Posts categorized under Barbara Mendez, Author at SDOT Blog

We celebrated the publication of our Transportation Equity Framework at a community event on June 29! 

On Wednesday, June 29 SDOT’s Transportation Equity Workgroup members held a community celebration in Beacon Hill to commemorate the work that went into to completing and publishing our Transportation Equity Framework (TEF). Held at the Centilia Cultural Center, the TEW community celebration was a great experience for SDOT staff and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle by Bike: We’ve updated our bike guide with the latest information on bicycling around the city! 

In 2014, we published a bike guide detailing how to get around Seattle by bike.  Given the major bicycle infrastructure investments we’ve made since that time to help strengthen Seattle’s bicycle network, we decided it was time to publish an updated, refreshed 2022 bike guide to help new and experienced… [ Keep reading ]

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022 | Roadside Chat with Fred Perez, SDOT Curb Space Management Supervisor

This month is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) month, a time when we celebrate the contributions and achievements by AAPI community members. The first official U.S. commemoration of AAPI heritage dates back to the late 1970’s, where Congress proposed a week dedicated to commemorating the accomplishments of AAPI individuals… [ Keep reading ]

Women’s History Month 2022: Roadside Chat with SDOT team members

March is Women’s History Month, a time when we recognize the many achievements women have made in the past, as well as celebrate the pathways we are currently forging for the future. Mentioned in our previous blog highlighting International Women’s Day on March 8, we at the Seattle Department of… [ Keep reading ]

Women’s History Month 2022: Celebrating Women Who are Making History Around the Globe 

Today (March 8, 2022) is International Women’s Day! Please join us through today’s blog post to learn more about the event and its significance. We’ll also share more updates later this month to celebrate Women’s History Month throughout the month of March! In March of 1908, a women-led labor movement… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat | Meet Susanna Ryan, author of the Seattle Walk Report!

Often during our daily commutes, we tend to overlook some of the unique characteristics that define Seattle’s most lively neighborhoods. Susanna Ryan, local author and illustrator of the Seattle Walk Report and Secret Seattle, uncovers these special attributes and oddities during her daily walks around town. Ryan’s illustrated walking tour… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat | A canvas for an artist has no limits. Just ask Seattle-based artist Desmond Hansen, who creates amazing murals on SDOT’s signal boxes around town.

Hansen’s art features pop culture icons and local community members who’ve had a positive impact on people in their area. The signal box murals that Hansen creates are a staple to the Seattle area art scene, showcasing a reflection of community life, and reverberation of SDOT’s mission of instilling vibrancy among city streets to enrich public life and spaces. Signal boxes are found scattered… [ Keep reading ]