Posts categorized under Norm Mah, Author at SDOT Blog

NEW | Georgetown traffic signal lights the way!

Lighting the way for pedestrians on Airport Way. You may have noticed new crosswalk markings with a new traffic control signal while dining, shopping or enjoying a night out in Georgetown on Airport Way S at S Doris St. Georgetown is Seattle’s Industrial Arts Corridor. The signal is a result of SDOT’s responsiveness to… [ Keep reading ]

NEW IN BALLARD | Designated Bike Share Parking Areas

✨New✨ designated bike share parking areas in Ballard! To help better organize bike share bikes where we’ve seen lots of use in the city, we’re experimenting with designated bike share bike parking areas. We’ve selected five “sidewalk furniture zone” locations along NW Market St in Ballard where we’re encouraging bike… [ Keep reading ]

Ride Seattle Streetcars for FREE on Tues., Dec. 12!

Happy Anniversary South Lake Union Streetcar! Tuesday, December 12, marks the tenth anniversary of service for the South Lake Union line of the Seattle Streetcar. In celebration of ten years of service, all rides on City of Seattle streetcars will be free on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Thank you for… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle offices will be closed Friday, November 10 in observation of Veterans Day

City of Seattle offices will be closed Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day which honors our nation’s veterans for their service. On-street pay parking is free on Saturday, November 11th. On November 11, 1919 President Wilson declared the day the first commemoration of Armistice Day which eventually became known… [ Keep reading ]

What do all those pavement markings mean?

SDOT City Traffic Engineer, Dongho Chang, explains bicycle and transit markings that help cyclists, drivers, pedestrians and transit riders navigate our streets. It’s part of our effort to keep everyone safe as they travel in and around the city. Seattle is recognized as one of the safest cities in the… [ Keep reading ]

Free-Floating Bike Share Parking 101

The Free-floating (Dockless) Bike share pilot is going well and rolling into the third month. There are now three permitted privately-owned free-floating bike share companies permitted to operate in Seattle. Here are some useful tips for bike share users on where to park free-floating bike share bikes: Free-floating bike share… [ Keep reading ]

Microsurfacing for Several Neighborhood Streets Begins August 14 through August 25

Microsurfacing will soon bring “new” life to roads in several Seattle neighborhoods! Microsurfacing is a protective seal coat which extends the life of pavement. This is a cost-effective method to renew the road surface and seal minor cracks and other irregularities. Like painting a house, microsurfacing creates a protective layer… [ Keep reading ]

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July! 

City of Seattle offices are closed on Tuesday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. Street parking is free in Seattle for the 4th of July holiday. Tens of thousands of people will gather around the shores of Lake Union Tuesday night to watch the annual 4th of July fireworks show. Whether you’re traveling… [ Keep reading ]

There’s still time to Vote for your favorite Your Voice, Your Choice park and street improvements!

From Seattle Department of Neighborhoods: You decide how to spend $2 million of the City’s budget, Ages 11 and up encouraged to vote Now through June 30, it’s your chance to vote for your favorite park and street improvement projects. It’s all part of the City of Seattle’s Your Voice, Your… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle offices are closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day

City of Seattle offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. On-street parking is free in Seattle on Monday, May 29 for the Memorial Day holiday. Please travel safely and enjoy the holiday weekend as you reflect on those who served our great country. 3d U.S. Infantry (Old Guard) soldiers place… [ Keep reading ]