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What would make walking, biking and riding transit easy?

Is it a closer bus stop? More sidewalks? More frequent and more reliable transit? More bike lanes? More pedestrian spaces?  The Walk Bike Ride initiative is holding community meetings to hear your answers to this question. Attendees will learn more about Walk Bike Ride, get more information on what types… [ Keep reading ]

Reduced Staffing at SDOT on Furlough Days

To address the economic downturn, city employees will be taking unpaid furlough days to help with the city’s budget.  The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will participate by splitting the furloughing of its staff between two days in each furlough period. Please expect to see reduced staffing at SDOT on… [ Keep reading ]

Get ready for the closure of the NE 45th Street viaduct (June 14 – Sept. 10, 2010)

The NE 45th Street viaduct’s existing west approach is nearing the end of its structural life and needs to be replaced to maintain a safe and efficient travel corridor. The replacement will require the closure of the NE 45th Street viaduct to all traffic, pedestrians and bicycles from June 14… [ Keep reading ]

The street scene felt like summer (if not the weather)

Last Sunday Alki Summer Streets and West Seattle PTA’s 5K run were a lot of fun!  The weather was chillier at the start than we all hoped; but the Coastal’s surf machine ; and Children’s Hospital’s Obstacle course warmed everyone up.  Lots of people enjoyed taking their photo in SDOT’s… [ Keep reading ]

What’s the matter with the Red Maple trees?

If you live in the Fremont or Greenwood districts or in one of the other areas of the city where the streets are lined with ‘October Glory’ (Acer rubrum) red maples, you may have noticed that many of the trees are quite bare, and appear to be dying.  The good… [ Keep reading ]

Please Join Us at the Health, Equity & Transportation Forum

  Wednesday, May 26th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Yesler Community Center 917 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122 This forum will consider the impact transportation choices have on communities from a health and equity perspective, and is part of the recently announced “Walk Bike Ride” initiative.   Moderated by C.R. Douglas,… [ Keep reading ]

Neighborhood Schools on Foot

SDOT’s Safe Routes to School program aims to improve safety along school walking and biking routes and increase the number of students who walk or bike to school.  To achieve these goals, we often partner with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and advocacy groups like Feet First and the… [ Keep reading ]

It’s Time to Ride

So it’s that time of year again where we all break out our bikes for either a month of daily commutes or at least a day of passionate biking. Yes, it’s Bike to Work Month and this Friday, May 21 is Bike to Work Day. The Cascade Bicycle Club is… [ Keep reading ]

Facebook your friends! Retweet away! Just be sure to Come out and Play!

Seattle Summer Streets are back and going strong this weekend! Come on out and have a picnic in the street…play scrabble…teach your kid to ride their bike…have fun! This weekend Summer Streets parties take place in Ballard (Friday) and on Alki (Sunday).     For the Alki celebration enjoy Coastal Boutique’s Surf machine… [ Keep reading ]

Surviving Spokane

The 1st Ave on-ramp to the West Seattle Bridge (S Spokane St Viaduct) closed yesterday as promised – and…traffic is still moving.  The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) was planning for the worst and hoping for the best, with uniformed police officers and traffic operations spotters stationed at key intersections… [ Keep reading ]