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#WeekWithoutDriving 2022: Reflections from Team SDOT

Summary at a glance: We participated in the second annual #WeekWithoutDriving, from Sept. 19-23, 2022. This experience helped us gain a better understanding of the challenges that people face navigating their communities without driving themselves. Our participating staff reflect on how their week went and what they learned along the… [ Keep reading ]

Coming soon to Ballard Ave NW: improvements for people walking and nearby businesses

In June, we shared a blog post highlighting an exciting partnership with Councilmember Dan Strauss, the Ballard Alliance, and local businesses to further improve mobility and access for people walking and support businesses on Ballard Ave NW between 20th Ave NW and 22nd Ave NW, also known as the Ballard… Filed Under: Accessibility, Parking, Pedestrians, Safety, SDOT, Traffic and ConstructionTagged With: , , , , , , , ,

Know before you go: quick travel tips for a busy 4th of July weekend

This weekend is the 4th of July – often a busy time for summer travel, and also a weekend full of summer construction and events. WSDOT’s Revive I-5 work continues this weekend to replace aging expansion joints on I-5 near downtown Seattle, and we have work planned on the Spokane… [ Keep reading ]

This summer, we’re improving Ballard Ave NW for people walking and nearby businesses

We are partnering with Councilmember Dan Strauss, the Ballard Alliance, and local businesses to improve mobility and access for people walking and businesses on Ballard Ave NW between 20th Ave NW and 22nd Ave NW, also known as the Ballard Ave Café Street. In 2020, we worked with Ballard Ave… [ Keep reading ]

Bike Everywhere Month | Seattle students bike to school events recap!

Editor’s Note (June 15, 2022): We added a photo and quote from a parent of a student at Hazel Wolf K-12 school in Seattle alongside other Bike to School event photos and information. Summary: As part of Bike Everywhere Month 2022, Seattle students recently participated in bike to school events,… [ Keep reading ]

Headed to the U District Street Fair this weekend? Plan ahead and consider transit options with scheduled Montlake Bridge closure.

Editor’s Note (5/20/2022 at 1:55 p.m.) – Update regarding this weekend’s Montlake Bridge closure: The Montlake Bridge will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, May 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 23 while WSDOT contractor crews complete paving work on both ends of the bridge. At least one bridge sidewalk… [ 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 is conducting a racial equity analysis to ensure our Pedestrian Program meets the needs of everyone walking and rolling in Seattle

Walking or rolling with a mobility-assisting device (such as a power wheelchair) are some of the most core and essential forms of affordable, everyday travel. Everyone should be able to navigate the city safely, as part of a wide range of travel and mobility options, from walking, rolling, and biking,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Restored program facilitates pop-up shops and art installations in and around downtown Seattle – check out how get there via transit and other travel options!

Summary: Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) is partnering with Shunpike and Seattle Good Business Network to host the Seattle Restored program. Seattle Restored matches local small businesses and artists with vacant downtown Seattle storefronts to help revive the central city with creativity and commerce! Pop up shops and art… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT’s Pedestrian Projects Toolkit helps guide our work to evaluate and install infrastructure to improve safety for people walking and rolling in Seattle

Our Pedestrian Projects Toolkit at-a-glance As part of our overall Pedestrian Program, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has developed a Pedestrian Projects Toolkit that provides estimated costs, timelines, and additional contextual details on pedestrian safety and traffic calming improvements. The toolkit is available in English, as well as the… [ Keep reading ]