As previously mentioned here on the SDOT Blog, pedestrians are finding it easier to get around Seattle thanks to the new sidewalks being constructed through Bridging the Gap (BTG) levy.
In 2009 our Sidewalk Development Program built more than 25 blocks of new sidewalks. These new walkways provide connections between schools, parks, community centers, transit and light rail.
Take our work in the Rainier Beach neighborhood for example. SDOT constructed new sidewalks on 45th Ave S, 50th Ave S/S Barton Pl, S Cloverdale St, and S Henderson St. These facilities connect to existing walkways which link pedestrians to destinations like Dunlap Elementary School, the Rainier Beach Library, Metro transit on Rainier Ave S, and the Rainier Beach Light Rail Station.
Click here to learn more about our Sidewalk Development Program.