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Offices Closed for Veterans Day

  In observance of the Veterans Day holiday City of Seattle offices are closed today, November 11, 2011.  Thank you to all military veterans for service to the United States of America.

Your bike can ride buses too

Just in case you haven’t heard…as of February 5, King County Metro dropped its restriction on loading bikes on buses at transit stops in downtown Seattle’s Ride Free Area. They tested this over the last year and evaluated that safety, operation, and on-time performance were not affected. So that means… [ Keep reading ]

Know Before You Go – Let SDOT Chart Your Course

Despite below freezing temperatures and a dusting of snow on the ground, major construction projects are underway throughout Seattle.  Major projects are occuring on 15th Avenue NE, Mercer Street, the southern segment of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, and along Spokane Street in SODO just to name a few.  And this is… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Sealth Trail – a thing of beauty…

Let the record show, the northward extension of Chief Sealth Trail is a thing of beauty, as evidenced by photos posted here. Much of the work to extend the trail, from Beacon Avenue S to S Angeline Street/15th Avenue S, was completed in 2010. Recently final elements wrapped up, including… [ Keep reading ]

Real – Time Data Improves Traffic Flow on City Streets

You are heading home from a late night dinner on Aurora Avenue N and the traffic signals seem to be working in your favor. Cruising at the speed limit, you are getting through each intersection on green lights. If you are sitting at the light on a side street like… [ Keep reading ]

Waterfront Seattle Kicks Off

More than 960 people packed the Seattle Aquarium to kick-off an effort to re-shape Seattle’s waterfront post-viaduct. James Corner of james corner field operations gave an exciting slide presentation that walked people through their approach to redesigning the waterfront. You can check out the slide show, and watch a video… [ Keep reading ]

Today is a City Holiday

Whether you choose to honor George Washington, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, or all the American presidents, today is President’s Day and a holiday for city of Seattle workers. We will resume posting the SDOT Blog tomorrow, February 22nd. Happy President’s Day!

Distracted Driving

Most of us are well aware that cell phone use while driving is a primary offense in Washington State yet we still see drivers violating this law daily.  One quick and simple way to make our streets safer is to put away the phone when we get behind the wheel and focus… [ Keep reading ]

New Public Outreach Partnership

In SDOT’s Capital Projects Division alone, public outreach work is going on for approximately 30 projects currently in design or construction. With a small outreach staff, we are always on the lookout for partnerships that can help us raise awareness. Following planning during the last quarter of 2010, this month… [ Keep reading ]

City’s Central Waterfront Project Team Recognized

Remember the design finalists’ presentations event held at Benaroya Hall back in September? The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Puget Sound Chapter recently honored the Central Waterfront Project Team with a “2011 Totem Award Certificate of Excellence” for the Central Waterfront event held at Benaroya Hall on September 15, 2010…. [ Keep reading ]