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Clear direction to prevent serious crashes in Seattle: Vision Zero Action Plan update

Blog stats: 1,600 words | 8-minute read At-a-glance: As part of our ongoing commitment to prevent serious injuries and deaths of people traveling on Seattle streets, we have released a new Vision Zero Action Plan. The plan sets a bold strategy to improve traffic safety, establishing 22 broad strategies and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s first protected intersection opens at Thomas St and Dexter Ave N in South Lake Union

Blog stats: 800 words | 4-minute read At-a-glance: We opened the new protected intersection at Thomas St and Dexter Ave in South Lake Union. Here’s a quick overview of how the new intersection works and other important upgrades taking place along Thomas St in this part of South Lake Union…. [ Keep reading ]

Enjoy biking and scooting around Seattle with these safety tips and resources | Bike Everywhere Month

Blog stats: 900 words | 4-minute read At-a-glance: Lighter days and clearer weather are finally upon us, and we’re ready to ride – join us with these tips, tools, and resources to get you rolling in the right direction. How to use scooter and bike share Interested in trying one… [ Keep reading ]

New drawings illustrate potential ideas for Aurora Ave N as we continue building safety upgrades in 2024 | Take our survey by April 5

Blog stats: 1,200 words | 6-minute read At-a-Glance: Aurora Ave N is one of Seattle’s busiest streets connecting many neighborhoods, businesses, and travelers every day. We are sharing several conceptual ideas to help envision potential future improvements along Aurora Ave N. These early sketches would require additional outreach, design, and… [ Keep reading ]

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 March 28, 2024: This blog post was originally posted in November 2021 and has been updated with the latest information. Update (March 2024) Block the box traffic safety camera at the follow locations will be activated on April 8, 2024. Once activated, the new traffic camera will photograph the license… [ 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 ]