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Check out our latest quarterly report for Reconnect West Seattle – Quarter 3, 2022

We are excited the West Seattle Bridge has reopened for everyone who lives, works, and visits West Seattle. During the closure, we completed more than 300 traffic mitigation projects to reduce the effects of detour traffic in South Park, Georgetown, Highland Park, and throughout West Seattle. To date, we have… [ Keep reading ]

Fall is here, and we’re sharing important reminders to help keep sidewalks, planting strips, and gutters clear!

Please note: this blog post is available in additional languages via the links below, including Amharic, Chinese, Korean, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese: ፀደይ እዚህ ነው፣ እና እኛ የእግረኛ መንገዶችን፣ የመትከያ ቁራጭ መሬቶችን እና የውሃ ፍሳሽ ቦዮችን ለመጥረግ እንዲረዳን ጠቃሚ አስታዋሾችን እያጋራን ነው! 秋天如期而至,我們正在分享重要的提示,以幫助保持人行道、綠化帶和排水溝通暢無阻! 가을이 왔습니다! 저희 시애틀 교통국(SDOT)에서는 보도,… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Honoring the Americans with Disabilities Act, designing a better Aurora Ave N, exploring Seattle’s bridges, and more! 

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top blog posts from August. SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – August 2022  In honor of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, here are some ways we help make Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Ride Now pilot program recap – what went well and lessons for the future

Please note: This blog post is available in additional languages, via the links below. This includes Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Tigrinya, Tagalog, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Resumen del programa piloto Ride Now (Viaje Ahora): lo que salió bien y las lecciones para el futuro ライド・ナウパイロットプログラムのまとめ-うまくいったこと、そして将来のための教訓 Ride Now 시범 프로그램 요약 –… [ Keep reading ]

All about our new Sidewalk Accessibility Guide

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Sidewalk Accessibility Guide! This website is a one-stop shop for increasing property owner awareness and knowledge about sidewalk responsibilities. We have also designed this site to ensure this information is accessible, including for blind and low-vision people who use screen readers. Sidewalks are… [ Keep reading ]

In honor of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, here are some ways we help make Seattle more accessible. 

Last week was the 32nd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In honor of this important milestone, let’s talk about our work to make Seattle’s transportation system more accessible for people of all ages and abilities. First, some background: the ADA is a federal law… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Transit Measure | We’re adding bus-only lanes on sections of Rainier Ave S to make transit more reliable and help save you time

Please note: this blog post is also available in additional languages via the links below, including Spanish, Amharic, Somali, Tigrinya, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Chinese (Traditional), and Arabic: Seattle Transit Measure (Iniciativa de transporte público) | Estamos agregando carriles exclusivos para autobuses en secciones de Rainier Ave S para hacer que el… [ Keep reading ]

Our partnership with the Outdoors for All Foundation is expanding this year! With free accessible cycling rentals now available 7 days a week, we’re helping people of all abilities experience the joy of biking all summer long!

Summary: Through our partnership with the Outdoors for All Foundation, we are again bringing free accessible cycling rentals for people with disabilities to Magnuson Park and other locations around Seattle from May through the end of September. This is the largest program of its kind in North America, using a… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve published an evaluation of the Seattle scooter share program – check it out and learn what’s next

Summary: There is demand for scooter share and scooters provide a flexible, low-emissions travel option. During our scooter share pilot program, 260,000 riders took over 1.4 million trips between October 2020 and September 2021. 21% of riders surveyed said they connected to transit, and over half said they would have… [ Keep reading ]

Our new University District Construction Hub helps people and goods move through work zones and reach their destinations  

You may have noticed a lot of construction going on in the University District. We know that it can be challenging to navigate these work zones, so we’ve established a new University District Construction Hub to help people and goods reach their destinations and travel in and around the neighborhood. … [ Keep reading ]