SDOT, Sound Transit, King County Metro, and Community Transit win national “Best Transit Expansion” award of 2021!

We at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and our partners have been recognized as part of TransitCenter’s 2021 “Frequencies” Awards! The award recognizes the regional coordination and infrastructure improvements that went into the Northgate Link Extension project.  Watch the announcement from TransitCenter, below: TransitCenter is a national foundation that works to improve public transit and urban mobility through grantmaking, research, technical… [ Keep reading ]

A former “flume” property in Georgetown will be transformed to create a new off-leash dog park and community walking, biking, and rolling connection

We’re happy to share that the Seattle City Council Transportation & Utilities Committee voted today to approve the transfer of a currently unused “flume” site in Georgetown from Seattle City Light to Seattle Parks & Recreation and the Seattle Department of Transportation. What does this mean for the nearby community?… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle extends ORCA Recovery Card Program through the end of 2022

The ORCA Recovery Card Program provides free ORCA cards to essential workers and encourages people to take transit while saving money on transportation. Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the ORCA Recovery Card Program, which provides free ORCA cards to essential workers in Chinatown-International District and Pioneer Square, will… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle welcomes Veo as the city’s newest bike share company!

Seattle’s bike share program gives residents and visitors a healthy, climate-friendly, and active transportation option. Building on the program’s previous successes, we have approved Veo to become the newest bike share provider to operate in the city of Seattle. The Veo bicycles coming to Seattle are electric-assist bikes, which are… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Check out how we’re using trees, plants, and other green infrastructure to help improve the health, safety, and welfare of people (and local zoo animals!)

At the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), we believe environmental health should be improved for future generations through sustainable transportation. One of our major goals is to address the climate crisis through a resilient and environmentally-friendly transportation system. As part of our effort to help slow the pace of climate… [ Keep reading ]

We’re conducting a snow plow test run this week. Here’s how you can help us prepare for winter snow storms.

We are ready to respond to winter storms. On Thursday, December 9, we will hold a snow plow training exercise to test equipment and ensure that snow plow drivers are familiar with their routes. This training exercise is one example of the work that occurs year-round to prepare for winter… [ Keep reading ]

We resurfaced more than 200 blocks of city streets this year to help prolong their lifespan as part of our “Slurry Seal” program – check out the results!

Summary: Each year, our Slurry Seal program helps preserve and maintain street pavement across the city. The pandemic limited our capacity in the summer of 2020, so to help catch up, we completed resurfacing work in 3 neighborhoods this year, as compared to our typical 2 areas per year. This… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan celebrates that final phase of West Seattle Bridge repairs is underway, keeping City on track to reopen the bridge in mid-2022

Editor’s Note: A video of the press conference held today (November 29, 2021) can be viewed below. It is also available to view on YouTube. Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the SDOT team celebrated the final phase of West Seattle Bridge repairs beginning and SDOT being on schedule to reopen the bridge at full strength next year. “Since March… [ Keep reading ]

Traveling during the holidays? Skip the traffic, save time, and reduce pollution by considering walking, rolling, biking, or taking transit!

The holiday season is here! This year, do yourself a favor and go car-free if you can for your trips to visit family, do your holiday shopping, and get wherever else you need to go. It could save you time, stress, and reduce traffic congestion to help others travel faster,… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | New West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway takes you from Alaska Junction to the High Point Library, Fairmount Park, and all the way to Roxhill Elementary School

The West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway improves bicycle connections between Alaska Junction and Westwood Village, and everywhere in between. We added the last four miles of the neighborhood greenway this year, and are pleased to welcome you and your neighbors to enjoy the ride!  We began this two-phase project in 2016 with a mission to improve the connectivity and… [ Keep reading ]