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Sunshine and new sidewalks!

Seattle will spend the next several days basking under blue skies and sunshine. Thanks to the Bridging the Gap (BTG) Transportation program, you can get out and explore the city on the many new blocks of sidewalk that have been constructed since the program began in 2007. Since the beginning of the program, more than 90 blocks of new sidewalk has been installed.

Last year, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) constructed 12 new blocks of sidewalk along Ravenna Avenue NE between NE 90th Street and NE 92nd Street, along N 125th Street between Greenwood Avenue NE and the Interurban Trail and along S Orcas Street between 28th and 32nd Avenues S. Both the Ravenna and Orcas projects were completed in partnership with the Neighborhood Street Fund Large Project

Orcas Street's new sidewalk!

Orcas Street’s new sidewalk!

SDOT has four projects slated for 2013. We will build new sidewalks on the north side of NE 125th Street between 35th Avenue NE and Sand Point Way NE; on the south side of N 90th Street between Dayton Avenue N and Fremont Avenue N; on the west side of 13th Avenue NW between NW 90th Street and Holman Road NW; and, on the north side of NW 90th Street between 12th Avenue NW and 13th Avenue NW.

New sidewalks provide the key connection within and between our neighborhoods. They make it easier to get to school, work and transit. As the days get longer and the sun continues to shine, get out and take a walk.

For information on BTG and the other projects funded please visit their webpage.