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A “New” Bicycle Master Plan for Seattle

More and more Seattle residents are choosing to get around on their bicycles. The number of people bicycling to work in Seattle increased 105% from 2000 to 2010. We’re seeing people of all ages, from children to seniors, choose to ride. They should be able to do so safely. In order to improve safety for […]


City launches ‘Neighbors for Road Safety’ program

Mayor Mike McGinn today announced a new “Neighbors for Road Safety” program, which mobilizes Seattle residents to help raise awareness of road safety issues in their communities. Participants who sign up to be a Neighbor for Road Safety will have several resources available to them: educational materials; hard data on neighborhood-specific road safety issues; a […]


36 Northwest leaders call on President Obama and government agencies to conduct broad and inclusive review of coal exports

Thirty six elected and tribal officials from the Pacific Northwest are calling on the state and federal governments to conduct a broad, inclusive review of all three coal export sites proposed for Washington and Oregon. In letters to President Barack Obama, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Washington Governor Jay Inslee and the Washington […]


Pedestrian safety emphasis patrols today in Seattle

In support of the Road Safety Action Plan and the “Be Super Safe” outreach campaign, the Seattle Police Department’s Traffic Section will be conducting pedestrian safety emphasis patrols on Wednesday, September 18 on four key Seattle corridors: North 45th Street, Rainier Avenue South, Aurora Avenue North and Lake City Way. The locations were selected based […]


$5.5 million in Neighborhood Street Fund Projects announced

Mayor Mike McGinn today announced that 12 community-requested projects will be constructed through the City’s Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Large Project program. Utilizing funds from the voter-approved Bridging the Gap (BTG) transportation levy and $1 million in savings from the Spokane Street Viaduct project, the city will invest $5.5 million over the next three years […]


Mayor McGinn announces nearly $14 million in neighborhood transportation investments

Mayor Mike McGinn announced nearly $14 million in neighborhood transportation investments throughout Seattle as part of his 2014 Proposed Budget. These investments focus on the basics, with more funding for sidewalks, road paving, design work for bridge rehabilitation, and funding for coordinated transportation planning in four key corridors. “Seattle’s economy is doing well, and that […]


Mayor proposes $14.8 million in new road safety investments near schools

Mayor Mike McGinn today announced substantial new investments for road safety at Seattle-area schools. $14.8 million in revenue collected through the City’s school zone speed cameras will be re-invested in safety improvements at schools across Seattle over the next two years. This will include improvements like new sidewalks, improved street crossings, and traffic calming at […]


Improving residential streets in Crown Hill, Greenwood and Wedgwood

To enhance residential roadway conditions, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has just completed chip sealing approximately 33 lane-miles of streets in the Crown Hill and Greenwood neighborhoods. This is in addition to the 12 lane-miles of residential roads in Wedgwood SDOT recently improved via a new process called microsurfacing. Chip sealing is a cost-effective […]


Seattle launches pay by phone for parking

Making it more convenient to park on the street, today Mayor McGinn launched the City of Seattle’s new pay by phone parking initiative. Beginning with downtown’s retail core, drivers are now able to use their phones to pay for on-street parking without needing to visit a pay station or display a printed sticker. Users can […]


City announces proposals to improve safety on Northeast 75th Street

Mayor McGinn and City Traffic Engineer Dongho Chang today announced four proposals for improving road safety by restriping Northeast 75th Street near Nathan Eckstein Middle School. The proposals were developed in partnership between the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and community residents in response to concerns raised after a tragic DUI-related collision on Northeast 75th […]