Calling all green thumbs!

Gardening in the Planting Strip is easy with a free permit! As the days start getting longer and the weather (hopefully) warms, we want to share info about one of our favorite things: gardening in the planting strip! Apply for a free permit to turn the grassy or unpaved area… [ Keep reading ]

Black History Month Celebrates Carmen Turner

We celebrate and honor the legacy ofCarmen Turneras part of our four-partseriesfor Black History Month. Turner served as General Manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) from 1983-1990, making her the first African American woman in such a role at a transit organization in our country. Prior to… [ Keep reading ]

What’s moving in Seattle this week: Feb 25 – March 1

Here’s a look at large-scale events happening around the city this week that may impact how you choose to get around. If you’re headed to one of these big events, consider taking public transportation. 🚧 See ourUpcoming Construction & Events pagefor more info on construction that could impact how you… [ Keep reading ]

Rainier Traffic Safety Campaign

In December 2019, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced 4 steps to making our streets even safer and to achieve Seattle’s Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030. At that time, we launched the effort by reducing speeds to 25 MPH along Rainier Ave S., which now has a consistent speed… [ Keep reading ]

Happy Anniversary, Sam!

We recently celebrated our one-year anniversary with SDOT Director, Sam Zimbabwe. What a year! Sam joined us just two weeks after the Alaskan Way Viaduct closed and then was greeted with a record breaking month of snow. From the get-go he showed his calm, competent, and steady leadership. One thing… [ Keep reading ]

Garrett Morgan. Inventor. Father. Social Activist.

We celebrate and honor the legacy of Garrett Morgan as part of our four-part series for Black History Month. Do you appreciate having a yellow light to warn you that the traffic signal will soon be red? Yep, think about all the collisions that would happen if the light went… [ Keep reading ]

Community meeting to learn about 15th Ave S improvements – Feb 26

We have fresh paving & intersection plans for 15th Ave S This year we’ll begin repaving about a mile of 15th Ave S between S Spokane St and S Angeline St, repaving a section of S Spokane St between S Columbian Way and 18th Ave S, and improving the intersection… [ Keep reading ]

Norm Rice. Seattle Mayor. Husband. Husky Alumnus.

African American legacies, contributions, and histories have long been excluded from the stories we share in formal and informal education systems. Black History Month seeks to change that by paying tribute and shedding light to generations who faced, and are still facing, impacts of systemic racism. This month, we honor… [ Keep reading ]

See what’s moving in Seattle this week: Feb 18 – 23

Here’s a look at large-scale events happening around the city this week that may impact how you choose to get around. If you’re headed to one of these big events, consider taking public transportation. ? See our Upcoming Construction & Events page for more info on construction that could impact… [ Keep reading ]

Presidents who shaped how we get around

Did you know that our Interstate Highway System is actually called the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways? So next time you hear people arguing if it’s called “I-5” or “The 5”, be sure to let them you know you prefer calling it “Dwight D. Eisenhower… [ Keep reading ]