The community-led revisioning of Melrose Ave in Capitol Hill is starting to come to fruition!

We’ve completed the final designs for improving safety & the walking & biking experience on Melrose Ave from E Roy St to University St. Construction expected to start later this year. To the east of I-5 in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, Melrose Ave is a key walking and biking connection. Melrose Ave is lined with residential buildings that overlook… [ Keep reading ]

In the COVID-19 Impact Assessment of the Levy to Move Seattle, we analyze & recommend changes to previous project pause decisions made because of COVID-19 budget impacts

Summary  Back in December, we introduced the values, goals, and process that guided our 2020 COVID-19 Impact Assessment (COVID Assessment) of the Levy to Move Seattle.  This is a powerful Levy that, despite challenges, will result in a vast array of improvements citywide by the end of its lifetime.   However, local funding… [ Keep reading ]

Following City’s Victory to Reverse I-976, Mayor Durkan Announces Plan to Restore $23.7 million for Transit Service and Projects

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has announced a proposal to invest $23.7 million in funding back into an array of transit service and mobility improvements consistent with the will of Seattle voters when they supported Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD Proposition 1). These funds represent the amount collected but held in… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle Bridge

We post a blog weekly to keep you informed about the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Safety Program. Jump to the English version of this blog post. If you need this information translated, please call (206) 400-7511. 如果您需要此信息翻譯成中文 請致電 (206) 400-7511. Kung kailangan mo ang impormasyon na ito na nakasalin sa (206) 400-7511. Tagalog mangyari lamang… [ Keep reading ]

Reconnect West Seattle: In 2020, we finished over 20 projects to help communities stay safe and mobile during the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge repair. More are on the way in 2021!

Summary Reconnect West Seattle has been a joint effort over the past year with several neighborhoods to restore travel to and from West Seattle and surrounding communities. We completed over 20 projects in 2020! This includes biking infrastructure improvements, new bus lanes, speed radar signs, and a West Seattle and Duwamish Valley Walking Map, for people walking and rolling in South Park to help increase mobility. We’re also helping to make changing your… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve updated our traffic signal policy to put the safety of people walking and rolling first

Our newest pedestrian-first traffic signal policy update will: Give people more time to cross the street safely. Reduce pedestrian wait times at signals. Create more automatic walk signals so people don’t have to press a button. Build on other recent pedestrian-first policies and projects. For many decades, Seattle’s transportation system, like most across the country, was designed to… [ Keep reading ]

Our new Modal Integration Policy Framework addresses needs across all modes of travel where street space is in high demand.

Streets are fundamental to Seattle’s quality of life. They define how we move, connect people and places, give us access to important destinations, frame our urban landscapes and greenery, and ultimately enable vibrant public life to unfold. It’s part of our job to make sure streets work well for everyone. We think of this as… [ Keep reading ]

Building a transportation network to support our Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets

As we start the new year, we want to celebrate our key accomplishments from 2020 that elevate community safety and support Seattle’s long-term Vision Zero initiative to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030, and also acknowledge there’s more work to be done. Summary: We worked hard throughout… [ Keep reading ]

On Monday, our snow plow drivers practiced their routes to stay ready for winter storms!

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We’re breaking ground for a safer intersection and repaved roads in Beacon Hill!

Thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars and our Safe Routes to School program, construction started today on 15th Ave S between S Spokane St and S Angeline St in Beacon Hill! This project will increase safety for people traveling along this important connection between Beacon Hill and Rainier Valley. Here at SDOT,… [ Keep reading ]