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Road Rules – Turning on Red Arrow

Q: When is it OK to turn right on a red arrow? Does it matter if there’s more than one lane turning? And is it ever OK for a left turn?

A: Under Washington law, you can turn right on a solid red arrow (the same as a solid red light) provided you come to […]

Get a Grant to Improve Walk/Bike to School Options for Kids

Have an idea for getting more kids to walk and bike to school? Maybe itโ€™s getting crosswalk flags, starting a student safety patrol program, pulling together a Walk to School Day event (which you now have a full year to plan ๐Ÿ˜‰), painting an intersection, or organizing a walking school bus or bike train program. […]

Pedestrian Safety Improvements on 5th Ave NE

Late 2017/early 2018 SDOT is making safety enhancements on 5th Ave NE between NE 115th St and NE 127th St to reduce crashes and make it easier to walk and bike in the Pinehurst neighborhood. This Vision Zero spot improvement project is part of SDOT’s plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city […]

Road Rules – School Zones

Washington enforces 20 mph speed limits in school zones. Some people contend that the “when children are present” signs create confusion about when the law applies. In the Washington law, “when children are present” refers to children’s proximity to the road.

The reduced speed limit applies when you see children walking along the […]

Update on Safety Improvement Work in Pinehurst

A few weeks ago, Pinehurst Community Council invited Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to have a table at the upcoming Pinehurstfest so they can share their progress on the safety improvement work with the Pinehurst neighbours.

We just received a reply from SDOT. Brian Dougherty, in charge of Pedestrian and Neighbourhood Projects, regretfully turned down […]

Road Rules – Turning Left into Which Lane?

Is it legal to turn into the outside curb lane when you turn left onto a four lane road?

A) Yes, it’s legal if you can clearly see that the outside lane is open and no one else is merging into it;

B) Yes, it’s legal as long as you’re turning onto a one-way street.

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SPD Micro Community Policing Plans Report

SPD tunes its policing plan by precinct and neighborhood because it knows no two neighborhoods in Seattle are the same. The Micro Community Policing Plans (MCPP) were designed to address the needs of each community. The plans take a three prong approach that brings community engagement, crime data and police services together to get direct […]

Medicine Return Locations

King County now has a safe and convenient way to dispose of unwanted medicines.

We can safely dispose of the medicines we no longer need by taking them to a drop-box located throughout King County. This is part of a current effort to decrease the risk of drug abuse, overdose, and preventable poisonings.

Participating […]

Cedar Park Safe Routes to School Meeting

By Monica Sweet

Coming soon to the Cedar Park neighborhood:

New crosswalks, signals, traffic calming, better sidewalks, and easier ways to get around your neighborhood!

We warmly invite you to look at the proposed safety improvements at a meeting 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, January 26 at:

Cedar Park Elementary School 13224 37th Ave NE […]

Interested in What Seattle is Doing to Prepare For Climate Change?

The City of Seattle has released a draft plan that will tell you more than you would ever want to know about how it is preparing for the impacts of climate change. It is a pretty high level document that lays out a range of strategies for how it will prioritize actions and investments […]