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Starting in July, a new $20 vehicle license fee invests more in safe streets, sidewalks, bike lanes, and strong bridges

Earlier this spring, a spend plan developed in collaboration with modal, labor, and equity stakeholders for the new $20 vehicle license fee (VLF) was shared with City Council. The plan prioritized safety, equity, and maintaining Seattle’s streets, sidewalks and bridges. In May, City Council approved its implementation for the second half of 2021.  Aligning with our goal to build, operate, and maintain an accessible transportation system that… [ Keep reading ]

It’s Memorial Day weekend! Drive sober, slow down, & watch out for one another

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and that means we’re one step closer to SUMMER!   Whether you’re getting out of town, headed to your favorite Seattle park, or going to a friend’s house for a BBQ, remember, you can make decisions to keep others and yourself safe. Most crashes are preventable. We’re asking everyone to do their part to ensure you and your… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Best of the Month | An introduction to our wayfinding program, a new signal, and more – all thanks to strong partnerships citywide

In this SDOT Best of the Month, we’ll highlight some of the projects that made news in April – and some that didn’t. Our wayfinding program, Seamless Seattle, is the result of years of planning and partnerships. We installed a new traffic signal at 8th Ave NE and NE Northgate… [ Keep reading ]

A new & improved way to see your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars at work, starting with our first report of 2021

We are excited to share the Levy to Move Seattle Q1 2021 Report with you. With this report, we now have all of the data from each year of the Levy in a single, centralized dashboard!  This new format is fitting as it marks the completion of the first quarter of a new year. Still, much remains the same: we continue to be… [ Keep reading ]

National Work Zone Awareness Week: Do your part to keep our workers safe

It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week and we’re here to remind you to pay attention as you approach and drive through work zones to keep workers, other people in the area, and yourself safe.  Every day we have people working in and on Seattle streets in marked work zones. In addition to our SDOT crews, people from… [ Keep reading ]

Stay Alert & Drive Safe – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Driving distracted is a danger to everyone on the roads. In recent months and weeks, there has been an uptick of collisions on our streets involving our most vulnerable travelers – people walking and biking (people not protected by vehicles). Our hearts ache for the lives lost and affected by these crashes and we reaffirm… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | With your help, we worked with King County Metro on a proposal to make Route 40 bus trips more reliable, safe, and on-time. Now, we’d like to hear from you again!

Summary We’re working to make Route 40 bus trips more reliable, safe, and on-time for you and your neighbors – thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars.  We want to get your feedback on the concepts we’ve proposed! Read about them and take our survey.  Our proposal focuses… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We’re partnering with Washington State to reduce speed limits on state routes in Seattle & reach shared goals of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries

In partnership with Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), and with funding from the Levy to Move Seattle, yesterday we began lowering speed limits by 5 miles per hour on portions of state routes within Seattle! (See chart below for exact locations!) Safety is our number one priority and reducing speed limits is a nationally recognized tool… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve finished lowering speed limits on most streets in Seattle, but our work doesn’t stop here. We continue to improve the safety of our streets to prevent collisions & save lives.

Summary: We completed our work to lower speed limits to 25 mph on most major streets in Seattle & installed nearly 2,500 new speed limit signs! Case studies conducted in five Seattle neighborhoods help us understand the impact of these changes. Collisions are less likely to occur where we reduce vehicular speeds and added more speed limit signage. When we reduce speed limits, we… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT’s Best of the Month: January 2021 | COVID-19 and winter weather response, and making our streets work for all.

Summary In this SDOT’s Best of the Month, we’ll highlight (non-West Seattle Bridge!) projects that made news – and some that didn’t. We created a new COVID-19 Transportation Response, Reopening, and Recovery page on our website so that you can see how we’re working to keep Seattle safe and moving. … [ Keep reading ]