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Choo-Choo, coming through! Keeping trains & traffic moving during the #Realign99 closure.

During the #Realign99 closure, making sure we keep people and goods moving safely is our number one priority. During the longest highway closure that the Puget Sound region has ever seen, we’re balancing many different forms of transportation, including people walking, biking, driving, or taking transit… … And freight!… [ Keep reading ]

WEEKEND EVENTS: #SeattleSqueeze Edition

It’s Friday eve and we wanted to give you an early heads up, as the second weekend of the #SeattleSqueeze nears. A couple large-scale events to be aware of – Womxn’s March and the 37th Annual MLK Day Rally and March, plus some smaller ones that may impact commutes, including… [ Keep reading ]

Squeezing in the rain. What’s a little water?

 When it comes to the rain, Seattleites say, “what rain?”  As IF we had enough sunshine, the rain is back in the forecast for the rest of the week. #NoBigDeal riiight? For a lot of us – it’s not a big deal. But for another lot of us who are… [ Keep reading ]

Biking during the #Realign99 closure.

Getting around on two wheels is a great option during the SR 99 closure beginning on January 11, 2019 and beyond. We want bicycling to be a mainstream, comfortable and safe choice for people of all cultures, ages, abilities, and backgrounds. If you’ve been thinking about ditching four wheels for… [ Keep reading ]

#SeattleSqueezeAlert – Be prepared for changes to Seattle’s streets beginning January 9.

PLEASE NOTE: Starting January 14, 2019, we will retire the On the Move blog channel and all traffic advisory blogs will be posted on the SDOT blog channel.  To manage the increased volume of traffic on our city’s streets and changing traffic patterns in advance of the SR closure beginning Friday, January 11, we’re configuring key streets and… [ Keep reading ]

Announcing: Rideshare to Transit pilot. Creative solutions for reducing congestion.

It’s time to say farewell to the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct – the stretch of highway along the Seattle waterfront. The longest major highway closure the Puget Sound Region has ever seen is slated to begin 10 PM on Friday, January 11, 2019, when SR 99 will close from… [ Keep reading ]

Start Your New Year’s Resolution Early: Talk to Your Employer About Commute Options.

 The words “Seattle Squeeze” are buzzing around the region. Beginning with WSDOT’s permanent closure of the Alaska Way Viaduct on January 11 and continuing over the next three years, Seattle is entering a new era of tough traffic. Private and public megaprojects will continue to reduce capacity on our… [ Keep reading ]

#SeattleSqueeze online resource:

You’ve heard it: How you get around is changing. But you’ve also heard that a souped-up website for all things Period of Maximum Constraint (now #SeattleSqueeze) was coming. Well, guess what? It’s here; it’s finally here! To help you prepare for Seattle’s era of tough traffic over the next five years, we’ve… [ Keep reading ]

We’re launching version 2.0 of free-floating bike share to give people more options to get around Seattle.

 After months of evaluation and review, at Mayor Jenny Durkan’s direction we’re ready to issue permits to three bike share vendors for the next permit year – Jump, Lime, and Lyft– so people have more options for getting around Seattle. Good results from our bike share pilot. We learned in our… [ Keep reading ]

A SPECIAL DELIVERY: UPS pilot kicks off with a public/private partnership creating a new urban delivery system.

Let’s try it! Seattle is entering a new era of tough traffic. In the next five years, Seattle’s downtown will be in a state of transition to meet the needs of our growing city. More than 1,000 projects will be underway and people (this includes people delivering goods) traveling in and… [ Keep reading ]