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Hip to be Square

We have a reputation in Seattle for enjoying the quirky side of life, but one place we like things nice and square is at our street intersections. When streets come together at non-right angles (as many in Seattle do), the intersection can be confusing for drivers and result in extra… [ Keep reading ]

You’re just one click away

From a whole world of interesting questions that folks have been asking since we launched the SDOT blog in July. Have you ever wondered how to change a street name, how SDOT decides which streets to repave next, who owns the sidewalks or how traffic signal timing works with the… [ Keep reading ]

Sharing the Road & Protecting the Environment

Pedestrian, bike and transit improvements in the Pine-Pike area are wrapping up, with a design that’s good for the environment.   The natural drainage approach created new bus passenger load zones using Roman pavers – cast concrete blocks tumbled to soften their edges.  Crews tore up the old impervious surface and… [ Keep reading ]

A Shiny New Concrete Panel!

When SDOT reconstructs and paves a roadway, why don’t they always replace all of the concrete panels?  Which ones are the lucky winners and why?  Basically, we replace the panels that are damaged and keep those with remaining functional life.  This may appear odd because some of the panels kept… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Routes to School Update

SDOT’s Safe Routes to School program has completed three projects that will significantly improve walking routes to schools.  One block from Concord Elementary School in the South Park neighborhood, SDOT completed a crossing improvement that connects Concord Elementary School with the new Cesar Chavez Park and the heart of the… [ Keep reading ]

2nd Update: Bike and truck improvements for south end Ballard Bridge

Thanks for all of the thoughtful input! Because so many comments have been received, we need more than two days to consider them. Part of our process will include convening a small group of bicycle and freight interests to discuss feedback. Please check back in two weeks to learn more… [ Keep reading ]

Managing Travelers

Marion Street paving began this week and it’s been a tightrope act balancing foot, bike, car, freight AND ferry traffic.  Coordination with the Washington State Ferries started months ago and continues as we monitor the work’s status.  To ease congestion construction is being phased to keep two lanes of Marion… [ Keep reading ]

Getting to the root of the matter

Work on the Duwamish Trail along West Marginal Way is expected to wrap up this week. Crews fixed a portion of the trail that had been damaged by giant tree roots.  Pedestrians and bicyclists are being detoured temporarily from the trail onto West Marginal Way SW.  But soon, everyone will… [ Keep reading ]

Come play in the street this Saturday

It’s a great summer for playing in the street. Come on out and have a picnic in the street, play scrabble, teach your kid to ride their bike, have fun! The next Seattle Summer Streets party is in Rainier Valley on Rainier Avenue S between S Alaska and S Orcas… [ Keep reading ]

Primo parking…for bikes!

If you travel by bike to get to your favorite neighborhood cafe, store, or business district and parking is an issue, read on. SDOT’s Bike Program is looking to install more on-street bike parking for the cycling community. Three locations in the city are sporting new bike parking accommodations like the one above and your… [ Keep reading ]