Posts categorized under Jacque Larrainzar, Author at SDOT Blog - Page 2 of 5

Future Northgate Connection for Bikes & Peds

Interstate 5 is a critical transportation corridor for Seattle. It helps move people and goods north and south through the center of our city, often at high speeds, unhindered by pedestrians crossing at intersections or bicyclists of various abilities in – or even alongside – the roadway. Interstate 5 is… [ Keep reading ]

Sound Transit’s Northgate Link Extension project: Moving dirt

If you dumped the soil that will be removed to build Sound Transit’s Northgate Link Extension on the football field at CenturyLink, it would stand about 350 feet high. That’s nearly 100 feet taller than the stadium’s roof. Fortunately for football and soccer fans, the 756,000 cubic yards of dirt… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT budget review, third quarter BTG update and more.

Would you like to know about the Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) 2015-2016 budget?   How about an update of the third quarter Bridging the Gap (BTG) finances and an update on the 2014 BTG work plan deliverables?  Do you like to meet new folks and find out how you… [ Keep reading ]

Generation Y: Drive less, use alternative transportation more.

Generation Y, (age 16-34) is now driving significantly less than young generations have in prior decades. According to the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS), between 2001 and 2009, the average number of vehicle-miles traveled by young people (16 to 34-year-olds) decreased from 10,300 miles to 7,900 miles per capita-a 23… [ Keep reading ]

Curb Ramps Increase Mobility for Many

Those who travel in wheelchairs or motorized scooters, the sight impaired who use canes, or people pushing strollers or walking a bike, depend on curb ramps to easily move between the sidewalk and the street level. The sloped ramps, generally located at intersection corners, have become commonplace throughout Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

The first seawall face panels are installed south of Colman Dock

On October 4, the Elliott Bay Seawall Project installed the first segment of the new seawall face. The individual panels were lifted into place with a crane in a similar manner to how the original seawall was constructed. Because the activity is tidally influenced, this work was completed in the… [ Keep reading ]

I’m just biking in the rain…fall weather has finally arrived!

Normally this time of year we would all be breaking out our rain gear for any outdoor activity. It has been an amazing summer and early fall, but we knew it couldn’t last and the rains have returned. This may relegate many folks across the county indoors; in Seattle, rain… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT wants you to be happy

Eric Morris from Clemson University and Erick Guerra from the University of Pennsylvania published a study in the journal Transportation entitled “Mood and Mode: Does how we travel affect how we feel?” The study looks at how levels of stress, fatigue, pain, and happiness vary across users of different transport… [ Keep reading ]

SR 520 West Approach Bridge North Project: What’s Happening Now?

You may have noticed that work to build the SR 520 West Approach Bridge North Project (WABN) in Seattle’s Montlake and Foster Island areas has begun. Crews have placed construction fencing around staging areas and selected trees for protection, closed parking lots, and delivered equipment for upcoming construction activities. In… [ Keep reading ]

Signs connecting our neighborhoods, thanks to Bridging the Gap

With the help of the Bridging the Gap Transportation levy the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is working to replace those old, faded hard to read regulatory and street name signs across the city. Through 2013, nearly 45,000 regulatory signs have been replaced and more than 9,800 intersections have seen… [ Keep reading ]