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Resolve to Walk and Bike

New Podcasts Now Online! SDOT is taking the month of January to ask folks to replace one car trip a week with a walking or biking trip.  It can be as short as a close-by walk to the neighborhood library, or as long as a bicycle commute downtown.  It’s an… [ Keep reading ]

Winter Cycling

Sure it’s wetter, colder and darker this time of year, but we hope these nuggets of info help inspire you to keep peddling through the winter. Bike right. Winter biking requires some common sense: slow down, brake earlier than usual and make wider turns.  Read more here. There’s no such… [ Keep reading ]

Mountains to Sound Trail Before & After – Startlingly Good

We all like to see positive transformations, and oh what a transformation the Mountains to Sound Trail project is…  Opening last Saturday with a ribbon cutting and community event led by Mayor Mike McGinn and Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith, this new segment of trail is writing a new chapter in… [ Keep reading ]

Come celebrate the Mountains to Sound Trail!

Construction of the Mountains-to-Sound Trail from the southwest end of the Jose Rizal bridge south along I-5 to Holgate is substantially complete!!!  The grand opening is scheduled for this Saturday, October 29.   Join Mayor Mike McGinn, Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith and a host of partners for the ribbon cutting and community event to… [ Keep reading ]

Neighborhood Greenways–residential streets made better for cyclists and pedestrians

Excitement is growing in several Seattle communities regarding a safer, more comfortable place to ride a bike or walk. Called “neighborhood greenways,” these are nonarterial streets that are altered to give priority to bicyclists and pedestrians and to accommodate cars at reduced speeds.  Bicyclists and pedestrians who are not comfortable… [ Keep reading ]

Isn’t It Pretty?

A lot of work went into repaving Dexter Avenue North from Fourth Avenue North to Roy Street, and the attention to detail shows.  Maybe we’re just paving nerds, but darned if it doesn’t look pretty!  Stand outs among the many improvements include two new crosswalks, dedicated transit islands at 10… [ Keep reading ]

Get Behind the Box

The bike box is an intersection safety design to prevent collisions. It is a painted green space on the road with a white bicycle symbol inside. In some locations it includes a green bicycle lane approaching the box. The box creates space between motor vehicles and the crosswalk that allows… [ Keep reading ]

Final Results of WBR Challenge Contest

The final results are in. The winner of the July/August Walk Bike Ride Challenge contest is… Everyone! Seriously– everyone and every Seattle neighborhood wins when people get out, use active transportation for more of their trips and develop healthier travel habits.  Here’s what the WBR Challenge community accomplished over this… [ Keep reading ]

15th Avenue NE Reconstruction Project Nearly Complete!

Update: Some finishing work remains and will be compltede within the next month to close out this important project!  Visit SDOT’s Flickr page to see construction pics! In January 2011, SDOT began work on 15th Ave NE in the University District. The street was reconstructed between NE Pacific St and NE… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t slip in the fall–keep up your summer habits

Did the long days and the good weather of summer help you walk, bike and use transit more often?  Great!  Well, don’t let the looming darkness and drizzle be your excuse to slip back into old travel habits.   Here’s a bit of inspiration to help you keep up your summer… [ Keep reading ]