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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 ]

Elliott Bay Seawall Project — Learn and provide your input!

The Seattle Department of Transportation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are beginning the environmental review to address the Elliott Bay seawall. A comment period is underway, and a public meeting is being held on June 16, 2010, at Bell Harbor Conference Center (2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle). The seawall, built… [ Keep reading ]

Tired Pedestrian Pathway Gets a Much Needed Makeover

We love to say “yes” to citizens; nothing feels better than being able to provide the help and change that a citizen requests.  Regrettably, some of the time we have to say “no” because of budget limitations and because we serve the public according to specific language of city regulations, legislation,… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Routes to School and Reducing Childhood Obesity

  The White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity, spearheaded by First Lady Michelle Obama and the Let’s Move campaign, recently released a report and action plan titled Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation.  Included in this report are benchmarks and strategies for reducing childhood obesity to pre-1970’s levels in… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]