New Bilingual Street Name Signs!

The next time you’re in the International District you may notice some new signs. Crews recently installed new bilingual street name signs in the Little Saigon neighborhood. The signs are in English and Vietnamese, in the same style as existing bilingual street name signs in the Japantown and Chinatown neighborhoods.

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The new signs were installed at the request of the community and the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda). Community members worked to translate the English street names into Vietnamese, which maintain continuity with street name signs in Little Saigon communities across the US and in Vietnam.

Bonus:  they’ve been installed just in time for the Celebrate Little Saigon community event on Saturday, August 27th!

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This work is part of the Little Saigon Placemaking project. It was done in conjunction with the Office of Economic Development (OED) and the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD).

For more information about bilingual street name signs, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/new_streetsigns.htm.