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The Move Seattle Levy Update: A look back on a successful (& nearly complete!) year of work.

Our Quarter 3 (Q3) Report on the Levy to Move Seattle was published on October 30, and we’re here to tell you about all the great things we invested Levy dollars in last season. Brace yourselves! It’s a lot! It’s been about a year since we published the… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Routes to School: Fall Mini Grants Application Now Open!

Our application for Safe Routes to School: Fall Mini Grants are now open! Apply by October 31 for up to $1,000 to fund projects that educate students about walking and biking to school. Public and private schools, parent-teacher associations, and other non-profit organizations are welcome to apply. First,… [ Keep reading ]

The Two-Way Columbia St Transit Pathway is On Its Way!

We’re working with King County Metro to install a two-way transit pathway on Columbia St between Alaskan Way and 3rd Ave, opening to transit in early 2020. This pathway will support all-day transit service between West Seattle and downtown Seattle by creating an efficient and reliable route for buses… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle needs more crossing guards. Sign up today!

Crossing guards serve as community ambassadors. They’re friendly faces kids see every day crossing to and from school. Crossing guards help kids cross busy streets near their schools at 122 locations at the start & end of the school day. With Seattle’s heavy traffic plus approximately 27,000… [ Keep reading ]

Dear Summer, it’s been great knowing ya! School is back!

There’s only one more weekend to soak in those school-free-summer-vibes. Because classes are back in sesh for Seattle Public Schools on Wednesday, Sept. 4!  Oh my gosh, we know!! Kids are cryin’ – parents are cryin’ (with happiness). When school begins, more people will be traveling the streets and because… [ Keep reading ]

The plan to make bike share work better for everyone.

We released our Q2 2019 Bike Share Report today, which shows that people took nearly 900,000 trips on Lime & Jump bikes in the first half of 2019.  We’re excited that so many people are embracing bike share as a healthy and environmentally friendly way to get around. We also need… [ Keep reading ]

A FREE Rainier Valley style & safety event w/Aramis Hamer

Rainier Valley is a multifaceted collection of communities in southeast Seattle anchored together by Rainier Ave S. The community is home to some of Seattle’s most culture-rich and diverse residents and schools. Rainier Ave S is also home to Seattle’s highest collision corridor. On average, Rainier Ave… [ Keep reading ]

Making the most of the Move Seattle Levy resources to implement the Bicycle Master Plan.

Over the past 3 years, the City of Seattle has built 27 miles of new bike facilities. Mayor Durkan and SDOT Director, Sam Zimbabwe are committed to continuing to build a connected bike network as Seattle grows. We know many people are talking about how we’re implementing Seattle’s 2014 Bicycle… [ Keep reading ]

Keeping you in the Levy loop.

We completed a comprehensive reassessment on the Levy to Move Seattle. Last fall, we completed a comprehensive reassessment on the Levy to Move Seattle under the leadership of Mayor Durkan. The update was based on more realistic assumptions than we used in 2015. This is an update on… [ Keep reading ]

Getting roads and sidewalks ready for school. Communities lend a hand (or a #SharedShovel) to help reopen schools on Thursday.

Today was all hands on deck – we need all the help we can get! Parents and kids, local businesses, faith communities, community groups and organizations, and neighbors, joined our effort to shovel local sidewalks near elementary schools. This was a great opportunity to meet and bond with neighbors. While the weather looked better today,… [ Keep reading ]