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City Staff Meet with Dr. Keith Hwang

Near the end of March, a small group of City of Seattle staff, led by SDOT Director Peter Hahn, met with Dr. Keith Hwang to discuss a Seoul, South Korea, transportation and open space project that has gained worldwide iconic status since its completion in 2005.  Dr. Hwang is internationally renowned… [ Keep reading ]

Rainier Pruning: Good For Trees and People

  On March 12th and 13th, SDOT Urban Forestry field crews wrapped up a large pruning project including approximately 159 trees on .4 miles of Rainier Ave S from S Cloverdale St to 51st Ave S.  Various city departments, including SPD, SDOT and DON, have been coordinating with community residents… [ Keep reading ]

Safety Improvements for NE 125th Street

After hearing from the public and conducting additional analysis, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has recommended to Mayor Mike McGinn that the city undertake a project to enhance safety along Northeast 125th Street by rechannelizing the roadway. Between Roosevelt Way Northeast and 28th Avenue Northeast, the road would have… [ Keep reading ]

It’s Easy Being Green

As Earth Day approaches it is a good time to think about how SDOT is being green.  I don’t want to get too wonky here but SDOT thinks about its approach in 3 ways.  Actually two sets of 3 ways.  The first is the standard 3 E’s definition of Sustainability… [ Keep reading ]

Mercer West Open House

  About 175 people came out to the Seattle Center Tuesday March 15 for an open house focused on the feasibility results of adding a second lane up West Mercer Place, and providing comments on the project. The program included a 3-minute, narrated power point presentation, and display boards outlining the… [ Keep reading ]

The Beaten Path – No More

    The pathway above is a great example of how SDOT is using the 2006 Bridging the Gap (BTG) voter-approved transportation initiative to chip away at SDOT’s maintenance backlog on lesser traveled routes as well as major arterials.  Located on W Raye Street on Queen Anne Hill, neighborhood residents… [ Keep reading ]

Artistic Cyclists Visit Seattle Schools

Students at Concord Elementary School in South Park were treated to a special performance by World Champion Artistic Cyclists Corrina Hein, Stefan Musu and Lukas Matla in March.  In town from Germany for the Cascade Bicycle Club’s Seattle Bicycle Expo, these amazing athletes took to the gymnasium hardwoods to share their skills with local kids.  Concord is… [ Keep reading ]

Spring Tree Care 101

  Spring is here. It’s time to emerge from our winter dens, blink our eyes in the sun, and look around the garden to see how it has survived winter neglect.  A first instinct may be to get out the tools and take on some pruning projects, but spring is… [ Keep reading ]

Cementing our Shrinking Carbon Footprint

The carbon footprint analysis for SDOT showed that 88 percent of the department’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions result from the use of concrete and asphalt.  That is understandable, we do build bridges and pave streets.  However we also researched that by maximizing our use of green paving materials we have… [ Keep reading ]

the Walk. Bike. Rider: Creating Great Places

Every month the Walk. Bike. Rider highlights different options for getting around without a car, including tools and inspiring stories. Check it out here. You can subscribe to receive it via e-mail here. This month’s feature is creating great places to make getting around on foot, by bike, or riding… [ Keep reading ]