Posts categorized under Ethan Bancroft, Author at SDOT Blog

New travel options: walk, bike, roll, or take transit to the new Climate Pledge Arena in Uptown!

Summary: Walk, bike, or roll to the next Climate Pledge Arena event: We’ve been busy installing several new connections to help people safely and more easily travel to the new arena, and move through the Uptown neighborhood. Ride transit to the new arena: Transit is a great option too –… [ Keep reading ]

The leaves are falling and autumn is officially here! It’s time to clear our sidewalks and start preparing for winter weather

낙엽이 떨어지는 계절, 공식적인 가을이 되었습니다! 이제는 보도를 정리하고 겨울 날씨에 대비할 때입니다. 落葉紛飛,秋天如期而至!是清理我們的人行道並開始為冬季天氣做準備的時候了 Caleemaha ayaa dhacaya oo dayrta ayaa si rasmi ah halkan u joogta! Waxaa la joogaa waqtigii aan nadiifin lahayn waddooyinkeena oo aan bilaabi lahayn u diyaargarowga cimilada jiilaalka Lá đã rụng vậy là mùa thu chính… [ Keep reading ]

Walktober is here! Fun ideas to rack up the miles with your family and friends this month

Summary: Walktober: Each year, we celebrate walking and rolling during the entire month of October (aka Walktober)! Walktober features a variety of ways to get involved and get active. FeetFirst and other community-led organizations across the region have seen robust participation each year since 2015! Safe Routes to School: October… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Addressing flooding in South Park in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities

Summary: The City of Seattle is starting work to install improved drainage and pipe systems in the South Park neighborhood, to better address recurring flooding and stormwater management challenges in the neighborhood. Streets will be repaved and some gravel streets will be upgraded to pavement. In addition, sidewalks and street… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat | Celebrating Hispanic American Heritage Month with Jessica Alinen

Summary: We strive to celebrate our colleagues and community members’ cultures, diverse heritage, and interests through our Roadside Chats blog series. We had a conversation with Jessica Alinen, who reflected on her 16+ years of public service with the Seattle Department of Transportation, discussed what National Hispanic Heritage Month means… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Now open to riders: New 4th Ave protected bike lane through downtown Seattle is officially complete – come check it out!

Summary: This past weekend, crews completed the final sections of the new 4th Avenue protected bike lane through downtown Seattle, with connections to the broader Center City Bike Network in and around downtown Seattle. This project was made possible with tax dollars from the Levy to Move Seattle. Thank you,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle to begin issuing warnings for the 72-hour parking rule on October 15, with an initial focus on abandoned, hazardous vehicles

With an increase of abandoned vehicles across Seattle, the City of Seattle will resume enforcing the 72-hour parking rule beginning October 15, 2021. While warnings and citations may be issued on any vehicle parked in one place for 72 hours, the initial focus will be on clearing unoccupied hazardous vehicles… [ Keep reading ]

We are honored to build a bridge bearing John Lewis’ name

“Let’s build bridges, not walls.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. Editor’s note: This blog post was collaboratively authored by many on the SDOT team, including members of our Black Employees Support Team (BEST), Salma Siddick, Matthew Howard, Dan Anderson, and editing support from Ethan Bancroft. Building bridges is one of the… [ Keep reading ]

Local and national leaders celebrate the start of construction for the new Madison – RapidRide G Line, which will connect some of Seattle’s densest neighborhoods with frequent, reliable transit in 2024

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine welcomed Federal Transit Administration Administrator Nuria Fernandez to Seattle today, as they joined other local leaders and congressional delegates at a groundbreaking event to celebrate the start of construction on the Madison – RapidRide G Line. This bus rapid transit (BRT)… [ Keep reading ]

Join us this Saturday, October 2 at community events to celebrate the grand opening of the new John Lewis Memorial Bridge at Northgate and three new Link light rail stations!

Summary of events on Saturday, October 2: #1: John Lewis Memorial Bridge at Northgate opening: You’re invited to celebrate opening of this new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over I-5. Our event runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the North Seattle College North Lot. Event details are available on our… [ Keep reading ]