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Seattle receives national recognition for Safe Routes to School work. Mayor Harrell commits to work even harder to improve traffic safety.

Seattle, WA (October 12, 2022) – The National Center for Safe Routes to School has named Seattle the 2022 recipient of the U.S. Vision Zero for Youth Leadership Award. The award was presented to Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell and Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Superintendent Dr. Brent Jones this morning at… [ Keep reading ]

Joint Statement from Mayor Bruce Harrell, Council President Debora Juarez, and Council Transportation Committee Chair Alex Pedersen on Sound Transit Board Adoption of Motion 2022-57  

Today we applaud the unanimous adoption of Sound Transit Motion 2022-57, a critical milestone for the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions (WSBLE) project. This action selects a preferred route and station locations for portions of the WSBLE project and requests additional studies to inform decisions for the remaining stations…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Nominates Greg Spotts to be Next Director of Seattle Department of Transportation

Experienced transportation leader with proven background in safety, climate, and infrastructure, Spotts will bring new energy and approach to lead one of the City’s largest departments Seattle (July 27, 2022) – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that he will appoint Greg Spotts to be the next Director of the… [ Keep reading ]

Seeking New SDOT Director, Mayor Harrell Names Experienced, Community-Driven, Equity-Minded Search Committee

Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell announced today that as part of the City of Seattle’s national search for a permanent director for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), he has named a robust committee of transportation leaders and community partners to shape the effort. Interim Director of SDOT Kristen Simpson… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs Legislation to Extend Free Safe Start Outdoor Space Permits

Program supports small businesses and community members through outdoor dining and retail opportunities citywide Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed legislation to extend free Safe Start café street and outdoor dining permits through January 31, 2023. Over 250 businesses throughout Seattle have taken part in the program since June… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell: City Remains Committed to West Seattle Bridge Repair as Continued Concrete Strike Threatens Reopening Schedule

Other critical projects impacted by the strike include Waterfront Seattle Program, Madison RapidRide G Line, Ship Canal Water Quality Project, Vision Zero 23rd Ave Corridor, Sidewalk, and Citywide Accessibility Improvements Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that the region’s contract strike would delay the reopening schedule for the West Seattle Bridge program if it continues past February 20. The potential delay is due to the need this month for… [ Keep reading ]