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Interested in serving as a community representative on a Seattle transportation advisory board or committee? Learn more about current and upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Editor’s Note (January 12, 2023): We originally published this blog post on March 9, 2022, and have continued to update it since then with the latest information. Summary: Below you can find ‘drop-down’ links to each individual board and committee, as well as general information about the application process: Promoting… [ 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 ]

What to know about transportation investments in Seattle’s 2023-2024 Adopted Budget

Summary: Today, Mayor Harrell signed the 2023-2024 City of Seattle Adopted Budget, passed by the Seattle City Council last week. Most transportation investments outlined in the 2023-2024 Proposed Budget remain in the final budget, which invests millions of dollars in safer streets, traffic-calming infrastructure, sidewalks, and major bridge repair projects,… [ Keep reading ]

Take our survey: Help design Lake Washington Boulevard to enhance safety for all users of the street, and promote walking and biking

Quick link: Take our survey to share your thoughts and input about Lake Washington Boulevard. In May, we announced the start of a community visioning process for Lake Washington Boulevard. This process, in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation and the community, will co-create design concept(s) that promote pedestrian and… [ Keep reading ]

Lake Washington Blvd updates: community visioning process starting soon, and summer 2022 Bicycle Weekends schedule published.

Summary: This blog post includes two main updates. Please click on the two links directly below to jump down to each update. Lake Washington Blvd Visioning Process Overview Summer 2022 Bicycle Weekends on Lake Washington Blvd – Schedule Details Lake Washington Blvd Visioning Process Overview In the coming weeks, in… [ 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 ]

Honoring Black History Month 2022

Editor’s Note (February 1, 2022): This Blog post was developed in close partnership between our Communications Team and our Black Employees Support Team (BEST) Employee Resource Group (ERG), to directly center the voices of our Black colleagues while reflecting on the significance of Black History Month and how it relates… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | What we learned from A Week Without Driving 

The challenge: Can you go a week without driving?    From October 22-29, Disability Rights Washington challenged elected leaders and transportation and transit agency staff to go without driving themselves for a Week Without Driving. More than 100 participated, including SDOT Director Sam Zimbabwe, members of the SDOT senior leadership team, and staff from across the department. The purpose of the week is… [ Keep reading ]

Do you want to help shape the future of transit in Seattle? The Transit Advisory Board is seeking new members!

Apply to join the Transit Advisory Board! During the pandemic, King County Metro, Sound Transit, Washington State Ferries, and other transit partners in the area made service adjustments to keep riders and operators safe. As more people return to the office and move around Seattle in coming months, transit will… [ Keep reading ]

Int’l Womens’ Day: Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves

It’s the day of the lady, so let’s celebrate by recognizing some bad_ _ _ ?  women who changed transportation! These female innovators crushed the competition, broke thru barriers, and handled every mode of travel like a boss. LAND ? Alice Ramsey The Model T, America’s first affordable mass-produced car,… [ Keep reading ]