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Save Friday – It’s Park(ing) Day!

It’s everybody’s street. Imagine the possibilities. PARK(ing) Day Friday, September 17 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 3 parking spaces on Fifth Avenue at the corner of Columbia Street Visit the City’s park and celebrate 2010: the Year of Urban Agriculture Check out a Kippen House Chicken Coop—modern and made to… [ Keep reading ]

You’re Invited to Take the Elliott Bay Seawall Project Walking Tour Saturday

  Meet us on the waterfront, and get ready to learn about the seawall beneath your feet. This Saturday, September 11, you can learn about the Elliott Bay Seawall Project while you are standing on the seawall!

Call for Questions and Comments for Seattle’s Central Waterfront

With names of the final lead designers for Seattle’s Central Waterfront announced, including a free public event at Benaroya on the 15th, there is an opportunity for a city-wide discussion. To make a suggestion for what questions should be posed during the public presentation on September 15th, please send an email… [ Keep reading ]

Back to School

  Today is the first day of the 2010-2011 academic year for Seattle Public Schools.  Be sure to watch for students as you make your way around town and remember that the speed limit is 20 miles per hour around every school when children are present.  You’ll likely notice an… [ 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 ]

More Chances to Win

if you Walk Bike or Ride.  You can win prizes as well as give the planet a gift by participating in the Walk Bike Ride Challenge.  The success of July Walk Bike Challenge inspired  an ongoing program. We are currently in the August/September round for the Walk Bike Ride Challenge. At the… [ Keep reading ]

What’s Going on Behind the King Street Station Mural?

Wondering what’s happening at King Street Station behind the mural-fence at S Jackson Street and 2nd Avenue S Extension? For the past few weeks workers have been demolishing the plaza in front of the Station’s red, neon sign. The 104-year-old plaza was most recently used as a private parking lot… [ Keep reading ]

Turtle Brings a Neighborhood Together

Over the weekend, a whimsical turtle design took shape on the pavement in the intersection of Interlake Avenue N and N 41st Street in the Wallingford district.  On Saturday, the neighbors prepared the “street canvas” by pressure washing and brush-scrubbing the roadway and then chalking in the outline of the… [ Keep reading ]

What a Difference a Sidewalk Makes!

                                   The pictures speak for themselves – although this was considered a “small project,” it made a big difference to the neighborhood.  The project was requested by a resident and built by SDOT with funding from the Neighborhood Projects Fund.  The fund is a city-administered program that works with communities… [ Keep reading ]

A Couplet For Bikes

A couplet is a pair of lines working together – sometimes in poetry, sometimes in transportation.  Take SDOT’s recently completed bicycle couplet in northeast Seattle for example.  The two lines are Roosevelt Way NE and 11th/12th Ave NE and together they’re working to move cyclists northbound and southbound through the… [ Keep reading ]