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Hot Tips for Smarter Trips

Are you looking for better ideas on how to get around the city? Well our Way to Go! program is here to help. Way to Go! is SDOT’s program to increase walking, biking and transit use. The program website provides lots of helpful information, tools and inspiration. Way to Go! now… [ Keep reading ]

No Need For Words

An original and powerful approach to driver safety education created by the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (UK). 

SDOT Work Down Under

Construction is coming soon on a project you won’t see a lot of…not because it’s in Australia (it’s not), but because it’s down under city streets.  The work is to stabilize an areaway. Areaways are the usable areas, generally in the street right-of-way, below the sidewalk and between building foundations… [ Keep reading ]

Look…A New Crosswalk!

Pedestrian improvements are being made on E Olive Way in anticipation of the future construction of the Capitol Hill light rail project. In addition to a new marked crosswalk at E Olive Way and Boylston Ave E there will eventually be a median island in the center of the street…. [ Keep reading ]

Building a City that Responds to All Citizens

  In 2007, the city established a Translation and Interpretation Policy as part of its Immigrant and Refugee Initiative with the goal to promote fair and equitable access to city services for individuals with limited English proficiency. Since that time, the initiative has been adopted by all the departments of… [ Keep reading ]

Art Meets the Street

We posted a brief introduction last week to the SDOT Art Plan, jointly developed in 2005 with the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and written by Daniel Mihalyo.  Since 2005, portions of the plan have been implemented and we’re excited to post pictures over the next few weeks of… [ Keep reading ]

Are You a Fan Yet?

Everyone’s on Facebook these days…and so are we. SDOT’s Community Parking Program (CPP) shares updates on the neighborhoods where parking is currently being studied. You can find information on upcoming meetings, updates on parking studies, links to maps for recommendations, and links to interesting parking-related stories among other things. This year… [ Keep reading ]

See You in the Crosswalk!

On Saturday, November 21, at 2:30 p.m., SDOT will launch the 2009 Holiday Pedestrian Safety Campaign at Pacific Place Mall in downtown Seattle. Following a “safety fair” with bags and stencils for the kids (beginning at 1:30 p.m.), Emcee Penny LeGate of KIRO-TV will introduce the campaign. Speakers at the… [ Keep reading ]

2nd Update: Bike and truck improvements for south end Ballard Bridge

Thanks for all of the thoughtful input! Because so many comments have been received, we need more than two days to consider them. Part of our process will include convening a small group of bicycle and freight interests to discuss feedback. Please check back in two weeks to learn more… [ Keep reading ]

Block Party On

Last night was Seattle Night Out, and neighbors all over Seattle gathered together for a block party in the street.  Did you know you can have a block party on your street any night of the year, and now it is free?  If you do not live on an arterial… [ Keep reading ]