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Alaskan Way Safety Project nears 100% design milestone | LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK

Blog stats: 1,100 words | 6-minute read At-a-glance: We’re nearing final design on the Alaskan Way Safety Project and would like to share an overview of what the project will build, and how it ties in with other projects in the area. Once complete, this project will support a safer,… [ Keep reading ]

Employer Shuttles Program launches in Seattle

Blog stats: 550 words | 3-minute read At-a-glance: We’ve launched the Employer Shuttles Program in Seattle. Sustainable travel options like walking, biking, and riding transit are vital to a reliable, well-rounded transportation system. Many companies in and around Seattle offer shuttle services for their employees. These shuttles help workers travel… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

Mayor Harrell Proposes $1.35B Transportation Levy for Safe, Reliable, and Connected Seattle

Blog stats: 2,200 words | 11-minute read At-a-glance: Proposed funding would invest in maintenance and modernization of public infrastructure Seattle’s transportation system is critical to a thriving city that connects people to places and opportunities. Our current transportation levy provides roughly 30% of SDOT’s annual budget and expires this year…. [ Keep reading ]

Waterfront Seattle | Overlook Walk: Elevating a key connection to the waterfront

Editor’s Note: This is a blog post from the Waterfront Seattle Program. The Waterfront Seattle Program is a collaboration between the Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects and other Seattle departments including the Mayor’s Office, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), Planning and Community Development, and Parks and Recreation. Blog stats: 1,400… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Year | SDOT’s 2023 Highlights!

Blog stats: 500 words | 3-minute read 2023 was another major year for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and our work to keep Seattle moving forward. Our theme for the year was “Delivery: fast and flavorful, in concert with our values.” We focused on accelerating projects to provide more… [ Keep reading ]

New Safe Routes to School annual report highlights investments in Seattle students biking, walking, and rolling!

Blog stats: 1,000 words | 5-minute read At a Glance: Safe Routes to School is a national movement to make it easier and safer to walk, bike, and roll to school to build community, support students to get exercise, improve safety, and reduce pollution. Seattle’s Safe Routes to School program… [ Keep reading ]

Earth Day 2023: Celebrating SDOT employees making our city greener

Blog stats: 1,300 words | 7-minute read At-a-Glance: Happy Earth Day! This year’s theme is “Invest in Our Planet.” In this blog post, we’re celebrating three SDOT team members who are working to create a more sustainable, climate-resilient Seattle. Meet Nolan Rundquist, SDOT’s City Arborist on the Urban Forestry Team… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Routes to School | Ever heard of a Walking School Bus? Our neighbors at Bailey Gatzert Elementary have one, and you can too. 

Thanks to Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, students at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School in the Central District participate in a Walking School Bus to get to school. Read the story from Central Seattle Greenways here. What is a walking school bus? A walking school bus is one tool in the Safe Routes… [ Keep reading ]

Local and national leaders celebrate the start of construction for the new Madison – RapidRide G Line, which will connect some of Seattle’s densest neighborhoods with frequent, reliable transit in 2024

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine welcomed Federal Transit Administration Administrator Nuria Fernandez to Seattle today, as they joined other local leaders and congressional delegates at a groundbreaking event to celebrate the start of construction on the Madison – RapidRide G Line. This bus rapid transit (BRT)… [ Keep reading ]