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Saving water with a smart irrigation system | Technology in Action

Blog stats: 400 words | 2-minute read SDOT takes care of thousands of trees, plants, and other vegetation across Seattle’s streets and public areas. As part of our ongoing efforts, we’re always looking for ways to be more effective stewards of our resources and the environment. In 2014, we initiated… [ Keep reading ]

We’re reducing emissions by optimizing signal timing in partnership with Google

Blog stats: 500 words | 3-minute read At-a-glance: Sitting at a series of red lights isn’t just frustrating – it can also lead to more stops and starts and increased carbon emissions which contribute to climate change. What if there were a better way to optimize travel using technology while… [ Keep reading ]

We’re working to improve curbside access in Seattle as part of a national effort to develop new digital tools and provide data-driven insights

The situation While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about transportation infrastructure, curb space serves a vital role in our system for activities like package deliveries, passenger pick-ups and drop-offs, and other loading and unloading needs. As our city and region continue to… [ 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 ]

HEY, YOU! — YEA, YOU! SEATTLE’S SAFEST DRIVER 2.0 (launches 5/13)

Think you’re Seattle’s safest driver? Prove it & win. When it comes to traffic safety & moving toward Vision Zero, it’s about a culture change. It’s a shift from accepting accidents, to preventing crashes and making streets safer for everyone. This shift is going to take some big… [ Keep reading ]

Save 30% on Parking from April 1 – 14 When You Try the PayByPhone App!

Cheaper parking – say what?! If you’re parking on Seattle streets between April 1-14, you can save 30% by parking with PayByPhone as a first-time user. What is PayByPhone? PayByPhone, SDOT’s mobile parking vendor, offers an easy and secure way to pay for parking in seconds with your mobile phone… [ Keep reading ]

THANK YOU, SEATTLE! Here’s a #SeattleSqueeze playlist just for you!

One week of changing your commute: COMPLETE! We’re almost half way through the #Realign99 closure before the new SR 99 tunnel opens in February, and we want to extend a tubular tunnel THANK YOU, Seattle, for doing your part to keep things moving. Over this last week, you’ve switched work schedules… [ Keep reading ]

TOP 6 things you can do to avoid #SeattleSqueeze traffic.

We’re day six in the #Realign99 Alaskan Way Viaduct closure and here’s how traffic has been: Friday: meh, great final drive and fireworks . . . Monday: not totally unbearable. Tuesday: much worse than Monday. Wednesday: worse than Tuesday. Thursday: who knows? But you can make help make a difference…. [ Keep reading ]

Storm Advisory: Getting gusty! High winds throughout the day. See our quick tips!

You’ve likely noticed, it’s already quite windy and wet today. The National Weather Service is predicting a blustery Thursday, with sustained southerly winds (25-40 MPH) and gusts up to 60 MPH from 10 AM to 7 PM in the Seattle area. To that effect, they’ve issued a High Wind Warning… [ Keep reading ]

Announcing: Rideshare to Transit pilot. Creative solutions for reducing congestion.

It’s time to say farewell to the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct – the stretch of highway along the Seattle waterfront. The longest major highway closure the Puget Sound Region has ever seen is slated to begin 10 PM on Friday, January 11, 2019, when SR 99 will close from… [ Keep reading ]