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Why is there a “No Parking” Sign on my Street?

Residents often call the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) when “no parking” signs on easels appear on their street. They want to know why they are there, who placed them there, and the duration of the parking restriction. There are many purposes for “no parking” signs, such as for construction,… [ Keep reading ]

What Work is Planned for my Street?

Residents often ask the Seattle Department of Transportation what work is planned for their street when they see some indication that work is being set up.  It can take some sleuthing to identify exactly what is happening at that location. There are several places to look: Construction Map–You can find… [ Keep reading ]

Update on parking rates in Chinatown/International District

Last year, following direction given to us by the City Council and the Mayor’s Office, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) took a look at our policies for setting on-street parking rates. A key goal, agreed upon by the City Council and the Mayor’s Office, was to increase access to… [ 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 ]

SDOT Celebrates PARK(ing) Day with a Latino Flair

On Friday, September 16, cities around the globe, artists and community members independently, but simultaneously temporarily took over and transformed parking spaces into public parks and other social spaces, as part of an annual event called “PARK(ing) Day.” The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Latino City Employees partnered with… [ 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 ]

W Thomas Ped & Bike Overpass Construction Begins

Construction to build the West Thomas Pedestrian and Bicycle Overpass begins next week, with some preparation work already underway.  Once complete, the new structure over Elliott Avenue West and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad tracks will improve safety and access for pedestrians traveling from the lower Queen Anne… [ Keep reading ]

Why Bridging the Gap Alone Can’t Eliminate Seattle’s Maintenance Backlog

Earlier this year SDOT provided new estimates of our maintenance backlog and annual maintenance needs to the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee and the Seattle City Council. Many folks have asked why these figures have changed so dramatically since 2006, prior to passage of the Bridging the Gap Levy.  During development… [ Keep reading ]

Got a Parking Opinion? Express Yourself!

Parking. Whether it’s on the street or in a garage, it’s something that many people do on a regular basis. While people certainly don’t drive for the sole purpose of parking, the act of finding a spot is inevitable. We want to hear about your experiences. At SDOT, we manage… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Tests New CityPal Pay Stations

More than 2,200 pay stations line our city streets in neighborhood business districts and the downtown core making it easier for people to pay for parking.  Most people have become accustomed to using these high tech parking tools that enable parkers to use cash or credit to pay for on… [ Keep reading ]