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Roadside Chat with Matthew Howard on Race and Mobility | Part 3 of 3

Matthew Howard is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Washington (UW) Seattle. Among other topics, he studies how historical events shape the African American identity and experiences, in both literature and life. He started at SDOT on April 1, 2020 and is working with the Street Use… [ Keep reading ]

Norm Rice. Seattle Mayor. Husband. Husky Alumnus.

African American legacies, contributions, and histories have long been excluded from the stories we share in formal and informal education systems. Black History Month seeks to change that by paying tribute and shedding light to generations who faced, and are still facing, impacts of systemic racism. This month, we honor… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

Don’t Blend In

Commuters watch out for our neon friends! Seattle’s highest collision corridor occurs on Rainier Avenue South. On average, Rainier Avenue South sees one crash per day that takes 45 minutes to clear. Why Rainier Valley? Rainier Valley is home to some of Seattle’s most culture-rich and diverse residents… [ Keep reading ]

Fearless Tyler! Making the Most of Outdoors for All’s Free Adaptive Cycles.

Earlier this year, our Bike Share Program partnered with Outdoors for All,  one of the nation’s largest fleets of adaptive cycles, to provide people with disabilities FREE adaptive cycle rentals in Magnuson Park! The partnership ensures more people have access to the amazing cycles Outdoors for All has to… [ Keep reading ]

Take Pride in Your Ride

Are you ready for Pride Weekend?  Our staff will be marching in the parade and handing out pins, so come grab your transit pride pin (check ’em out below!) and celebrate #RideTransitMonth and Seattle Pride!  With Seattle Transportation Benefit District funds, we’ve added over 6,800 weekly… [ Keep reading ]

A FREE Rainier Valley style & safety event w/Aramis Hamer

Rainier Valley is a multifaceted collection of communities in southeast Seattle anchored together by Rainier Ave S. The community is home to some of Seattle’s most culture-rich and diverse residents and schools. Rainier Ave S is also home to Seattle’s highest collision corridor. On average, Rainier Ave… [ Keep reading ]

Trailhead Direct’s transit to trails is back!

Ok, hikers and outdoor lovers. The #GreatPNW struggle is real. You decide it’s a great day for a hike, so you head out into the wild & find upon your arrival that the rest of Seattle has had the same – exact – idea. Never mind that… [ 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 ]