Posts categorized under Danielle Calubaquib, Author at SDOT Blog

Welcome to the SDOT Sign Shop!

Our dedicated SDOT sign shop staff invited us in to see all the different things they do to help travelers find their way and keep us all going in the right direction. Meet Robin Ford. He has been the Crew Chief for the City of Seattle sign shop for about a year…. [ Keep reading ]

May 20 is Bike Everywhere Day!

Have you taken your bike out for a spin during Bike Month? If not, now is a good time to start! This Friday, May 20, is Bike Everywhere Day! Whether you’re just starting out on a bike or you’re a seasoned rider, SDOT’s Bike Program can help. You’ll find helpful Bike… [ Keep reading ]

New Expanded RapidRide C Line service to South Lake Union Celebrated with Rain-activated Art

The extension of the new RapidRide C Line to South Lake Union began in March, thanks to Seattle voters who approved Proposition 1 that gave the city of Seattle funds to expand weekday in-city bus service. In addition to service expansion, bus riders waiting along the new line will get to see special artwork… [ Keep reading ]

How You Can Help Encourage Safe Routes to School

With our recent completion of the Beacon Hill Trail, the first Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project in that neighborhood in 2016, SDOT provided a safe off-street option for kids walking and biking to school. Now, SDOT is offering free incentives to help you encourage more kids to walk and bike to school in your neighborhood. These fun, free… [ Keep reading ]

Making old new again: The Rehabilitation of the Yesler Way Bridge

Built in 1910, the Yesler Way Bridge is one of the oldest permanent steel roadway bridges in Seattle. It plays a key role in connecting residents, commuters, workers, and businesses to Pioneer Square, the Chinatown/International District, and Downtown. To improve safety and reliability, while maintaining its historical significance, we spent… [ Keep reading ]

Planting a PBL

Our 2nd Ave protected bike lane (PBL) is a work in progress, and tonight we’ll be adding a new feature – 158 new planter boxes! They’ll help further separate the bike lanes and the travel/parking lanes. And they look a lot nicer than the plastic delineators. Check out these photos and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board seeks 2 new members

Do you love biking? Want to make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to get around Seattle by bike? Then this may be the opportunity for you! The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board (SBAB) is now accepting applications for two new members to help advise the… [ Keep reading ]

New Sound Transit Link Stations Open for Business

Last Saturday, Sound Transit opened two new link light rail stations in the vibrant communities of Capitol Hill and the UW. Our community showed overwhelming support with the trains filled to capacity. About 30,000 boarded the trains at the two stations on the first day. Passengers who hopped on the inaugural… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t leave it to luck. Get a safe ride home on St. Patrick’s Day

SDOT announced a partnership with rideshare provider Uber and MADD to provide discounted rides home, so you don’t have to leave it to the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and during special events throughout 2016. SDOT Director Scott Kubly and Brooke Steber with Uber made the announcement… [ Keep reading ]

How to Use Find It and Fix It – Pothole Edition

If you live in Seattle or travel the city’s streets, you’ve probably seen the wear and tear on our roads. Because we live in a busy, growing city with heavy rainfall, potholes can be a problem. In fact, it’s been one of the wettest winters on record, which means our roads are… [ Keep reading ]