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Enhancements for a Burke-Gilman Trail Crossing

In news that will be appreciated by cyclists, SDOT and the Ballard Terminal Railroad are moving forward with enhancement work on a Burke-Gilman Trail crossing.  The Burke-Gilman Trail intersects railroad tracks belonging to the Ballard Terminal Railroad at a crossing to the north and east of 6th Avenue NW and NW… [ Keep reading ]

Parking Pay Station Problems

In Seattle a number of on-street parking pay stations recently experienced some technical problems. A cellular tower operated for our pay station provider, Parkeon, had signal strength trouble that intermittently prevented the stations from processing credit card transactions. The tower typically broadcasts a signal for eight to ten miles but sporadically… [ Keep reading ]

Baby Birds!

While bridge inspection and maintenance work can be challenging, it does have some benefits. Like the chance to help protect and support vulnerable species like the peregrine falcon.  Last week SDOT staff inspected the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge using specialized equipment to access the structure’s underside. The Seattle Urban Peregrine… [ Keep reading ]

Summer Streets Return This Weekend!

The good weather is a sign that summer is right around the corner, which must mean that it’s time for Summer Streets! Summer Streets open up the city’s largest public space – our streets – for people to have fun, celebrate their community, discover healthy transportation options and support local… [ Keep reading ]

City Receives $8.7 Million in Transportation Funding

Funding for Seattle’s transportation improvements received an $8.7 million boost yesterday thanks to the approval of the Washington State 2011-13 transportation budget. The budget includes almost $3.5 million in bicycle, pedestrian and Safe Routes to Schools grants, and provides $5.25 million in transit (Regional Mobility) grants to Seattle. Thanks to… [ Keep reading ]

City Staff Meet with Dr. Keith Hwang

Near the end of March, a small group of City of Seattle staff, led by SDOT Director Peter Hahn, met with Dr. Keith Hwang to discuss a Seoul, South Korea, transportation and open space project that has gained worldwide iconic status since its completion in 2005.  Dr. Hwang is internationally renowned… [ Keep reading ]

Safety Improvements for NE 125th Street

After hearing from the public and conducting additional analysis, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has recommended to Mayor Mike McGinn that the city undertake a project to enhance safety along Northeast 125th Street by rechannelizing the roadway. Between Roosevelt Way Northeast and 28th Avenue Northeast, the road would have… [ Keep reading ]