The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure is creating congestion and air pollution for people living along detour routes in Duwamish Valley neighborhoods, like Highland Park,Roxhill, South Delridge, Roxbury, Georgetown, South Park and SODO.
When it’s time to travel, walking or wheeling, biking or scooting, riding transit, vanpooling, or staying local, could all save you the headache of sitting in traffic and protect the health of neighbors living in impacted communities.
Have to drive? Watch for kids and parents traveling to/from school at all times of the day, check traffic cameras before you go, and consider driving during off-peak hours.
The speed limit on all residential (non-arterial) streets is 20 MPH. The speed limit on arterial streets is 25 MPH, unless otherwise posted.
Speed is the critical factor in the severity and frequency of crashes and hurting or killing people.
Drivers are required to allow people walking, wheeling, biking, or scooting to cross the road within marked AND unmarked crosswalks.
Slow down and follow the speed limit. Speed kills.
When turning, yield to people walking, wheeling, biking, and scooting.
It is against the law to text or use a hand-held cell phone when driving.
Driving near schools
As schools reopen with staggered start and end times, you will see parents and children walking, biking and rolling to and from school. Some residential streets nearby schools may temporarily become Stay Healthy Streets to give more room for people to spread out during pick-up and drop-off times. Parents and community organizations: did you know there are resources available to organize or support safer routes to school?