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SDOT makes Seattle more walkable. One project at a time.

Here’s one example of how SDOT crews have been hard at work this year fixing our sidewalks.   This month in Rainier Beach, SDOT staff repaired a sidewalk and curb on the northeast and southeast corners of Waters Ave S at S Fletcher St.    The community now has a much better… [ Keep reading ]

Final Results of WBR Challenge Contest

The final results are in. The winner of the July/August Walk Bike Ride Challenge contest is… Everyone! Seriously– everyone and every Seattle neighborhood wins when people get out, use active transportation for more of their trips and develop healthier travel habits.  Here’s what the WBR Challenge community accomplished over this… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t slip in the fall–keep up your summer habits

Did the long days and the good weather of summer help you walk, bike and use transit more often?  Great!  Well, don’t let the looming darkness and drizzle be your excuse to slip back into old travel habits.   Here’s a bit of inspiration to help you keep up your summer… [ Keep reading ]

Thank you PhinneyWood for a wonderful Summer Streets block party!

Thanks to PhinneyWood businesses, neighbors, friends and everyone else who helped make Friday’s Summer Streets event a huge success. An estimated 10,000 people enjoyed strolling the street, riding bikes, interacting with artists, watching acrobats, making art, listening to bands, creating music, chasing bubbles, meeting friends, shopping in local businesses, taking… [ Keep reading ]

PhinneyWood Summer Streets activity map for Fri

Summer Streets is tomorrow 6 – 9 p.m.  For a map with the list of activities click here or just click on the map below. See you there!

Current Standings in WBR Challenge Contest

People are asking, so here you go—the latest standings in the Walk Bike Ride Challenge neighborhood competition. Some neighborhoods moved up, and others down since our last update, which shows that you can make a difference in which neighborhood wins.  All of Seattle wins with these great stats: over 1,200… [ Keep reading ]

Bus Chick shares tips on family transit travel this Saturday

Hey parents, learn from Seattle’s guru on making the most of busing with your kids: “Bus Chick” Carla Saulter. This Saturday Bus Chick teams up with Metro Transit to provide a free workshop on how to make riding the bus a great travel option for families. This is part of… [ Keep reading ]

Summer Streets block parties Aug. 12 & 20

 Hopefully you already know that Summer Streets is a community block party where SDOT opens up several blocks of a street for people to walk, cycle, stroll, shop, connect with friends and just hang out on the street free of motor vehicles. There are two things that you absolutely… [ Keep reading ]

Easy Ways to Engage in Your Community

Engaging and interacting with others is an important building block to create strong communities.  Did you know that our transportation system provides many opportunities to easily connect with people in your community every day?  These opportunities are the simple act of walking, cycling, riding the bus, taking the train and… [ Keep reading ]

How Neighborhoods Are Stacking Up in the WBR Challenge Competition

Over  1,000 people have signed up for the July/August Walk Bike Ride Challenge  and switched 96,000 miles of car trips to walking, biking and riding.   As we say around here, “Way to Go, Seattle!”  For each trip they report, “challengers” earn a chance to win some great prizes. We’re tracking… [ Keep reading ]