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LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We built smoother sidewalks & protected mature trees on Aurora Ave N!

Blog stats: 600 words | 4-minute read At-a-glance: This week, we finished repairing sidewalks along the eastern side of Aurora Ave N, from NE 85th to N 105th St. The result: safer, smoother travel for people walking and rolling. Our sidewalk repair program is possible thanks to your tax dollars… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle distributing free ORCA cards to more than 10,000 Seattle Housing Authority residents

Blog stats: 1,000 words | 6-minute read At-a-glance: The City of Seattle is partnering with the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) to provide free unlimited-use ORCA cards to all residents who are living in SHA-owned and managed housing through December 2026. This pairing between an affordable housing program and an accessible… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Director Greg Spotts highlights climate response plans at Mayor Harrell’s Executive Order signing

500 words | 3-minute read Summary: Click on the video clip below to watch Greg’s remarks: “This is a very exciting day for us at SDOT. There’s been a really great One Seattle approach in developing this Executive Order. At this time, we have to really concentrate our efforts… I’m… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve published an evaluation of the Seattle scooter share program – check it out and learn what’s next

Summary: There is demand for scooter share and scooters provide a flexible, low-emissions travel option. During our scooter share pilot program, 260,000 riders took over 1.4 million trips between October 2020 and September 2021. 21% of riders surveyed said they connected to transit, and over half said they would have… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT was recently recognized with a 2022 Vision Award in Transportation for our work to provide sustainable travel options, help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and ultimately act boldly to address climate change

Summary: The Seattle 2030 District recently announced the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) as the winner of its 2022 Vision Award in transportation. You can check out this 2-minute video highlighting the award, which features an interview with Seattle Chief Equity Officer and Deputy Mayor Adiam Emery. Seattle 2030 District’s… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Check out how we’re using trees, plants, and other green infrastructure to help improve the health, safety, and welfare of people (and local zoo animals!)

At the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), we believe environmental health should be improved for future generations through sustainable transportation. One of our major goals is to address the climate crisis through a resilient and environmentally-friendly transportation system. As part of our effort to help slow the pace of climate… [ Keep reading ]