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West Thomas is Coming! West Thomas is Coming!

Pedestrians and cyclists take note, the bridge over the railroad tracks, from Elliott Avenue West to Myrtle Edwards Park, at West Thomas Street, WILL happen!!!   This overpass will provide a key connection to the waterfront from the Lower Queen Anne and Belltown neighborhoods.   When the bike/ped overpass project kicked off… [ Keep reading ]

Street Streams

After the thunder and lightning ended this morning, I saw my neighbor out in the rain raking leaves out of the street. As I passed him I said “Wow, you are dedicated!”. He said “Hey, you have to seize your moment…and I love to see the river of water flowing… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT’s Traffic Counting Guru

Meet Vincent Prince, SDOT’s supervisor in charge of collecting data on traffic volumes around the city. It’s a big job with about 2,000 to 3,000 traffic counts administered per year. What goes into a single “traffic count”? A rubber tube is laid across the travel lanes coming into a particular… [ Keep reading ]

Fir or Spruce? Real or Artificial? Flocked or Metallic? How About A Living Tree?

Selecting a live Christmas tree has a many benefits: You’ll save a tree from the dump or the wood chipper, you’ll be investing your money in something you can celebrate and enjoy all year, and you’ll be doing your part to help rebuild Seattle’s tree canopy. Increasing Seattle’s tree canopy… [ Keep reading ]

Making Seattle Safer through a Holiday Pedestrian Safety Campaign

The unfortunate truth is that while Seattle is a safe large city for pedestrians, collisions between cars and pedestrians do occur.   And if you look at this map of collision locations in downtown from 2006-2008, they are occurring at intersections that already have traffic signals, signs, crosswalks and street lights. … [ Keep reading ]

15th Avenue NE Reconstruction Project December 8th Open House!

Beginning in January 2011 the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will reconstruct most of 15th Avenue NE in the University District between NE Pacific Street and NE 55th Street. The roadway needs to be reconstructed to maintain an efficient and safe travel corridor for vehicles, pedestrians, and transit.  To learn… [ Keep reading ]

Umbrellas Spread the Word about Holiday Pedestrian Safety

You might have noticed the brightly colored umbrellas SDOT is placing with merchants in downtown and Pioneer Square. They are part of our Holiday Pedestrian Safety Campaign, which aims to remind drivers and pedestrians to slow down and be more aware of each other.    Collisions involving pedestrians and cars increase significantly… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board Seeks New Members

Are you an avid walker interested in making Seattle the most walkable city in the nation?  Then the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board needs you! The Advisory Board, also known as SPAB or the Ped Board, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s Pedestrian Master Plan, advises the Mayor and City… [ Keep reading ]

Design Concepts for Elliott Bay Seawall Project

How will Seattle’s waterfront change when a new seawall is built? Most importantly, the aging seawall will be replaced, providing needed protection to critical infrastructure, utilities, residences, and businesses and supporting Seattle’s “front porch.” In addition to being one of the city’s top public safety priorities, replacing the seawall presents… [ Keep reading ]

Sidewalk Snow Angels

Please sweep the sidewalk in front of your home, if you can.   Seattle citizens are responsible for the walk in front of their home. Plus it helps you and your neighbors get to their destination…whether it be a bus or turkey dinner or sledding hill. SDOT has 12 pedestrian crews… [ Keep reading ]