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SDOT’s Complete Streets Website Garnering Nationwide Attention

  You may have noticed that descriptions of SDOT’s major maintenance and construction projects often mention if the work is a “Complete Street.”  If you’ve been wondering what all that entails, you’re not alone. As a result of numerous requests for additional information about Seattle’s Complete Streets policies and implementation,… [ Keep reading ]

Bicycle detour in SODO through June. Know your options.

The multi-use path in SODO which connects downtown to West Seattle will be closed between S Royal Brougham Way and S Atlantic Street from today through early June.  The simplest advice for cyclists is to ride as usual in this area and then follow the clearly marked detour routes.  For… [ Keep reading ]

Aurora Street Improvements in Full Swing

About a month ago we told you of roadway improvement work that was about to begin on Aurora Avenue North.  Now that a few weeks have passed, this work is in full swing! SDOT crews have substantially completed the reconfiguration of the intersection of Aurora and Halladay Street.  Site of… [ Keep reading ]

Bike to Work Day

Today is Bike to Work Day.  If you haven’t already, there’s still time to throw on your spandex and your helmet and hit the bike lanes on this absolutely gorgeous day for riding.  The Cascade Bicycle Club has created a handy map to help bikers find support stations along commuter routes.  You’ll find food and beverages… [ Keep reading ]

Trees in the street: why we need them

  A question was posed at a recent urban forest symposium: if conditions are so challenging for survival of urban street trees, why do we bother planting them?  In fact, the benefits of street trees are greatest in dense urban areas surrounded by concrete.  The challenges, it is true, are… [ Keep reading ]

Make it a green two-fer this weekend: Green Festival & Alki Summer Streets

The Green Festival, the “premier sustainability event in the nation,” is this Saturday and Sunday at Qwest Event Center, next to Qwest Field. The Festival has something for everyone: 300 eco-friendly exhibitors; workshops; live music; a Green Kids’ Zone; local vegetarian cuisine; samples of organic chocolates, wine and beer; and over… [ Keep reading ]

Summer Streets Return This Weekend!

The good weather is a sign that summer is right around the corner, which must mean that it’s time for Summer Streets! Summer Streets open up the city’s largest public space – our streets – for people to have fun, celebrate their community, discover healthy transportation options and support local… [ Keep reading ]

City Receives $8.7 Million in Transportation Funding

Funding for Seattle’s transportation improvements received an $8.7 million boost yesterday thanks to the approval of the Washington State 2011-13 transportation budget. The budget includes almost $3.5 million in bicycle, pedestrian and Safe Routes to Schools grants, and provides $5.25 million in transit (Regional Mobility) grants to Seattle. Thanks to… [ Keep reading ]

Now’s your chance to speak up about Seattle’s transportation system!

      Everybody has an opinion about transportation.  What’s yours?  Now’s your chance to be heard!  For details, please see our website. Last fall, the City Council adopted Resolution Number 31240 which states the City’s intent to convene a Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) III to advise the Mayor… [ Keep reading ]

Yikes! It’s Friday the 13th!

Unless you’re camping out at Camp Crystal Lake tonight, there’s no legitimate reason that Friday the 13th should be a day of misfortune.  In fact today should be like any other day of the year.  Thanks in part to a certain movie franchise, this date has been stigmatized in popular… [ Keep reading ]