Seattle Public Utilities Mami Hara, General Manager/CEO

Bicycle Safety Program


Indicates where older drains have been identified and replaced. View map (pdf).

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is working closely with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to replace older storm drain covers in an effort to improve roadway conditions for bicycling throughout the City.

What SPU is doing

SPU is spending $60,000 per year on its program to upgrade old storm drain coverings. See new and old drain style (pdf). There are over 80,000 storm drains throughout the City and SPU is methodically  identifying and replacing older drains that no longer meet current City specifications. SPU has prioritized its efforts along designated bicycling routes.

How you can help

Help us to identify older storm drains that you’d like to see updated by contacting SDOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program.

Phone: (206) 684-7583