SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
This progress report gives you a peek at how we are doing so far. Highlights include launching the Be Super Safe campaign to help reach Seattle’s long-term goal of zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries; completing major paving projects on 85th Street and Ravenna Boulevard; optimizing 153 traffic signals to reduce delay; and beginning construction on the First Hill Streetcar.
And that’s not all. We are doing more than originally outlined in the 2012 Action Agenda. The City is working to speed up studies for a Ship Canal Bridge crossing to support Ballard to Downtown high capacity transit (HCT) as well a Downtown to University District (via Eastlake) route. We are pleased to announce that phase two of the Mercer Corridor Project officially starts construction this March, helping to reconnect Uptown to South Lake Union, make it easier to walk and bike under the Aurora overpass, and improve freight movement. Speaking of freight, we’ll be developing our first-ever Freight Master Plan to make sure our transportation system can keep goods and services moving. There’s more. Continue reading to get the full story.
About the Seattle Department of Transportation
“The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) mission is “to create and maintain for Seattle a safe and reliable transportation system which enhances neighborhoods, the environment and the economy.” Everything the department does is aimed at enhancing mobility within the city; this department has as its vision “to be the most innovative and responsive transportation agency in the region.” The viability of our neighborhoods and the health of our region’s economy are dependent upon access and mobility.”