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Sidewalks..a kaleidoscope of colors

What color is your sidewalk? Is it Buckwheat? Dusty Rose? Apricot? Concrete doesn’t just come in one color – there are actually dozens of different shades. When a sidewalk is being constructed or replaced, SDOT often consults with the contractor or the private sidewalk owner to choose the exact shade… [ Keep reading ]

Walk and Smell the Flowers

Do you find yourself out and about more these days, enjoying the extra sunlight, smelling the flowers, and just strolling around your neighborhood? Are you thinking you should do more walking to get some exercise and see your neighbors? Well, there are a lot of great walking maps of Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Take over the streets

The first Summer Street event is only 4 weeks away; and we need volunteers.  So if you have ever been secretly wishing to take over the street – now is your chance.   Celebrate Seattle Summer Streets is a series of four events occurring between the months of April and… [ Keep reading ]


You don’t need to be a builder of solar panels or the newest electric car to go green with your business.  There are many ways the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) can work with you to help you enhance your green image and reduce your carbon footprint.  There’s a range… [ Keep reading ]

Network Upgrade in Progress

Implementation of the Bicycle Master Plan is off and rolling in 2010. SDOT’s Bicycle Program recently completed the first three projects of the season with the goal of installing 20 miles of new bike facilities this year. The Bicycle Master Plan envisions a 450 mile network of on-and off-street bicycle facilities that… [ Keep reading ]

Earth Day Every Day

Tommorrow is Earth Day, and as the saying goes ” Every Day is Earth Day” here at SDOT.   What we do, and how we do it, has a big impact both locally and globally.  We also recognize that environmental stewardship is not only the right thing to do; it’s a good… [ Keep reading ]

A Note to Remind You to Vote

We announced last week that King Street Station is one of 25 historic sites participating in the 2010 Partners in Preservation (PiP) program with a chance to win vital grant funds. PiP offers the public the opportunity to vote DAILY between April 15 and May 12 for their favorite project…. [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Greens-Up its Day-to-Day Work

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this coming Thursday, April 22, we thought you might like to know that SDOT is constantly looking for ways to lessen its impact on the environment. Not only are we transforming the transportation system into one that makes it easier to… [ Keep reading ]

Go Orange for Work Zone Safety

Work Zone Safety Week kicks off on Monday, April 19th, and with construction season ramping up, this is an ideal time to remind everyone to slow down and pay attention when passing through a work zone.  Drivers often think that transportation professionals and construction contractors working on the road are most at risk in… [ Keep reading ]

Creating a different transportation future

4Culture and Great City (and SDOT, who participated on the selection panel) are pleased to announce the eight projects that have been selected for aLIVE; “aLIVe focuses on new thinking about what is possible when we design around the human body? We’re asking professional artists and artist teams, architects, landscape… [ Keep reading ]