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Safety First

Safety is at the heart of our work as a transportation agency. At the end of the day, we want to make sure people can get home whether they’re walking, driving, biking, or riding transit. We’re focused on creating a transportation network that serves people of all ages and abilities - from our youngest to our oldest travelers and everyone in between. And when winter weather or other emergencies come up, we work to keep our streets clear so emergency vehicles and transit can keep people and goods moving.

Vision Zero

Vision Zero

We're working to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030. Learn more about our engineering and education efforts, and how we’re coordinating with Seattle Police Department on data-driven enforcement to target high crash areas and the primary behaviors that contribute to crashes.

Traffic Operations

Neighborhood Traffic Operations

We work with and respond to resident concerns and requests regarding speeding, traffic safety, signs, and other issues related to improving safety on neighborhood streets. We also proactively make engineering improvements at high-collisions intersections across the city.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Learn more about who to contact if a landslide occurs near you, and what our plan is during an emergency event on or around the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School

Walking and biking to school is a great way for kids to be active, and we want to make it safer and easier for them to do so. We invest in engineering, education, and encouragement campaigns at schools throughout Seattle.

Winter Weather Response

Winter Weather

Snow and ice can occur in Seattle, and we need to be ready when they hit. Learn more about our Winter Weather plan and how to prepare yourself for storms.

SDOT Response Team

SDOT Response Team

The SDOT Response Team helps keep traffic moving by clearing debris and vehicles blocking city streets; by helping motorists; and by working with police, firefighters, and other partners.


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is on a mission to deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities for everyone as we work to achieve our vision of Seattle as a thriving, equitable community powered by dependable transportation.