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Walktober is Here!

October is Walk to School month, and tomorrow is International Walk to School Day! The forecast for the AM commute is partly sunny (okay, the weather app says partly cloudy, but we’re in a glass half full kinda mood), making it a great morning to get those walking shoes… [ Keep reading ]

Our Apologies: Here’s the Real Deal on Speed Limits and Traffic Control Signs – By Mafara Hobson

This week, I TOTALLY miscommunicated with Seattle Times Traffic Lab reporter Jessica Lee about residential and non-residential speed limits and speed control signs in the City of Seattle. To be clear, if you believe a speed limit sign is posted in error on any street within the city, please call the… [ Keep reading ]

New Bike Lanes on Pike and Pine Streets!

You may have noticed a little something different on Pike and Pine streets on your way in this morning – these streets now have bike lanes! It’s all part of our Pike-Pine Mobility Improvements project which includes new bike lane markings, posts, signs, and bike signals on Pike St and Pine St between… [ Keep reading ]

Fremont Troll Oversees New Traffic Control Signal at N 34th St

Ok, the troll is actually two blocks away from this intersection, but he can still see the brand new traffic control signal our crews just installed right down the hill at N 34th St and Troll Ave N. We also added new crosswalk markings in all directions to improve safety… [ Keep reading ]

We’re Extending the 2nd Ave Protected Bike Lane

We’ve been talking about it for awhile, and now it’s happening! Starting Monday, September 18, crews will start working to install the first section of new protected bike lane (PBL) on 2nd Ave between Blanchard and Pike streets. For about 2 weeks, they’ll be grinding and repaving the east side… [ Keep reading ]

This Week, Seattle Proudly Hosts Smart Growth America, Transportation for America & Transportation Massachusetts For ‘Transportation Study Tour 2017’

Seattle welcomes Transportation for America and Smart Growth America! We’re touring with Smart Growth America (SGA) and Transportation for Massachusetts this week! Together with Seattle Chamber of Commerce, the tour will focus on our world-class transportation and people-focused projects moving Seattle and finding solutions for transportation challenges facing… [ Keep reading ]

Three Spots for Signals to Stops

Could certain intersections in the city work better with “STOP” signs instead of traffic signals? That’s what we started looking into earlier this year. Why? Traffic signals that worked well in the past may not be working as well for the needs of our changing community. SDOT engineers have chosen three… [ Keep reading ]

Eclipse tips: road safety edition

Who’s excited about the solar eclipse? We are! I mean, c’mon, this doesn’t happen every day. The last one was back in 1979 (or about 13,800+ days ago, not that we’re counting). With Monday’s solar eclipse just around the corner, we want to share some travel safety tips, particularly if… [ Keep reading ]

Tripping is More Fun with Friends

You may have seen the Seattle Times article about how local employers are getting their employees to making other transportation choices instead of driving to work alone. Here at SDOT, we have a name for that – it’s our Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) program! Housed in our Transit & Mobility division, we’ve… [ Keep reading ]