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Alki Summer Streets May 22 – It’s everybody’s street… Imagine the possibilities!

Alki Summer Streets is happening in less than two weeks– Sun., May 22 11am-5pm.  We’ll be turning the street in the Alki business district into a place for people.  So come out and play, hang out, celebrate, relax—whatever you want to do. Lots of activities, Alki businesses, local community groups,… [ Keep reading ]

Why do you walk bike or ride?

This month’s Walk Bike Rider Newsletter has real life stories from a few people. For example “Busing means bonding,” according to parent and blogger Bus Chick. “You get to ride face to face” with your child instead of strapping them into the back seat. or “Riding your bike as a kid… [ 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 ]

West Mercer Place Open House March 15

The Seattle Department of Transportation invites you to an Open House for the “West Mercer Place” portion of the Mercer West project to be held Tuesday, March 15th, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Seattle Center.   The purpose of the Open House is to: Provide the preliminary results of the study regarding  the… [ Keep reading ]

Go Ahead, Give it a Try (and win big!)

 We know you’ve been wanting to make some changes.  You’ve talked about getting more walking in your life.  Or maybe you want to start using your bike for short trips in your neighborhood.     The Walk Bike Ride Challenge is here with incentives and encouragement to help you make it happen. … [ Keep reading ]

15th Ave NE On A Roll

Work is going well on 15th Avenue NE, especially considering crews are completely reconstructing a street that commonly carries 16,000 vehicles daily while maintaining car, truck, bicycle and pedestrian traffic! Pedestrians will be well-served by the end result, with new curb ramps and curb bulbs; widened sidewalks at bus zones; a new… [ 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 ]

Tackling 15th Ave NE With Gusto!

To complete construction efficiently crews rebuilding 15th Avenue NE in the University District are going all out, night and day!  The work schedule is quite the balancing act with very little wiggle room on such a highly utilized roadway.  Despite that, in just the first four weeks crews have installed about… [ Keep reading ]

Looking Forward

In 2010 SDOT built 15 blocks of sidewalks and installed 20 miles of new bike lanes and sharrows through the Bridging the Gap Transportation Levy.  But before crews can apply fresh paint to streets or turn any dirt, SDOT planners must select locations for these new facilities.  Guided by the… [ Keep reading ]