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The Two-Way Columbia St Transit Pathway is On Its Way!

We’re working with King County Metro to install a two-way transit pathway on Columbia St between Alaskan Way and 3rd Ave, opening to transit in early 2020. This pathway will support all-day transit service between West Seattle and downtown Seattle by creating an efficient and reliable route for buses… [ Keep reading ]

Moving Forward with the Center City Connector Streetcar Project 

First Hill Streetcar, Yesler Way. Photo by Jeanne Clark. Over the past year, Seattle Streetcar ridership has increased by 18 percent and we’ve worked to place the Center City Connector Streetcar Project on a more secure financial footing. In August, the Seattle City Council appropriated $9 million so that we could move forward with essential… [ Keep reading ]

Relief is coming for 1st Ave S buses to West Seattle.

We’re nearly 9 months into the #SeattleSqueeze & getting around parts of Seattle continues to be a real challenge. West Seattle and Pioneer Square have both taken the brunt of construction-related traffic impacts this past year, and so people who rely on buses traveling through both of these neighborhoods… [ Keep reading ]

Come on down and ride the new 8th Ave protected bike lane!

Bring your bike (and don’t forget a helmet!) and come ride on the new protected bike lane on 8th Ave in downtown Seattle! The redesigned 8th Ave includes a one-way northbound protected bike lane between Pike St and Bell St, one travel lane, paid parking and load… [ Keep reading ]

See what’s moving in Seattle this week: June 17 – 23

We’re ramping up for summer with activities galore! Whether it be a baseball game, concert, or street festival, we’re here to help you navigate the areas that may be affected by event traffic. Here’s what’s happening in Seattle this week. M O N . J U N 1… [ Keep reading ]

Building a connected Seattle bike network.

Today, the Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) 2019 to 2024 Implementation Plan was delivered to City Council.  It identifies projects and programs which, combined with existing facilities, will deliver a robust connected citywide bike network. Using a combination of protected bike lanes, trails, neighborhood greenways, and funding for bike… [ Keep reading ]

Let’s talk about managing Seattle congestion in a fair and equitable way.

Seattle is rapidly changing and growing.  Seattle has ranked among the top four major U.S. cities in growth for five consecutive years. Since 2010, over 100,000 people have moved here– and more are on the way. Seattle–area jobs are projected to grow 28 percent by 2035. This rapid growth will present some challenges, particularly when it comes to traffic and congestion.  With the expected continued growth in residents and… [ Keep reading ]

#SeattleSqueeze Alert: More Uniformed Police Officers on downtown streets Mar. 25–27, 2019.

Uniformed Police Officers (UPOs) will be at key downtown intersections to keep cars, transit, and people moving. To help keep transit moving during the first commute days of the buses coming out of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, with the help of our partners at King County Metro and the Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Another new normal. Another new chapter. 7 buses make their final ascent to surface streets.

Another new normal. Another new chapter. Tonight, we bid our final farewell as the buses exit stage left and right of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel platform. By the time most of you wake up on Saturday morning (3.23.19), seven bus routes will have made their permanent ascent from the… [ Keep reading ]

CHAPTER 1 #SeattleSqueeze Data: Less driving, more transit, more biking!

Approximately 250,000 people commute to and through downtown each day. With the new SR 99 tunnel now open, we’ve been analyzing the data from the closure to understand what went well, how we could have done better, and how we can keep the good changes going during the next chapter… [ Keep reading ]