Fall is a perfect time to get out see what’s new and improved!

New sidewalk along N 125th.

Bridging the Gap (BTG) is working hard to implement the Pedestrian Master Plan and help make Seattle a more walkable city!  Since its passage by Seattle voters in 2006, the BTG transportation initiative has constructed new sidewalks, made repairs to existing sidewalks, remarked crosswalks, installed pedestrian countdown signals and constructed crossing improvements across the city.

If you are on a walkabout (taking a walking tour) and  enjoying the crisp fall air and the beauty of the  changing leaf colors, you may well be walking on a BTG improvement!   Over the last six years, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has built more than 80 blocks of new sidewalk, installed pedestrian countdown signals at more than 170 intersections, restriped more than 4,000 crosswalks, repaired more than 130 blocks of sidewalk and made more than 120 improvements to key crossings across the city. 

Crossing improvement at Greenlake Way N and NE 71st Street.

Each of the projects helps reach the goals of the Pedestrian Master Plan and moves the city forward to becoming more walkable.  Additional information about the Pedestrian Master Plan can be found on-line.

For more information about BTG, its goals and accomplishments, please visit the web site.