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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 ]

Right-sizing citation fees

If you’re walking or biking to work, busing to school, driving goods across town, or enjoying a meal at a sidewalk café, you’re using a shared public resource known as the right-of-way. The right-of-way is the space above, below, and at the surface of places like public streets, sidewalks,… [ Keep reading ]

Would you like an outdoor table? More al fresco dining spots are on its way to Seattle!

Sidewalk cafes are spaces on the sidewalk used for outdoor dining. It’s a space for you to enjoy a drink or food outside. Not only are they fun for everyone around Seattle to enjoy, but they provide economic support to businesses and activate our streets. Businesses who are interested… [ Keep reading ]

Moving toward zero.

Positive trends Seattle is one of the safest cities in the country, even as we continue to grow at a record pace. Today, we’re previewing some exciting news with the City Council’s Transportation and Sustainability Committee. Preliminary data from 2018 indicate a continued downward trend in fatal and serious injury… [ Keep reading ]

Meet Sam, SDOT’s new director!

Welcome, Sam! Monday marked the first day on the job for SDOT’s new director, Sam Zimbabwe. Here’s a snip from his first email to the City team: “Thank you for welcoming me so enthusiastically to Seattle! I can’t express what an honor it is to be a… [ 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 ]

More good news for the Year 3 Seattle Transportation Benefit District Performance Report.

Thanks to service improvements funded by the Seattle Transportation Benefit District, transit availability and access is growing – and access to transit is at an all-time high in Seattle. As we continue to do even more to expand access to affordable transit in Seattle, we are already seeing critical advances to… [ Keep reading ]

Supply & Demand | 2018 Annual Parking Study

The Seattle 2018 Annual Parking Study is out – helping you to play like a parking pro! Every year since 2010, the Performance-Based Parking Pricing Program assesses supply and demand, to help drivers more reliably find short-term parking. The effort supports downtown mobility by reducing circling and cruising for an… [ Keep reading ]

Share your comments on how we use real-time tech to keep Seattle safe & moving.

The key ingredient to keeping Seattle safe and moving rests in our real-time technology. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Seattle is growing. You’ve seen it in the cranes that continue to pop up. You’ve seen it in an expanding light rail system (yaass!). But do you know… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Seattle Transit Advisory Board!

Would you or someone you know like to influence issues such as commuter access to frequent transit; transit access for low-income residents; Seattle transit investments; and future RapidRide lines? You can, as a member of the Transit Advisory Board. Would you like input on transit strategies during the so-called… [ Keep reading ]