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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 ]

World Day of Remembrance is a time to remember those lost and reinforce our commitment to safety and health for all.

This Sunday, November 15, marks the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, an annual memoriam adopted by the United Nations. According to the United Nations, this day is an important reminder for all communities across the world of the obligation and duty we have at all levels of life and governance to reduce fatalities on roads. While much… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t forget to keep sidewalks safe near construction sites

With so many public and private infrastructure projects underway in the city, it often feels that every season is construction season in Seattle. Construction has an effect on how we get around, and especially impacts those with disabilities. Since many of these projects directly affect our streets and sidewalks, we’re… [ Keep reading ]

Thank you, Seattle First Responders!

As National Traffic Incident Response Week comes to a close, let’s re-commit to looking out for all those who are looking out for us! And we want to thank our first responders – Seattle Police, Seattle Fire and SDOT’s Seattle Response Team (SRT) – for the work they do every day to… [ Keep reading ]

Pedestrian Improvements Planned For Pinehurst Neighborhood

Late 2017/early 2018 we’re making safety enhancements on 5th Ave NE between NE 115th St and NE 127th St to reduce crashes and make it easier to walk and bike in the Pinehurst neighborhood. This Vision Zero spot improvement project is part of our plan to end traffic deaths and… [ Keep reading ]

Levy to Move Seattle: Before and After Safety Improvement

In the first 100 days of 2016, SDOT has completed more than three dozen safety, maintenance and repair, and congestion relief projects, all funded by the $930 million Levy to Move Seattle. The completed projects include new bike parking spaces, transit improvements for a Rapid Ride line and repairs to two pedestrian stairways. Photos of the stairway… [ Keep reading ]

Working Together Toward Vision Zero

Seattle is consistently recognized as one of the safest and fastest growing cities in the country. Over the past 10 years, Seattle has seen a 30 percent decline in traffic fatalities, even as our our city continues to grow. On February 12, 2015, Seattle adopted Vision Zero and has been highlighted as… [ Keep reading ]