About SDOT

Vision: Seattle is a thriving, equitable community powered by dependable transportation.

Mission: To deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities.

Did you know 27% of Seattle’s land is made up of streets, sidewalks, and other transportation-related public space? That’s a lot of land, but it’s still a finite amount of space to move a growing amount of people and goods in and around.

Our portfolio of work is vast. From filling potholes to paving streets, tweaking traffic signals and helping buses and freight deliveries run on time, creating enjoyable public spaces and building out a network of bike lanes and sidewalks to serve all ages and abilities. And that’s just a snapshot. In our quickly growing city, how we get around – how safe it is, how much it costs, how much time it takes, and how reliable it is – is top of mind for most of us just about every day.

Our core values drive our work toward creating a safe, connected, vibrant, affordable, and innovative city for all. Read more in our Move Seattle strategic plan.