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West Thomas Street Pedestrian & Bicycle Overpass to Open in July

The weather outside may get sunny again Saturday leaving many during National Bike Month to pine away for new adventures.  One such adventure, high above Elliott Avenue West and sailing over some Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad tracks, might be travel along the West Thomas Street Pedestrian & Bicycle Overpass.  I… [ Keep reading ]

Tell Us! Show Us! Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan Is Getting Updated

Whether you are a regular bicyclist, an occasional recreation rider, or just thinking of trying it out for the first time, tell us where you’d like to see bike improvements using our online survey and interactive map tool.  The Bicycle Master Plan has effectively guided improvements to the city’s bicycle… [ Keep reading ]

Once Around the Web: Watch Out!

It’s video round-up time! Huge Biomimetic ‘Supertrees’ Taking Root on Singapore’s Waterfront Look Out Trees — Here Come Supertrees! Treehugger has put together a great post about the vertical garden “Supertrees” that are a piece of the Gardens by the Bay project which is expected to open on June 29,… [ Keep reading ]

Keeping BTG Accountable

The Bridging the Gap (BTG) Levy Oversight Committee was established as part of the voter approved transportation levy in 2006.  A dedicated group of 15 community members, the committee meets quarterly to track the progress of BTG and ensure that the program is delivering on the promises made to voters. … [ Keep reading ]

Once Around the Web: Watch It!

So many interesting and inspiring videos popped up this week – here are a few of the best: The Seattle Times and Bruce Gray of Sound Transit share an inside look at “Balto” working its way from the U District through to the Capitol Hill station.  That machine does so… [ Keep reading ]

Spring is in the air, bikes are on the road

Spring is on the calendar, and in the air as well. More people are using bicycles for transportation than ever before. Expect to see more bicyclists on the road as temperatures moderate and daylight lingers. Start with the basics of:  proper helmet fit, comfortable but not loose clothing, and a… [ Keep reading ]

Join Us – First Hill Streetcar Construction Open Houses: February 28th and March 7th

The much-anticipated First Hill Streetcar Project will move into construction in April with the goal of being in service in Spring 2014.  The public is invited to join the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) for two open houses to learn about the upcoming construction of the First Hill Streetcar project. … [ Keep reading ]

Shoveling your sidewalk. It’s neighborly. (And it’s the law.)

With the recent snow and ice storm, we thought it would be a good idea to share a friendly reminder that we all need to keep our sidewalks clear.  If you have a sidewalk in front of your property, it’s your responsibility to remove snow and ice so it doesn’t… [ Keep reading ]

Crossing in a Winter Wonderland

  As part of the Center City Holiday Pedestrian Safety Campaign, on Saturday, December 10, SDOT joined forces with the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) and Feet First to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to take it slow and pay attention. Peter Hahn, SDOT Director, Kate Joncas, DSA President and CEO,… [ Keep reading ]

Winter Weather Brochures Arriving – Just in Time!

This past week we’ve been seeing headlines in the local media about the arrival of heavy rains, windstorms and even snow.  Just in time, SDOT’s annual Winter Weather brochures are also arriving!   Every year the department prints thousands of brochures which are delivered to Seattle’s elementary schools for the children… [ Keep reading ]