Posts categorized under Katie Olsen, Author at SDOT Blog

Our Quarterly Update on Reconnect West Seattle

Reconnect West Seattle was borne out of the unexpected closure of the West Seattle Bridge, which affected West Seattle and the nearby Duwamish Valley communities in many, varied ways. Through Reconnect West Seattle, we have a vision to restore travel across the Duwamish to similar levels seen before the bridge closure and, at the same time, reduce the… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #24

On Thursday, October 14, we held the 24th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) Meeting. You can watch the meeting in full by clicking the below link: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #24 In the meeting, we held a dedicated moment of silence for three community members recently killed in traffic collisions. … [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat | Celebrating Hispanic American Heritage Month with Stefan Winkler, who works for SDOT in our Transit and Mobility Division

National Hispanic American Heritage Month started on Wednesday, September 15 and ends Friday, October 15. This month recognizes the culture, contributions, and history of Hispanic Americans in U.S. history. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the commemoration because it’s the anniversary of independence for five Hispanic countries: Costa… [ Keep reading ]

Still curious about the John Lewis Memorial Bridge? Check out all the new biking, walking, and rolling connections the bridge has made possible!

Three new Link light rail stations on Sound Transit’s 1 Line arrived October 2 in the U-District, Roosevelt, & Northgate neighborhoods. We were prepared, having made connections across North Seattle for people walking, rolling, and biking, driving, and finding parking. A new 2-way protected bike lane connects to the new John Lewis Memorial Bridge at NE 100th St, existing bike lanes on NE 92nd St, and other community destinations in… [ Keep reading ]

Trick or Streets are back! Here’s how you can participate this year

Trick or Streets가 돌아왔습니다! 올해의 참여 방법은 다음과 같습니다. 「不給糖就道蛋」的活動又回來啦!今年您可以這樣的方式參加 Ciyaarta loo yaqaan “Khiyaano ama Jidadku” way soo noqdeen! Waa tan sida aad uga qayb qaadan karto sanadkan Sự kiện Trick or Streets đã quay lại! Đây là cách bạn có thể tham gia sự kiện năm nay ¡El programa Truco o Calles (Trick or Streets) está de regreso! Aquí decimos cómo puede participar este año Summary:  Calling all ghouls, zombies, and other creatures of fright – our Trick or Streets program is back! Trick or Streets is an opportunity to close your street to most vehicle traffic for a Halloween-inspired block party – think costumes, snacks, and neighborhood fun! You can also host a Día de Muertos ofrenda exhibit and… [ Keep reading ]

Thank you for joining us at the opening of the John Lewis Memorial Bridge!

On Saturday, October 2, the John Lewis Memorial Bridge (Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge) officially opened to people walking, rolling, and biking! We were pleased to welcome more than 1,000 community members to join the celebration. Take a look at photos of the event here. See a video of the… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory: Closure at the intersection of 15th Ave NE and NE 65th St from October 1 – October 4

We will be demolishing and repaving the 15th Ave NE and NE 65th St intersection from Friday, October 1 to Monday, October 4. This closure will affect eastbound and westbound traffic on NE 65th St  If you are driving, please plan ahead before heading out on the roads in the area.   Work will occur on the east side and west side of the… [ Keep reading ]

Join us! Grand Opening of the John Lewis Memorial Bridge (Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge) on Saturday, October 2 – aligning with the start of Link light rail service at Northgate Station

This Saturday, October 2, we will open the John Lewis Memorial Bridge (previously referred to as the Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge) to people who walk, roll, bike and take transit. The bridge improves access to communities, services, and opportunities on the east and west sides of Interstate 5 (I-5) in Northgate and Licton Springs, helping knit together… [ Keep reading ]

Today, Mayor Jenny Durkan released her 2022 Proposed Budget, prioritizing investments to continue helping us build back better from a global pandemic that upended everything about our daily lives – including how, when and where you were traveling throughout Seattle.

The portion of Mayor Duran’s 2022 Proposed Budget focused on transportation preserves the important work underway to provide safe, equitable, and accessible options to meet the travel needs of both current and future generations. While our revenue needs still far outpace our available resources, the following priorities helped to guide… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge trees and foliage offer dual benefit: environmental stewardship and improved safety

Join us this Saturday, October 2 for the grand opening of the Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge and ribbon cutting ceremony. Visit our website for event details.  We have made intentional decisions related to preserving, removing, and replanting trees and adding new vegetation around the bridge. The results benefit the environment and help enhance the safety of people using the bridge. … [ Keep reading ]