Posts categorized under Allison Schwartz, Author at SDOT Blog

Slowing down has a serious upside when it comes to traffic safety

There’s this saying that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Well, in some ways the next three weeks present us with a series of opportunities to squeeze the heck out of some lemons. And with today’s sunshine and clear skies, it almost (almost) feels like we’re not in the… [ Keep reading ]

Leading pedestrian intervals – every second counts

Have you ever seen a traffic signal light up the walk sign ahead of a green light for people driving?  You might think things aren’t working as they should, but this timing is intentional. At intersections around the city where we’ve seen a history of pedestrian collisions, we’ve been installing… [ Keep reading ]

A safe ride is just a stone(r)s throw away!

High Hi, Seattle! We’re bud-dying ? up again with Lyft to raise awareness about impaired driving and offer smarter choices to get around safely as Hempfest gets underway this weekend.  August 17 (today!) – 19, Lyft is providing $10 off 2 rides to/from the event, with code: HEMPFEST2018 High driving is a… [ Keep reading ]

Watch out! Chicken Safety Brigade coming through!

Why did the chicken cross the road? Winter break has come and gone ? and we’re getting settled back into our routines. Kids are back in school, and now is the perfect time to bring up some very important chickens. Bright and early on a winter’s morn, Madrona Elementary school parents… [ Keep reading ]

Rainier Valley Summer Streets this Saturday!

The seventh annual Rainier Valley Summer Streets is this Saturday, August 16, 1:30 to 5:30 PM along Rainier Ave S from S Alaska to S Brandon streets in Columbia City. Summer Streets turns a space that’s normally used by cars into a place for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy…. [ Keep reading ]

PhinneyWood Summer Streets is right around the corner!

Hot on the heels of Tuesday’s Night Out events, PhinneyWood Summer Streets is coming up this Saturday, August 9, from 11 AM to 5 PM. The event transforms nearly a mile of Greenwood Ave N (from N 67th – N 87th St) from a street into a playground for the neighborhood…. [ Keep reading ]