Posts categorized under Jemae Hoffman, Author at SDOT Blog

The Earth moved on Saturday

Last Saturday, Sept 24th was Moving Planet day, around the world and in Seattle.  The reading of the proclamation that the Seattle City Council and Mayor signed in support of the day kicked off a rally to build community around clean energy and transportation solutions for the 21st century. Moving… [ Keep reading ]

Time to Get a Move On

From fossil fuels that is. Come be in the Saturday Sept 24th Moving Planet Seattle 350.org movement of boats and bikes, feet and wheels, pedaling, rowing, sailing, dancing, skating, cartwheeling with clean contemporary energy. The goal of the day is to build community around clean energy and transportation solutions for… [ Keep reading ]

Thank You Rainier Valley for Celebrating in the Street!

Thanks to Rainier Valley businesses, neighbors, friends and everyone else who helped make last Saturday’s Hertitage Parade and Summer Streets event a huge success. An estimated 4,000 people enjoyed the Heritage Parade and party; watching wonderful drill teams; a kids bike parade, and ethnic dances from Ethiopia to Mexico and… [ Keep reading ]

Time to play on Rainier Ave!

Don’t miss Rainier Valley’s Summer Streets this Saturday Aug 20 along Rainier from Alaska to Brandon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come out and watch the 19th Annual Rainier Valley Heritage Parade then stay and play in the streets afterwards. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and lasts about… [ Keep reading ]

Roll your bike up the staircase

If you’ve ever carried your bike up a public stairway or clunk-clunked it along the steps–or avoided a trip by bike entirely because of that steep hill–we’ve got good news for you.  Some newer staircases in Seattle are sporting a simple design feature: a runnel, which is a narrow ledge… [ Keep reading ]

“Susie Stephens Forest” grows in honor of community activist and friend

  Susie Stephens was a bright burst of energy in this world, committed creator of livable communities, bicyclist, environmentalist and world traveler.  She was known for her quotes that many of us still take to heart such as “Today’s lesson: If you don’t like where you are, pedal,” or “Potholes… [ Keep reading ]

Bicycle detour in SODO through June. Know your options.

The multi-use path in SODO which connects downtown to West Seattle will be closed between S Royal Brougham Way and S Atlantic Street from today through early June.  The simplest advice for cyclists is to ride as usual in this area and then follow the clearly marked detour routes.  For… [ Keep reading ]

Make it a green two-fer this weekend: Green Festival & Alki Summer Streets

The Green Festival, the “premier sustainability event in the nation,” is this Saturday and Sunday at Qwest Event Center, next to Qwest Field. The Festival has something for everyone: 300 eco-friendly exhibitors; workshops; live music; a Green Kids’ Zone; local vegetarian cuisine; samples of organic chocolates, wine and beer; and over… [ Keep reading ]

Alki Summer Streets May 22 – It’s everybody’s street… Imagine the possibilities!

Alki Summer Streets is happening in less than two weeks– Sun., May 22 11am-5pm.  We’ll be turning the street in the Alki business district into a place for people.  So come out and play, hang out, celebrate, relax—whatever you want to do. Lots of activities, Alki businesses, local community groups,… [ Keep reading ]

City goes Platinum! Seattle tops the charts–for walkability.

Seattle was recently designated a platinum-level Walk Friendly Community. Walk Friendly Communities is a national program that recognizes cities for their commitment to walkability and pedestrian safety. Awards were given at the platinum, gold, silver and bronze level, and we stood alone as the only platinum award winner. The judges were especially… [ Keep reading ]