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Ramp at 95th and 20th NE, and New Sidewalk without Curb Ramp at 98th and 20th NE

The Seattle Times submitted a number of reader questions about transportation related work around the city.  Reader comment:  “One ends with a steep path into the park.  At 98th and 20th NE, workers removed the wheelchair ramp and replaced it with a sidewalk that has no wheelchair ramp.” SDOT performed… [ Keep reading ]

Curb Ramp Markings at 24th Avenue E and Boyer Avenue

The Seattle Times submitted a number of reader questions about transportation related work around the city.  Reader comment:  “For weeks the crew was replacing the sidewalk and street.  Now all four corners are marked for ramp access.” The markings for the curb ramps were placed there to ensure that the… [ Keep reading ]

New Sidewalk at 8740 Phinney North

The Seattle Times submitted a number of reader questions about transportation related work around the city.  Reader comment:  “Edge of the sidewalk was not at the same level as the street and the sidewalk was torn up and redone.” This is an example of rework by a private contractor.  SDOT Street… [ Keep reading ]

New Sidewalk at 90th and Phinney Ave N

The Seattle Times submitted a number of reader questions about transportation related work around the city.  Reader comment:  “Poured an enlarged wheelchair ramp and then tore it (out) shortly afterward.” This was a sidewalk project where the sidewalk went around a corner on a slope.  SDOT crews properly followed the… [ Keep reading ]

Walkers of the world, unite!

It’s going to be a week of pedestrian news for the blog, starting today with a new strategy to keep peds moving next to SDOT’s Second Avenue downtown paving project. Quick background: SDOT is involved in the walk through and next to construction zones in two ways.  First, we coordinate… [ Keep reading ]

Input needed! Bike and truck improvements for south end Ballard Bridge

We’re trying to make it easier to move around the south end of the Ballard Bridge and want to hear from you.  SDOT held a small working session with bicycle, freight and pedestrian advocates and is recommending the following changes. If you bike or drive this corridor, we hope you’ll… [ Keep reading ]

Bradford Trail Connector ready just in time for Seafair

A new trail link connecting Genessee Park to the surrounding neighborhood was completed on Friday just in time for Seafair.  The Bradford Trail Connector is ADA accessible and provides a new path to the park for all users.  Genessee Park is a popular place to watch the Seafair festivities, so the… [ Keep reading ]

Sidewalks + DIY art at Morgan Junction

If you spend much time around Morgan Junction, you may have noticed a newly installed sidewalk art project right next to Morgan Junction Park.  The project was created by the artists “SuttonBeresCuller” and is titled Salon.   Salon represents something new for the SDOT Art Program.  It incorporates a series… [ Keep reading ]

Columbia City’s new link

  A short but sweet new pedestrian facility connecting people & businesses in a great neighborhood.  Happy walking! 39th Ave S before the new sidewalk   39th Ave S with the new sidewalk This new sidewalk project completes a previously-missing gap in Columbia City’s sidewalk network. It links the sidewalk… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle #6 most walkable city…for now

How walkable is your neighborhood? Everyone has an opinion on this, including the folks at Walkscore.com.  Walk Score® recently ranked Seattle’s neighborhoods…and the city as a whole. We came in #6 nationally, behind the “big boys” such as San Francisco, New York, and Chicago.  (In the spirit of sibling rivalry, we… [ Keep reading ]