood. In the last few years, there have been 40 crashes in Little Saigon, at the intersections of Rainier Ave S/S King St… [ Keep reading ]

Sunshine on Our Shoulders for the ‘Find It Fix It’ Walk in Highland Park

More than 50 people turned out on one of the nicest evenings of the year to join Mayor Ed Murray, District One Councilmember Lisa Herbold, and SDOT and other City staff in Highland Park last week, for the most recent Find It, Fix It community walk of 2017. We talked with… [ Keep reading ]