Levy to Move Seattle

Updated: May 2023

We are delivering on our commitments to voters outlined in the 2015 Levy Ordinance and the 2018 Updated Workplan Report.

Thanks to the Levy, we are keeping you moving more safely and smoothly and giving you options to travel. Your Levy dollars have helped us transform major arterial streets to make them safer and more community-friendly, and install fresh pavement on our roads. Each year, Seattle’s bridges are stronger, crossing the street is safer, taking the bus is easier, and biking around town is more accessible.

You can continue to trust us to create an equitable transportation system that provides safe, dependable, affordable access to places and opportunities.

What’s happening now?

We are pleased to present the 2022 Annual Report. This report highlights our work in 2022 that was funded by your tax dollars through the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle.

2022 Highlights Include

Safe Routes

  • Completed four Safety Corridor projects on Lake City Way, 23rd Ave E, 15th Ave S, and Sand Point Way NE.
  • Completed 16 Safe Routes to School projects
  • Installed four new signals at locations that were high priorities for the community
  • Completed the Green Lake Outer Loop, 15th Ave NE protected bike lane (PBL), and the Northgate to Maple Leaf Neighborhood Greenway.
  • Made over 17,000 sidewalk repairs on a total of over 56,000 square feet of sidewalks Completed three Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) projects and advanced construction of two more.

Maintenance and Repair

  • Repaved almost 28 lane-miles and exceeded our paving spot improvements target by over 58%, with 103 spot improvements
  • Made 354 bridge spot repairs
  • Completed two bridge seismic retrofits: SW Andover Ped Bridge and 8th Ave NW/NW 133rd St Bridge.
  • Completed six stairway rehabilitation projects Planted 371 trees

Congestion Relief

  • Reached milestones in major construction on Madison Ave RapidRide G Line and continued construction on the Route 7 Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor, and the Route 44 Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor.
  • Kicked off the Aurora Ave Planning Study with community outreach and steps toward identifying an exciting vision for the corridor
  • Added 10 miles to our Intelligent Transportation System
  • Made 23 transit spot improvements to better serve people riding transit and improve safety. Completed over 20 blocks of new sidewalks
  • Made 34 crossing improvements to make crossing the street safer.
  • Reached a major milestone on the East Marginal Way project when we advertised for construction for the North Segment in late 2022.
  • Completed six freight projects to help freight movement


Approved by voters in November 2015, the 9-year, $930 million Levy to Move Seattle provides funding to improve safety for all travelers, maintain our streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city.

The levy provides roughly 30% of the City's transportation budget and replaces the 9-year, $365 million Bridging the Gap levy approved by voters in 2006.

The levy aims to take care of the basics, while also investing in the future with improvements to move more people and goods in and around a growing Seattle.

Thank you, Levy Oversight Committee

An oversight committee made up of Seattle residents, appointed by the Mayor and City Council monitors levy expenses and revenues, reviews program and project priorities, and makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on how to spend levy proceeds.

Our commitment to transparency and accountability includes working closely with the Levy Oversight Committee. SDOT appreciates the time and service the Committee’s volunteers dedicate to Levy oversight.

See materials from the Levy Oversight Committee meetings here.

Keeping track of Levy progress

We are committed to clear and transparent reporting on transportation projects funded by the Levy to Move Seattle.  Levy reports and the Levy dashboard are important tools for you to monitor Levy progress. Here are the reports we produce each year, which are also available on the Materials page.


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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