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It’s National Traffic Incident Response Week November 13-19!

What does this week mean for you and me? It’s a reminder that ALL travelers must slow down, move over, and allow emergency vehicles to pass when they see flashing lights ahead or behind them. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) declared November 13 – 19, Traffic Incident Response Week, to… [ Keep reading ]

Fall (back) Safety Tips!

Yaaaay, one more hour of sleep! Daylight Saving ends this weekend (Sunday at 2 AM, to be precise). And while we gain an extra hour of sleep,? we pay for it with fewer hours of daylight.? On Monday, November 6, the sun will set at 4:43 PM and for some… [ Keep reading ]

What do all those pavement markings mean?

SDOT City Traffic Engineer, Dongho Chang, explains bicycle and transit markings that help cyclists, drivers, pedestrians and transit riders navigate our streets. It’s part of our effort to keep everyone safe as they travel in and around the city. Seattle is recognized as one of the safest cities in the… [ Keep reading ]

Right Treatment, Right Place: Crosswalk Talk Continues

Over the past week, the SDOT blog illustrated the concept that all pedestrian treatments at signals are not universal. We are committed to choosing the right treatment for the right place in order to have both safe and efficient operation for all transit modes. We also discussed that SDOT is… [ Keep reading ]

Everything You Need to Know to Park Like a Pro

Hot of the presses, our 2017 Annual Paid Parking Study is ready for your reading enjoyment! During the spring, we were hard at work collecting paid parking occupancy data to inform updates to parking rates and hours throughout the city, now all neatly packaged in the study. Our Performance-Based Parking… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]