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Stretching Voter Dollars to Make Safe Sidewalks

Thanks to a cost-sharing partnership between the family-owned Mar-San Properties and SDOT, there’s beautiful new sidewalk in the heart of the Morgan Street Junction on California Avenue SW between Fauntleroy Avenue SW and Beverage Place SW. The sidewalk at this location, which had been uplifted by SDOT street trees needing… [ Keep reading ]

Get on the Bus, Gus

SDOT and King County Metro have substantially completed a one-of-a-kind project to drastically improve the busy bus stop at N 84th Street and Aurora Ave N.  As we previously reported, the old stop lacked the space to sufficiently accommodate the nearly 300 transit riders that board at this location daily. … [ Keep reading ]

Capitol Hill Parking Changes on the Way

As you know, SDOT has been studying parking in Capitol Hill over the past year and we are preparing to implement new parking measures on certain streets. One of the more visible changes will be the expansion of two existing RPZs, Zones 4 and 21, in the next few months.  Click… [ Keep reading ]

Good news for bus riders!

We just got some good news: Governor Gregoire signed the 2010 Transportation budget this week which includes funding from its Regional Mobility Grant program for the Rainier Avenue and Jackson Street Transit Improvements!  The Rainier Avenue Transit Improvement project will improve speed and reliability for transit service within the Southeast Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Getting to the Root of the Matter

How can Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) save trees in  Seattle?  Read on!  GPR, historically used by SDOT to locate underground structures, tested  positive by SDOT Urban Forestry for its potential to find tree roots!   The idea, from a student in a class on tree protection , inspired SDOT landscape architect… [ Keep reading ]

Awake to a New Aurora

On Tuesday, March 23rd, more than 70 people gathered for the unveiling of Seattle Mural Art’s latest masterpiece located in a storefront on Aurora Avenue North.  The mural, funded by Sustainable Green Lake and Greenwood Aurora Involved Neighbors (GAIN), was installed to help Aurora gain a competitive edge in tough… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Effort to Green up West Seattle

Saturday, March 27, you’ll have a chance to get a jump on Earth Day and help make West Seattle a little greener! The Seattle Department of Transportation, together with the Rotary Club of West Seattle and several troops of West Seattle Boy Scouts of America will be greening up Fauntleroy… [ Keep reading ]

Say Aloha to a New Commute

  Have you been thinking about changing your commute and leaving the car at home more? Well, to add to the benefits of lower gas expenses, less traffic stress, less carbon emissions, and more exercise, you have a chance to win a trip to Hawaii, for a few more days…. [ Keep reading ]

Happy Trail to You

The Phase II construction portion of the Ship Canal Trail is broken into two parts, and part one has reached substantial completion.  Construction on this phase of the trail extension began in February 2010. The project has extended the multi-use trail along the south side of the Ship Canal from 6th… [ Keep reading ]

Making Transit a Priority

Seattle has a robust transit program that is focused on making transit an easier choice for getting around the city. SDOT manages the public right of way, so we work to ensure that streets, sidewalks, and paths are well maintained to and serve transit and transit users well. You may… [ Keep reading ]