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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 ]

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 ]

What’s Coming Down the Pike for Transportation Equity?

Did you know that we have a Transportation Equity Program? In 2017, we created the Transportation Equity Program to prioritize affordable transportation options and address transportation inequities in our city. Transportation is currently the second highest household cost after housing and Seattle continues to grow at a rapid pace. We… [ Keep reading ]

New Mobility thought leaders convene in Seattle.

We’re tackling smart mobility challenges. Last week marked the second meetup in the 4-series, Smart Cities Collaborative conference (hosted by Transportation for America), a collaborative program bringing cities together to: Explore how emerging technologies and new mobility options can improve urban transportation. Tackle the tough challenges associated with implementing smart mobility… [ Keep reading ]

Smart Cities | The Art of Seizing Good Ideas

These days, you can’t throw a rock without hitting a city’s innovation program or office. Seattle alone has at least four. But how are these cities and agencies framing their work? And do these programs actually result in “innovative” outcomes? This year, we set out to find the nation’s leaders… [ Keep reading ]

Save your seat at the next U District, Let’s Go Transit Talk | May 24

Great things are coming to the University District (U. District) and U District, Let’s Go is on the ground and getting ready. About the program. U District, Let’s Go is a year-long pilot program that kicked off in January 2018 funded by Seattle Department of Transportation and WSDOT and delivered… [ Keep reading ]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Celebrating Transportation Innovators

Every time you stop on red, enjoy clear views of the Olympics or buy a pint of ice cream, you have an inventor to thank. In honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting some of the African American pioneers who helped transform transportation with their inventions, research, and perseverance. … [ Keep reading ]

World Day of Remembrance: Join us to reflect, remember, & talk solutions

This weekend, Seattle will remember the 20+ (and simply 20+ too many) crash-based fatalities as part of an international World Day of Remembrance. Around this time last year, you may have seen white silhouette cut-outs attached to street signs and light posts, organized by our partners at Seattle Neighborhood Greenways as… [ Keep reading ]

Advancing Contracting Equity in SDOT

Seattle has long been committed to increasing equity city contracting, and in 2016 SDOT exceeded our goals to support Woman and Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (WMBE). “A healthy and diverse business sector is essential to Seattle’s economic vitality,” Mayor Murray declared in his 2014 Executive Order, and at SDOT we’ve worked… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle United for Immigrant and Refugee Families

The City of Seattle recently hosted an event called Seattle United for Immigrant and Refugee Families, offering free legal services and other information to families who are new to our country. The City’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) estimated that more than 1300 people attended. SDOT and other city agencies were… [ Keep reading ]