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Holding Bridging the Gap Accountable

  When you hear that SDOT has completed work that is funded in part, or completely, by the Bridging the Gap (BTG) transportation initiative, are you one of those people who asks who is holding SDOT accountable for how my tax dollars are used? As part of the BTG voter-approved… [ Keep reading ]

Rules of the Road, Part II

(The second installment of a three part series to review the rules of the road for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists) Last Friday we looked at the rules of the road for drivers highlighting some of the commonly misunderstood rules and laws.  Today we continue our foray into the rules of… [ Keep reading ]

Batter up…Next Bridge Rehab Coming Soon

Bridging the Gap funds the seismic retrofit and/or rehabilitation of many bridges, among a multitude of other projects, and the next bridge up to bat is Airport Way South over the Argo Railyard.  In February SDOT will advertise for bidders for this rehabilitation/seismic project.  Construction is expected to begin in April.   The area… [ Keep reading ]

Parking Rates Revised for 2011

In a real shift from past practices, the City of Seattle is adjusting parking rates based on observed on-street data from each neighborhood and a goal oriented methodology on availability. Moving to an outcome based approach, the City’s goal is to set rates so that turnover occurs and motorists can… [ Keep reading ]

Walking and Busing on 3rd Ave. in Belltown

  In the past two years sidewalks and bus stops along 3rd Ave. in Belltown have seen great improvement. Two projects funded by the voter approved Bridging the Gap transportation levy have re-built and expanded sidewalks on 10 block faces, including six bus stops. The first project, completed in 2009,… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Miss the City’s Open House at City Hall this Saturday

      Come and see us this Saturday, January 29.  The City Council and Mayor Mike McGinn, along with departments across city government, are hosting a City Hall open house to take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  SDOT will participate with the latest news on the Transit Master… [ Keep reading ]

Sweet! RPZ Renewals Now Online

  In an on – going effort to streamline permitting, SDOT added another option to its list of online services.   As of this month, January, people wishing to renew their Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) permits can do so from home, online, using their credit card for payment.  Now that this… [ Keep reading ]

Rules of the Road, Part I

(The first installment of a three part series to review the rules of the road for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.  We kick off the series today by examining a sampling of the rules for drivers.) Residents of Washington State are rarely required to take the Department of Licensing’s Knowledge Test when renewing… [ Keep reading ]

Shifting the weight on Upper Spokane…

Work on the Spokane Street Viaduct Widening Project remains on schedule, with the focus for 2011 on completion of the new First Avenue S on/off-ramp as well as the new widened portion of the upper roadway.    Crews are building the upper deck out 41 feet to the north – and of… [ Keep reading ]

After Slides, Urban Forestry Picks Up the Pieces

        Healthy trees can minimize surface erosion and stabilize soils.  During prolonged periods of heavy rain, soil properties on steep slopes and other areas can change to such a degree that even healthy trees can uproot.  Trees may also be part of larger slides which affect all… [ Keep reading ]