Posts tagged with COVID-19 Archives - SDOT Blog

SDOT’s Best of the Month: January 2021 | COVID-19 and winter weather response, and making our streets work for all.

Summary In this SDOT’s Best of the Month, we’ll highlight (non-West Seattle Bridge!) projects that made news – and some that didn’t. We created a new COVID-19 Transportation Response, Reopening, and Recovery page on our website so that you can see how we’re working to keep Seattle safe and moving. … [ Keep reading ]

In the COVID-19 Impact Assessment of the Levy to Move Seattle, we analyze & recommend changes to previous project pause decisions made because of COVID-19 budget impacts

Summary  Back in December, we introduced the values, goals, and process that guided our 2020 COVID-19 Impact Assessment (COVID Assessment) of the Levy to Move Seattle.  This is a powerful Levy that, despite challenges, will result in a vast array of improvements citywide by the end of its lifetime.   However, local funding… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Routes to School Emergency COVID-19 Response grants of up to $1,000 are still available

Applications are available now and grants will be awarded on a rolling basis. Summary Back in October, we announced emergency COVID-19 Response grants offered through our Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. This grant funding is still available! Grants of up to $1,000 can be awarded to nonprofits, Seattle schools, and school-oriented community organizations to fund a variety… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Scooter Share program reaches important milestone and rolls toward Seattle City Council

Editor’s note: Updated on Aug 19 to reflect City Council committee vote We have made a lot of progress (and a lot has changed) since we announced plans to move forward with the steps necessary to bring scooters to Seattle. After ongoing conversations with the community, we have proposed a… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Free Street Closure Permits Available for Restaurant and Business Operation During Pandemic

Building on the City’s free permits for sidewalk cafes and curb spaces, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today an expansion of street closure permit options for one or more blocks as part of the City of Seattle’s efforts to support businesses during the ongoing public health crisis. These new permits… [ Keep reading ]

For reliable customer access as businesses reopen, paid on-street parking will resume July 13 at the lowest rate

Starting Monday, July 13, we’ll reinstate on-street paid parking and hourly time limited parking enforcement. Paid parking and hourly time limited parking enforcement were suspended in early April in response to the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order. With King County’s transition to Phase 2 of the Safe Start Plan, businesses are reopening, and reliable… [ Keep reading ]

Bike season is here!

Yes, a lot of people bike year-round in Seattle, but for those of us who don’t regularly brave the rain on bike, May often marks the beginning of bike season. May is historically #BikeMonth. In light the COVID-19 pandemic, bike month in Seattle looks a little different this year. Some bike month… [ Keep reading ]

Curbside pick-up zones coming to Seattle retail shops!

To support access to the Seattle businesses opening up for curbside delivery, we are rolling out new curbside priority pick-up zones. The State of Washington’s phased approach to re-opening now allows retail stores to re-open for curbside pick-up. To support these businesses, we are installing temporary 15-minute loading zones to… [ Keep reading ]

2020 bike investments to accelerate, including 20 miles of Stay Healthy Streets to become permanent in Seattle

Mayor Durkan and SDOT are making at least 20 miles of the Stay Healthy Streets pilot permanent, and moving forward with a bold vision of enhanced bike infrastructure. Mayor Jenny Durkan announced today that Seattle will make at least 20 miles of Stay Healthy Streets permanent. She also directed SDOT to expand the program to include routes in more neighborhoods and accelerate the installation of new bike facilities such as Neighborhood… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle takes new steps to fine-tune traffic signals for people walking and rolling during COVID-19 health crisis

The COVID-19 health crisis has made us all rethink business as usual. Across the city, creative people have been working together to plan and execute immediate changes to help people and businesses in our city during this unprecedented time. One way that we are adapting to the city’s changing needs has been to adjust nearly 800 traffic signals throughout Seattle to reduce the time people need to wait to cross… [ Keep reading ]