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A Vision Impairment Simulation Tour of Seattle

Most pedestrians have the opportunity to get from home to work or other destinations with the ability to clearly see where they are heading. For just one day last month – more accurately for just 45 minutes – SDOT engineers and staff had the chance to participate in a blindness… [ Keep reading ]

Heading Downtown for Holiday Shopping or a Show?

Let SDOT’s e-Park signs help you get on your way with quick and convenient parking options. These near real-time parking signs inform drivers how many open spaces are available in certain parking garages and can save drivers time from circling the city while searching for parking. Since this summer, we… [ Keep reading ]

Are You Looking for Mobile Phone Applications to Help Make Your Trip Safer and Easier?

A smooth commute makes for a more pleasant experience. Here are some ways you can plan for and adjust your trips to get where you’re going more smoothly. These six mobile apps can help you get in and around Seattle and beyond: Find It, Fix It  This City of Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Fairview Ave N Bridge Replacement Moves Ahead with Move Seattle Levy Funds

Hundreds of Seattleites drive over the Fairview Ave N Bridge every day – and many don’t know it’s a bridge! The timber-supported bridge, located in front of the historic Lake Union steam plant is more than 65 years old and needs to be replaced. Thanks to funding from the recently… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t be a Turkey – Plan Ahead for “Black Wednesday” Festivities

The night before Thanksgiving is known by some as “Black Wednesday” or “Drinksgiving.” And rightly so, it’s one of the most favored drinking nights of the year across the country. A popular time for imbibing is when most college students are home to celebrate with family and very few people… [ Keep reading ]

Calling all Artists! – Seattle Bridge Residencies for 2016

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), in partnership with the Office of Arts & Culture (Arts), is excited to announce two unique opportunities for artist residencies in 2016. Using the towers of two movable bridges as a canvas, the City is seeking an individual or team of artists for the… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT’s 2015-16 Winter Weather Brochures are Available Online Now

SDOT’s annual Winter Weather brochure is now available for download online! The brochures offers a large map of Seattle’s snow and ice routes, and provides valuable travel and contact information for all who use city streets during the winter season. These brochures will be free at Seattle Public Library branches… [ Keep reading ]

Seeking Feedback on Ballard’s Urban Design and Transportation Study at Our Open House on 11/18!

The City of Seattle is seeking community input in response to ongoing development, and Sound Transit’s planning for light rail to Ballard. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) are working with neighborhood groups and non-profits, organized as the Ballard Partnership for Smart… [ Keep reading ]

Microsurfacing in local neighborhoods is now complete!

Four Seattle neighborhoods benefitted from microsurfacing treatments on their roads this summer. Much like painting a house, a microsurface is a protective layer applied to certain non-arterial streets in decent condition so they stay that way. The Seattle Department of Transportation helped extend the life of pavement by 7-10 years… [ Keep reading ]

NEW Real Time Information Signs (RTIS) on Ballard/Wallingford/U District Corridor

If you’ve traveled around Ballard, Wallingford, or the University District recently, you may have noticed these signs at transit stops: We’re excited to announce that we’ve installed 11 new Real-Time Information System (RTIS) signs at King County Metro bus stops serving Route… [ Keep reading ]