New traffic cameras for Delridge Way, and more to come

SDOT finally has traffic cameras for Delridge Way. We noticed them appear on the SDOT Travelers’ Map recently, but at the time they were only partially functional – no default still image, only visible if you chose “video” from the map windows; they’ve since become fully functional. They’re at Genesee (above), Oregon (1st below), and Orchard (2nd below), and SDOT tells us four more are planned.

The next four, according to SDOT spokesperson Mariam Ali, will be at “Delridge Way SW & SW Henderson St; Delridge Way SW & SW Holden Street; Delridge Way SW & SW Juneau St; and Delridge Way SW & SW Thistle Street.” She says they hope to have those cameras operational by early February.

Still no word on whether or when a few key cameras that have been down for months – such as Highland Park Way/Holden and the second camera atop the high bridge – will return. (We keep asking.)

12 Replies to "New traffic cameras for Delridge Way, and more to come"

  • Flivver December 10, 2022 (6:06 pm)

    Noticed a new electronic sign on the high bridge Eastbound just past the top.

  • MercyMoi December 10, 2022 (6:31 pm)

    Do you know if these cameras on Delridge will be for traffic images only, or will they photograph violations, too? 

    • WSB December 10, 2022 (6:39 pm)

      SDOT’s mapped cameras are just for traffic.

  • Millie December 10, 2022 (8:02 pm)

    Question – what is the purpose for this traffic cameras?  I realize it is redundant, however, in my mind this is probably a waste of taxpayer money if there is no ultimate purpose.

    • K December 10, 2022 (8:40 pm)

      I use traffic cameras to look for traffic.   It’s helpful in planning routes around the peninsula if you can see if 35th or Delridge is more of a mess.  In weather like last week’s I also use the cameras to get an idea of how much roads have cleared, since I live on a street that tends to get icier sooner than most of West Seattle.

  • Roms December 10, 2022 (8:08 pm)

    Nice, the gas at the Arco gas station is less than $4.

    • JustJedSaid December 10, 2022 (8:30 pm)

      lol. Thanks for the laugh. Poor irregular Millie.

  • H20K9 December 10, 2022 (8:25 pm)

    Additional ‘Traffic Cameras’ in a high crime area? Good workaround.

    • K December 11, 2022 (4:37 am)

      There is a state law against using traffic cameras for anything but traffic. Otherwise we might have a lead who killed Robb Mason.

  • Millie December 11, 2022 (12:48 pm)

    JustJedSaid  thanks for the compliment “poor irregular Millie”.   I strive each day to learn something new – so thanks!

  • Jort December 12, 2022 (2:02 pm)

    Shoot, and here I thought ‘traffic cameras’ might mean automated camera traffic enforcement, as the state authorized the city to do, but — nope. Seattle continues to be too timid and afraid of hurting their automobile-driving constituency to do any kind of enforcement action, at all. Instead, you just get some nice webcams to watch Seattle’s number one source of carbon emissions destroy the planet for future civilizaitons, one pointless mile at a time. Cute!

    • Jill Loblaw December 19, 2022 (7:32 am)

      The day the city has a tube line l will agree with you. Question: Are you working and if so, how do you get to your job?  

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