Posts categorized under Jacque Larrainzar, Author at SDOT Blog - Page 3 of 5

Dreaming of an interconnected City

What we do with our cities determines the quality of life for hundreds of years for thousands of people. Access to green areas, a waterfront, to sports and music facilities, being able to get to work on time without breaking your budget, make for a better life. Seattle does a… [ Keep reading ]

Season 2 of Seawall Construction Begins Today

Work occurring along Alaskan Way between Pike and Madison: Many waterfront attractions remain open and accessible Marking the beginning of its second season of construction, the Elliott Bay Seawall Project resumed work along the central waterfront today. Scheduled during the tourism off-season to help waterfront businesses, the work is now… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Routes to School grant program now accepting applications

Do you have a creative idea for promoting walking and biking to school? Looking for a source of funds to make your idea a reality? Look no further! The Seattle Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for mini grants of up to $1,000 to fund projects that educate students… [ Keep reading ]

Bridging the Gap – working to beat the end of year clock.

Fall arrived this past week right on schedule with cooler temperatures, shorter days and rain. While it has been a long and lovely summer there is still a lot of work to be completed. Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crews are working against the clock to wrap up their work… [ Keep reading ]

Madison Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Kick-Off

Come join us as we kick-off a study to improve transit service, pedestrian and bike connections, and public space along Madison St. Learn more about the study and bus rapid transit, and share your knowledge and ideas with the project team.  The ultimate goal of the project is to give… [ Keep reading ]

Greenways! Tell Us What You Think

Neighborhood greenways are safer, calm residential streets prioritized for people walking and biking of all ages and abilities. Common neighborhood greenway elements include signs, pavement markings, pavement and minor sidewalk repair, traffic calming, and safer crossings at busy streets: small things that can add up to a big difference. The… [ Keep reading ]

Safely (but loudly) breaking eggs to make an omelet

West Emerson Overpass Repair Project The U-shaped loop of roadway just south of the Ballard Bridge that connects North Queen Ann with Fisherman’s Terminal and Magnolia is about to be closed through the end of year. The bottom of this bridge structure is just 15’6” above 15th Ave West and… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Partners in IWALK Challenge; Raises Awareness of School Traffic Safety

October is International Walk to School Month (IWALK) and SDOT is a proud partner in the Feet First IWALKChallenge, which offers incentives for schools to participate in the walk to school campaign. The Mariner Moose has also joined the IWALKChallenge, and is at the ready to help one lucky… [ Keep reading ]

Waterfront Program: Fostering civically-minded youth through community partnerships!

The City of Seattle’s Waterfront Program team has received thousands of comments and suggestions for the design of Seattle’s future waterfront. Incorporating childhood memories of the waterfront, featuring the heritage of tribal communities, and the idea that downtown Seattle could reorient itself to face the Salish Sea are just a… [ Keep reading ]

Think of our future: Do not drive alone.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) partners with Commute Seattleto provide services to employers that help reduce drive alone trips. This summer, SDOT and Commute Seattle worked together to bring out the creative side of commuters hoping to encourage use of every mode of transportation that does not involve driving… [ Keep reading ]