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Winter weather is in the forecast – how to be prepared & stay informed

Blog stats: 500 words | 3-minute read At-a-glance: Later this week, temperatures in the Seattle area are forecasted to drop well below freezing, with a chance of precipitation and potential snow. Strong winds are also expected earlier in the week. While the forecast can always change, it’s important for everyone… [ Keep reading ]

Major projects move a step closer to construction: Route 40 upgrades for 7,500+ daily riders, Ravenna area paving & safety, bridge seismic strengthening, Safe Routes to School, and more! | LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK

Blog stats: 1,500 words | 7-minute read At-a-glance: 1) Route 40 Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor project Reducing transit travel times, improving transit reliability, and increasing safety and transit access along the Route 40 corridor, from Northgate to Pioneer Square Status: Key features include: You can find more information on our website… [ Keep reading ]

Update: Automated Enforcement pilot program adds cameras to increase data set for a more robust analysis

Update, December 1, 2023: This blog post was originally posted in November 2021 and has been updated with the latest information. Update (December 2023) The transit lane traffic safety camera on the West Seattle Bridge (high bridge), just east of State Route 99, has been activated. The new traffic camera… [ Keep reading ]

Vision Zero | We’ve elevated our City Traffic Engineer to Chief Transportation Safety Officer 

Blog stats: 950 words | 5-minute read At-a-glance SDOT Director Greg Spotts has elevated our City Traffic Engineer, Venu Nemani, to the position of Chief Transportation Safety Officer. In this leadership role, Venu will report to Senior Deputy Director Francisca Stefan and will lead the Vision Zero team, allowing for… [ Keep reading ]

USDOT awards Seattle $2 million to study rail safety around S Holgate St in SODO

Blog Stats: 1,300 words | 7-minute read Editor’s Note (January 4, 2024): A link to our grant application document was added. Editor’s Note (June 26, 2023): This blog was updated for clarity and to add details about an additional $400,000 supplemental grant from WSDOT. At-a-glance: We are excited to receive… [ Keep reading ]

A safer trip between Georgetown and Downtown | LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK 

Summary We’re connecting South Seattle neighborhoods to the regional bike network, keeping freight moving, and making trips safer for people walking and rolling The Georgetown to Downtown Safety Project will link downtown Seattle with historic Georgetown, home to vibrant and diverse neighborhoods with industrial, small business, and manufacturing roots. The… [ Keep reading ]

New South Beacon Hill stairway and sidewalks support walking to school, transit | LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK

Blog stats: 950 words | 5-minute read At-a-glance: We’re excited to deliver the S Henderson Stairway Project and S Rose St Sidewalk Project to help people living, working, and attending school in Southeast Seattle move around more safely and easily. These projects were each shaped by robust community input and… [ Keep reading ]

National Work Zone Awareness Week – Your Help Needed!

Blog stats: 1,100 words | 7-minute read At-a-Glance: This week, April 17-21, is National Work Zone Awareness Week, an annual campaign to encourage safe travel through work zones. Please join us by doing your part to help keep workers in our public right-of-way safe every day. Safety is a priority… [ Keep reading ]

Two new $2 million federal SMART grants enhance safety along light rail in the Rainier Valley & support deliveries in Seattle

Blog stats: 1,000 words | 6-minute read Summary: Grants are an important way we supplement local funding to advance projects in Seattle. Since 2022, we’ve received over $40 million in federal grants. The projects funded by the two new SMART grants are described in this blog post. Rainier Valley Safe:… [ Keep reading ]

Vision Zero | Our top-to-bottom review provides a roadmap and new actions to reverse challenging trends in traffic safety

Blog stats: 1,200 words | 7-minute read Editor’s Note (June 15, 2023): We originally published this blog post on February 23, 2023. The period for collecting public feedback has now closed. At-a-Glance: We’ve published a draft “top-to-bottom review” of our Vision Zero initiative, which aims to end traffic-related deaths and… [ Keep reading ]