Posts categorized under Erin Dwyer, Author at SDOT Blog - Page 2 of 4

Seattle Public School parents, check out our new walk and bike to school maps

Earlier this month we launched our new Safe Routes to School 5-Year Action Plan called Safe Streets, Healthy Schools and Communities to support reaching our Vision Zero goal to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030. As part of this plan, we developed new walk and bike maps for… [ Keep reading ]

Join us TONIGHT and WEDNESDAY for a Joint Open House on the Trails Upgrade Plan and Pedestrian Master Plan

As the city works to make its streets safer and easier for all travelers, we need your feedback to help make plans possible. Please join us TONIGHT and WEDNESDAY from 6-7:30pm for a joint open house on the Trails Upgrade Plan and the Pedestrian Master Plan Update to learn about potential… [ Keep reading ]

Safety First: Added School Zone Enforcement Cameras Start Monday

To protect more children walking and biking to and from school, SDOT and the Seattle Police Department recently installed school zone speed cameras near six additional schools. A reminder that starting on Monday, October 19th, the new safety cameras installed near six schools this fall will stop issuing warnings and… [ Keep reading ]

We Need Your Feedback! The North 34th Protected Bike Lane Project

You’re invited! On Monday, October 19 from 10 – 11 a.m., SDOT is hosting a drop-in session at the Theo Chocolate Factory, Tour Room (3400 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103) to discuss the North 34th Protected Bike Lane Project. Based on your previous feedback about North 34thProject, we will… [ Keep reading ]

Getting Around Town this Fall

Now that school’s back in session, many students have a regular transportation route established. If you’re looking for new ways to get to class or backup plans in case your trip is interrupted, check out a couple of options: Take to the sidewalks If you live close enough to your… [ Keep reading ]

Noticed these around town? A guide to street colors

SDOT strives to make the roads safe for all travelers. To achieve this goal, SDOT is using roadway markings such as painted identifiers to encourage safer and more predictable travel. These colorful street markings are meant to draw attention and promote visibility for all who use the roads, regardless of… [ Keep reading ]

Thoughtful Thursday: Why is the sidewalk bumpy?

In your travels around the city, you may have noticed these at the bottom of curb ramps and other locations. What are these bright yellow bumps? What purpose do they serve? This textured surface, known as a detectable warning surface, consists of bumpy domes that physically alert blind or… [ Keep reading ]

Signal Box Artwork helps keep Seattle safe and vibrant

In 1924, Seattle’s first automated traffic signal was installed at 4th Ave S and Jackson Street. Now, 91 years later, the city has more than 975 signalized intersections, each one with its own signal control box situated nearby. Usually somewhat non-descript in appearance, these boxes quietly help traffic flow smoothly… [ Keep reading ]

Construction is coming to Greenwood – Community Open House Tonight!

Join Us We are excited to share the latest news about the Greenwood Ave N Transit and Sidewalk Project at our September 14 open house event. We will provide a project updates, review what to expect during construction, and answer questions from the community. Construction begins in early October… [ Keep reading ]

Does Speed Matter?

We’ve all been there—you woke up late, you forgot to set an alarm, and now you’re rushing to get work. The posted speed is 20 mph…but 10 miles faster couldn’t make a difference—it’s almost everyone drives faster that the speed limit, and it’s more important to be on time, right?… [ Keep reading ]