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Making Connections

Draft recommendations for Westlake Hub to connect bus, streetcar and light rail What is a transportation hub, and what makes for a good one? For starters, usually lots of transit service coming together that brings great regional access with just a single ride or transfer. In many cases this “hub”… [ Keep reading ]

Digging through the data: KAB Study

What do you think about pedestrian safety in your neighborhood? And what do you do—as a driver and as a pedestrian—to make it safer to walk in Seattle? SDOT recently asked these questions and a lot more, of 700 Seattle residents as part of a knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors (KAB)… [ 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 ]

A straight path for pedestrians

Crossing the street to avoid a blocked sidewalk next to a construction zone is about to become an infrequent experience for Seattle’s walkers.  SDOT briefed the Seattle City Council Transportation Committee this morning on a proposed set of new guidelines and regulations governing pedestrian pathways around construction zones.  You can… [ Keep reading ]

Curb Ramps at Boren Avenue and University Street

The Seattle Times submitted a number of reader questions about transportation related work around the city.  Reader comment:  “The ramp and adjacent sidewalk was jackhammered out and new ramps and adjacent sidewalk installed.” This is an example of rework by a private contractor that SDOT required.  Boren Avenue was repaved… [ Keep reading ]

Curb Repair on NE 50th Street at 37th Avenue NE and 38th Avenue NE

The Seattle Times submitted a number of reader questions about transportation related work around the city.  Reader comment:  “SDOT crews ripped out portions of curbs and sidewalks and replaced them, but did not replace them with ADA ramps.” This is an example of an SDOT spot repair of a broken… [ Keep reading ]

New Curb Ramps at 15th Avenue NE and NE Brockman Place

The Seattle Times submitted a number of reader questions about transportation related work around the city.  Reader comment:  “The city very diligently put in wheelchair access curbs and then did nothing to make the rest of the sidewalks accessible.” As part of a roadway repaving program, curb ramps are typically… [ Keep reading ]

New Sidewalk at 30th Avenue S, South of Jackson Street

The Seattle Times submitted a number of reader questions about transportation related work around the city.  Reader comment:  “Work done and redone several times.”  Pouring of concrete in this location was deliberately done in phases over several days, not because of rework.  There was one instance during this project where… [ Keep reading ]