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Your Bike Can Get You to the Office Too

Have you been looking for a reason to start biking to work? Maybe you’ve had the best intentions but just haven’t got going yet. Well we’ve got the occasion to get you going. May is “Bike to Work” month and there are online resources to help you get your bike… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Annual Report…Hot off the e-Press

SDOT has just published its 2009 Annual Report detailing the work the department’s been involved in over the past year. Each year the report highlights the programs and services SDOT offers and checks in on the progress of our initiatives. It’s a great resource to learn more about the vast… [ Keep reading ]

40 Ways to Go!

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by driving less. Transportation is the biggest contributor to global warming in Seattle and the state of Washington. If everybody in the city drove 2,000 fewer miles a year, we would meet our climate goals by 2012. Here are 40 ideas to help… [ Keep reading ]

A Note to Remind You to Vote

We announced last week that King Street Station is one of 25 historic sites participating in the 2010 Partners in Preservation (PiP) program with a chance to win vital grant funds. PiP offers the public the opportunity to vote DAILY between April 15 and May 12 for their favorite project…. [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Greens-Up its Day-to-Day Work

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this coming Thursday, April 22, we thought you might like to know that SDOT is constantly looking for ways to lessen its impact on the environment. Not only are we transforming the transportation system into one that makes it easier to… [ Keep reading ]

Did You Save a Landmark Today?

You have the opportunity to help King Street Station win vital restoration funding. The station is participating in the 2010 Partners in Preservation (PiP) program. This is the fifth year of the program that offers 25 historic projects the opportunity to win funding to complete a significant aspect of the… [ Keep reading ]

A Tree Party

We know that you love trees, and so do we! This weekend our Urban Forestry division’s Heritage Tree Program will be presenting a dedication ceremony in partnership with Plant Amnesty. The ceremony will be an opportunity to celebrate these unique trees and their home on the edge of Lake Union…. [ Keep reading ]

Capitol Hill Parking Changes on the Way

As you know, SDOT has been studying parking in Capitol Hill over the past year and we are preparing to implement new parking measures on certain streets. One of the more visible changes will be the expansion of two existing RPZs, Zones 4 and 21, in the next few months.  Click… [ Keep reading ]

Getting to the Root of the Matter

How can Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) save trees in  Seattle?  Read on!  GPR, historically used by SDOT to locate underground structures, tested  positive by SDOT Urban Forestry for its potential to find tree roots!   The idea, from a student in a class on tree protection , inspired SDOT landscape architect… [ Keep reading ]

Happy Trail to You

The Phase II construction portion of the Ship Canal Trail is broken into two parts, and part one has reached substantial completion.  Construction on this phase of the trail extension began in February 2010. The project has extended the multi-use trail along the south side of the Ship Canal from 6th… [ Keep reading ]