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Seattle has how many miles of sidewalk?

How many miles of sidewalk can be found in the City of Seattle? More than 2,200 miles! That’s a lot of sidewalk; however, we have a ways to go before the network is complete. Sidewalks play an important role in our communities, they connect us and provide safe… [ Keep reading ]

Speed in a construction zone and your wallet will get thinner!

You may have noticed that throughout much of this month our blogs have focused on construction as June is truly the beginning of our heaviest construction season. Did you know that speeding in a construction zone could snag you a big fine or even jail time? Why you ask? Because… [ Keep reading ]

Broadway Streetcar Goes Public

About a hundred people showed up last Tuesday evening, June 17,  for an open house on the Broadway Streetcar project, the first major public event since design work began in February. The open house, held at the Lowell Elementary School between 6 p.m. and  p.m., had staff and consultants arrayed… [ Keep reading ]

Schools Zones; Keeping it Slow, Keeping it Safe

This summer SDOT is installing speed humps in school zones at four schools in Seattle. (What’s a speed hump, you say? See our previous blog posting for the technical explanation). Lowering vehicle speed is one of the ways SDOT improves safety on the walking and biking routes to school. National… [ Keep reading ]

Summer is here and SDOT crews are busy

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is on track to meet its 2014 goals for the Bridging the Gap (BTG) transportation initiative. As summer begins, we have moved into the busy construction season and you can find work on BTG projects all across the city. SDOT has been… [ Keep reading ]

Time to Start Building More Neighborhood Greenways

 Neighborhood greenways are safer, calmer residential streets for you, your family and neighbors. On streets with low car volumes and speeds, installing a series of small traffic improvements can add up to a big difference. Seattle currently has about 10 miles of neighborhood greenways in place. This summer we’re building… [ Keep reading ]

Broadway Streetcar Open House on June 17

Please join us for an open house for the Broadway Streetcar on June 17, from 6 to 8 pm at Lowell Elementary School, 1058 E. Mercer on Capitol Hill. The open house will provide information about the Broadway Streetcar alignment, station locations and bicycle facilities. Displays boards and a large… [ Keep reading ]

Monday, June 30th – South Park and Georgetown reunited and it feels so good

After three years of construction King County will open the new South Park Bridge to vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. The old bridge was closed to traffic because it was no longer safe to remain open. After an unprecedented effort that brought together community members, business partners, and government at the… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Announces Parking Rates for this Fall

Starting this August, SDOT will make a number of adjustments to on-street parking rates and the hours of operation. We presented information at the City Council Transportation Committee today. SDOT’s Performance-based Parking Pricing Program started in 2010, when the City Council directed us to set on-street parking rates according to… [ Keep reading ]

Join us to celebrate new artwork on the Burke-Gilman Trail on June 14

Why not join us as we celebrate the dedication of a new public artwork by Anna MacDonald along the Burke-Gilman Trail. The dedication will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 14 at Burke-Gilman Playground Park in the Bryant neighborhood. What: MacDonald’s new artwork, Reclamation, consists of three variations of… [ Keep reading ]