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One Bus For All

Maybe you would be interested in riding the bus more but aren’t sure it will work for you or the family. Perhaps you’re wondering what the cost would be for you AND your kids or grandkids to take a trip on Metro to the zoo. This month’s Way to Go… [ Keep reading ]

What’s a Buffered Bike Lane?

If you’ve never heard of a buffered bike lane, that’s because before now, Seattle hasn’t had any.  SDOT has just has just put the finishing touches on the city’s first buffered bike lane on N 130th Street from Greenwood Avenue N to Linden Avenue N.  Long-awaited by the Bitter Lake… [ Keep reading ]

New Signage for Burke-Gilman Trail

SDOT is currently finishing up the installation of more than 200 new bicycle wayfinding signs along the entire length of the Burke-Gilman Trail within the City of Seattle.  These signs direct bicyclists along the trail and guide bicyclists to other bike routes at important junctions.  Funded by Bridging the Gap and a state grant,… [ Keep reading ]

Tonight is the Elliott Bay Seawall Project public scoping meeting!

Come out to the Bell Harbor Conference Center (2211 Alaskan Way) tonight between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. to learn and provide your input on the Elliott Bay Seawall Project. The Seattle Department of Transportation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are beginning the environmental review to address the Elliott Bay… [ Keep reading ]

Want a Daily Transportation Briefing?

SDOT has a daily roundup of all kinds of transportation related stories in our city and region with occasional nationwide stories of interest. You can sign up to get the daily digest of stories that keep you in the know about what’s happening on the road. If you would like… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Giant Sequoia Undergoes Emergency Care

A Seattle icon, the Giant Sequoia Tree which stands in the triangle where Fourth Avenue intersects with Olive and Stewart streets on the north side of Macy’s (formerly the Bon Marche), is in dire need of emergency care…and that’s just what the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Urban Forestry undertook… [ Keep reading ]

Text Talk Ticket

A driver talking on a cell phone is as impaired as a driver with a .08 blood-alcohol level. A driver who is texting is as impaired as a driver with a .16 blood-alcohol level.  That’s double the legal limit!  Keep our streets safe and park your phone!   As of Thursday,… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Lands Big Fish…Big Fish Bike Rack That Is

What kind of fish is 18 feet long, 5 feet wide and can only be found on Seattle streets?  Answer:  the Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) new fish-shaped bike rack. Today the department is installing one of these unique bike facilities in Wallingford on the northeast corner of N 34th… [ Keep reading ]

Open House June 9, 2010 for the NE 45th Street Viaduct Project

SDOT will host an open house June 9, 2010 (tonight!) from 4p.m. to 7 p.m. at the University Heights Community Center (5031 University Way NE) to talk with neighbors about construction impacts and prepare the traveling public for the closure and detour.  SDOT is closing the NE 45th Street viaduct… [ Keep reading ]

Sharrows Showing up on South Park Neighborhood Streets

Bicyclists who are accustomed to crossing the South Park Bridge will need to take a different route over the Duwamish River when the bridge closes, starting June 30. This week the Seattle Department of Transportation will install sharrows on a route connecting with the bicycle path on the First Avenue… [ Keep reading ]