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New One-Stop Website for Newsstand Maintenance and Construction Launches

There is a new one-stop website portal for the community and contractors to connect with newsstand owners. SDOT has partnered with multiple newspaper publishers and distributors to launch a newsstand maintenance and construction use reporting site. will help community members report newsstand maintenance needs directly to a newsstand owner, it will also help to coordinate and track temporary construction relocation requests.

Community members can report newsbox concerns and connect contractors with newsbox owners. This collaborative effort between SDOT with area publishers will help keep sidewalks more accessible.

The site was created after many months of discussions regarding the condition of Seattle’s newsstands. Until now there was no centralized way to report damaged or abandoned newsstands, or to request temporary relocation of newsstands during construction activity. The website includes locating map software and is available in more than 90 languages.

Newsstands ( sticker on left)

Newsstands ( sticker on left newsbox image)

Another idea from the partnership is decals now being placed on newsstands citywide to raise awareness of the communication opportunity.