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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 ]

Building a transportation network to support our Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets

As we start the new year, we want to celebrate our key accomplishments from 2020 that elevate community safety and support Seattle’s long-term Vision Zero initiative to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030, and also acknowledge there’s more work to be done. Summary: We worked hard throughout… [ Keep reading ]

We’re breaking ground for a safer intersection and repaved roads in Beacon Hill!

Thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars and our Safe Routes to School program, construction started today on 15th Ave S between S Spokane St and S Angeline St in Beacon Hill! This project will increase safety for people traveling along this important connection between Beacon Hill and Rainier Valley. Here at SDOT,… [ Keep reading ]

As part of our ongoing work in partnership with the state to make Aurora Ave N (SR-99) safer, we installed two new speed radar signs last week

The work to make Aurora Ave N (a Washington State roadway) safer was made possible through funding secured by State Senator Reuven Carlyle. We have recently installed two solar-powered speed radar signs: one on the southbound side of Aurora Ave N at N 38th St and the other on the northbound side near 6th Ave N. The signs show drivers their speed… [ Keep reading ]

World Day of Remembrance is a time to remember those lost and reinforce our commitment to safety and health for all.

This Sunday, November 15, marks the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, an annual memoriam adopted by the United Nations. According to the United Nations, this day is an important reminder for all communities across the world of the obligation and duty we have at all levels of life and governance to reduce fatalities on roads. While much… [ Keep reading ]