Paid parking rate changes are coming your way

Are parking prices near the places you frequent going up or down? Find out! This week we started rolling out paid parking rate changes based on our 2019 Annual Paid Parking Study. 70% of rates will be lowered or remain the same! We use data to help drivers more… [ Keep reading ]

See what’s moving Seattle: Jan 27 – Feb 2

It’s almost February! Plan your travel and #FlipYourTrip to get to these events around Seattle. W E D    J A N   2 9 Rally for Patient Safety & Good Jobs: SEIU Healthcare 1199NW will march at 3:30PM from Swedish Medical Center’s First Hill Campus (Broadway & E. Columbia… [ Keep reading ]

Capitol Hill late-night pickup zones are working!

If you’ve been out and about in the Pike/Pine area of Capitol Hill recently when the bars are closing, you may have seen our new ride-hail locations in action. In mid November we introduced a new way to catch your Uber, Lyft or other ridehail service during late-night hours in… [ Keep reading ]

A choreographed snow response

Last week’s weather was a bit wacky – remember? Meteorologists kept changing their predictions of when & how much snow would be coming. Here at SDOT, we take winter weather seriously. It’s our job to clear the roads and help keep the city moving. We learned a lot from… [ Keep reading ]

See what’s moving Seattle: Jan 22 – Jan 26

Boats might be causing traffic delays this week! Check out what events (including the Seattle Boat Show) are happening around the city that might impact traffic. W E D   J A N  2 2: Seattle Opera presents Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin: At McCaw Hall. Show hours: 7:30PM – 11PM. Estimated attendance: 3,000. … [ Keep reading ]

Three reasons to hop back on a bike during #Connect2020

The snow was a good excuse for many (but not all) of us to ignore our bikes last week, but now that highs are back around 50 with a grey blanket of clouds, it’s time to bundle up and befriend our bikes again. Chapter 3 of the #SeattleSqueeze continues with… [ Keep reading ]

The Yesler Crescent plan establishes a new approach to public space planning.

We believe that streets, sidewalks, parks, & plazas full of social and commercial activity have the power to improve our city’s health, prosperity, & happiness. It’s important for us to listen and see how people actually use these infrastructure for us to make improvements. That’s why we created a Public Life Program that… [ Keep reading ]

A little snow didn’t stop some of Seattle’s bikers from getting around.

While bicycle traffic goes down when it snows, there were still many riders who got around on their two wheels this week. The Fremont Bridge Counter recorded a total of 1,167 bicycles on Monday, January 13th! That’s down 59% from the Monday prior with 2,845 bicycles over the bridge, but that’s… [ Keep reading ]

See what’s moving Seattle: Jan 15 – Jan 19

Hey Seattlites! Brrr… it’s cold out there. But we won’t let a little weather interrupt our social activities will we? Stay safe out there and check out what’s happening around the city this week.   W E D.  J A N 15   Seattle Opera presents Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin:… [ Keep reading ]

More snow and wind in the forecast for tonight!

The National Weather Center is calling for up to 3 inches of new snowfall & wind up to 26 mph on Tuesday night. Does anyone else love the look of snow delicately collecting on tree branches? It’s peaceful and magical – until the winds pick up. The heavy snow… [ Keep reading ]