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We’ve applied for nearly $50 million in new federal grants to improve travel safety and support our bridges

Summary: We recently applied for several grants to take advantage of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The first is a $30 million grant to support safer streets in Seattle, via USDOT’s Safe Streets and Roads for All program. This federal funding, in addition to $7.5 million… [ Keep reading ]

VISION ZERO | Stop for Flock’s Sake! Every intersection is a crosswalk.

Summary: We’re launching a new set of billboards and ads as part of our grant-funded public safety education and awareness campaign. State law specifies that drivers must stop for pedestrians at practically all intersections, whether or not there is a painted crosswalk. Through a Safe System approach, we continue to… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Connecting with you at community events, making progress on the West Seattle Bridge, celebrating Levy achievements, and more! 

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top blog posts from July.  SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – July 2022 It’s time to Slow the Flock Down!  We’re attending community events this summer – come chat with us about… [ Keep reading ]

It’s time to Slow the Flock Down!

We’re here to say something: it’s time to Slow the Flock Down! We’re all members of the larger flock when we travel, and we want everyone to drive slowly and safely so we can all get home to our nests at the end of each day, period. We, in partnership… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Better intersections, bike lanes, sidewalks, and pavement arrive in northeast Seattle! 

Summary We are excited to share that the 15th Ave NE Paving Project is complete! The improvements we made are a combination of many projects including paving, biking, Vision Zero, and Safe Routes to School!    15th Ave NE is a busy street connecting University District, Ravenna, and Maple Leaf neighborhoods,… [ Keep reading ]

Addressing safety on Aurora Ave N is a critical step in our work to achieve our Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries on Seattle streets by 2030 

We are committed to achieving our Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries on Seattle streets by 2030. Addressing the safety challenges on Aurora Ave N (State Route 99) is a critical step in our work to achieve this goal. Aurora Ave N, as well as… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Engaging with the public, installing new signs at crosswalks, highlighting everything your Levy dollars made possible in 2021, celebrating Women’s History Month, and more!  

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top blog posts from February. SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – March 2022  1) SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION PLAN | Announcing our community partners and the beginning of public engagement  2) VISION ZERO |… [ Keep reading ]

VISION ZERO | New signs at crosswalks remind drivers to stop for people walking or rolling, as first step in a larger public education campaign

SUMMARY: State law specifies that drivers must stop for pedestrians at practically all intersections, whether or not there is a painted crosswalk. A recent informal survey showed that 70% of drivers claimed to stop for pedestrians at painted crosswalks, but when we observed crosswalks in real life fewer than 20%… [ Keep reading ]

Walktober is here! Fun ideas to rack up the miles with your family and friends this month

Summary: Walktober: Each year, we celebrate walking and rolling during the entire month of October (aka Walktober)! Walktober features a variety of ways to get involved and get active. FeetFirst and other community-led organizations across the region have seen robust participation each year since 2015! Safe Routes to School: October… [ Keep reading ]

Walking, rolling, or riding transit on 23rd Ave E/24th Ave E? We’re making improvements for safety and mobility starting in October.

We reached a huge milestone in the final phase of the 23rd Ave E Vision Zero project this month. We have selected Gary Merlino Construction Company as our contractor, and they will start work in the coming weeks. In spring 2020, this project was paused due to COVID-19 related budget impacts. Earlier this year,… [ Keep reading ]