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Best of the Month | New paint brings safety, color, and joy to city streets

Summary Through our annual crosswalk program, our crews maintain and re-paint crosswalks on a four-year cycle in all parts of the city. From July to September, we will be re-striping the white and yellow lines on Seattle’s main arterial roads. Recently, we’ve refreshed the Pan-African crosswalks in the Central District,… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | New bike lanes, paving, & redesigned intersections are open in Green Lake! Next up: a community celebration on July 31.

Summary  Back in November, we talked about some of the work done around Green Lake to-date, and what lay ahead. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve wrapped up construction– it was 5 years in the making!   Now, people of all ages and abilities can enjoy biking safely in the new… [ Keep reading ]

It’s Memorial Day weekend! Drive sober, slow down, & watch out for one another

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and that means we’re one step closer to SUMMER!   Whether you’re getting out of town, headed to your favorite Seattle park, or going to a friend’s house for a BBQ, remember, you can make decisions to keep others and yourself safe. Most crashes are preventable. We’re asking everyone to do their part to ensure you and your… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Best of the Month | An introduction to our wayfinding program, a new signal, and more – all thanks to strong partnerships citywide

In this SDOT Best of the Month, we’ll highlight some of the projects that made news in April – and some that didn’t. Our wayfinding program, Seamless Seattle, is the result of years of planning and partnerships. We installed a new traffic signal at 8th Ave NE and NE Northgate… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Soon, you’ll see new sidewalks and safer intersections along Sand Point Way NE! Construction begins in April.

Summary We are making changes near Magnuson Park to keep people safe, whether they are walking, rolling, biking, driving, or taking transit. Our next phase of work starts in April. We’ll add new sidewalks, reconfigure intersections, make signal timing upgrades, and more. Your investment through the Levy to Move Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Best of the Month | Safety is our number one priority!

In this SDOT Best of the Month, we’ll highlight some of the projects that made news in March – and some that didn’t. The new rectangular rapid flashing beacon at Dayton Ave N and N 50th St helps kids and families safely walk and roll to school and to Woodland… [ Keep reading ]

We’re working with Seattle Public Schools to keep families safe as in-person schooling returns with new “School Streets” where most cars are not allowed

Summary  Students are headed back to their classrooms next week as Seattle Public Schools transition to in-person learning. Help keep our kids safe by driving the speed limit, obeying signs, and expecting more kids and families along our sidewalks and streets. Stay Healthy Streets and new “School Streets” in front… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve finished lowering speed limits on most streets in Seattle, but our work doesn’t stop here. We continue to improve the safety of our streets to prevent collisions & save lives.

Summary: We completed our work to lower speed limits to 25 mph on most major streets in Seattle & installed nearly 2,500 new speed limit signs! Case studies conducted in five Seattle neighborhoods help us understand the impact of these changes. Collisions are less likely to occur where we reduce vehicular speeds and added more speed limit signage. When we reduce speed limits, we… [ Keep reading ]

Building a transportation network to support our Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets

As we start the new year, we want to celebrate our key accomplishments from 2020 that elevate community safety and support Seattle’s long-term Vision Zero initiative to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030, and also acknowledge there’s more work to be done. Summary: We worked hard throughout… [ Keep reading ]

As part of our ongoing work in partnership with the state to make Aurora Ave N (SR-99) safer, we installed two new speed radar signs last week

The work to make Aurora Ave N (a Washington State roadway) safer was made possible through funding secured by State Senator Reuven Carlyle. We have recently installed two solar-powered speed radar signs: one on the southbound side of Aurora Ave N at N 38th St and the other on the northbound side near 6th Ave N. The signs show drivers their speed… [ Keep reading ]