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Roadside Chat | Celebrating Hispanic American Heritage Month with Stefan Winkler, who works for SDOT in our Transit and Mobility Division

National Hispanic American Heritage Month started on Wednesday, September 15 and ends Friday, October 15. This month recognizes the culture, contributions, and history of Hispanic Americans in U.S. history. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the commemoration because it’s the anniversary of independence for five Hispanic countries: Costa… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat | Celebrating Hispanic American Heritage Month with Jessica Alinen

Summary: We strive to celebrate our colleagues and community members’ cultures, diverse heritage, and interests through our Roadside Chats blog series. We had a conversation with Jessica Alinen, who reflected on her 16+ years of public service with the Seattle Department of Transportation, discussed what National Hispanic Heritage Month means… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat | A canvas for an artist has no limits. Just ask Seattle-based artist Desmond Hansen, who creates amazing murals on SDOT’s signal boxes around town.

Hansen’s art features pop culture icons and local community members who’ve had a positive impact on people in their area. The signal box murals that Hansen creates are a staple to the Seattle area art scene, showcasing a reflection of community life, and reverberation of SDOT’s mission of instilling vibrancy among city streets to enrich public life and spaces. Signal boxes are found scattered… [ Keep reading ]

A Roadside Chat with Sarah Baker, community member who started a Facebook group to support Chinatown – International District businesses last year

Welcome back to the Chinatown-International District! The City of Seattle and partners are teaming up to welcome you back downtown to enjoy our beautiful Seattle summers with three large-scale events taking place in the Chinatown-International District, Pioneer Square, and Westlake. To kick off our Welcome Back Weeks, we’re hosting a two-day… [ Keep reading ]

A Roadside Chat with SDOT’s Capital Project Division’s Project Manager, Eric Tweit.

Eric Tweit grew up on a family farm in central Minnesota. Now, he’s managing some of Seattle’s largest transportation projects. Eric Tweit is a Project Manager in SDOT’s Capital Project Division. He’s currently managing the Madison Bus Rapid Transit Project, or RapidRide G as it will be called when King… [ Keep reading ]

A Roadside Chat with Becky Edmonds

Becky Edmonds wears two main hats at SDOT: She leads our community access and parking program and our car share program. On the parking side, Becky works with neighborhoods and business districts to manage on-street parking needs that provide reliable access to businesses and homes. If you live near one… [ Keep reading ]

A Roadside Chat with Sal the SpokesSalmon and Ai, the owner of Pearls Tea and Café on Delridge

This blog was written by Sal the SpokesSalmon (with the help of her human friends at SDOT). Why, HELLO! If you haven’t had the pleasure to meet me yet, I’m Sal, SDOT’s SpokesSalmon! SDOT lets me take over the blog and social media accounts from time to time. I live in West Seattle and I’m spreading the word to my fellow West… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Best of the Month | Reflecting on Bike Everywhere Month

We celebrated Bike Everywhere Month here at SDOT and with our partners and neighbors across the city. Days are continuing to get warmer and longer, and bike lanes are popping up everywhere! Watch our Celebrate Bike Everywhere Month With Us video and take a peek at all the new bike facilities we’ve… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT is partnering with Outdoors for All to offer free adaptive cycle rentals for people with disabilities this summer

Summary Outdoors for All’s Adaptive Cycling Center is open for the summer! Stop by on Wednesday-Sunday through September to rent an adaptive cycle for free. SDOT and Outdoors for All’s partnership allows people with disabilities to rent a variety of adaptive cycles for free. We talked with the Lawson family about their experience renting adaptive cycles. We’re excited to support… [ Keep reading ]

A Roadside Chat with Cynthia Yongvang of the Hmong Association of Washington

It’s hard to walk through Pike Place Market without marveling at the thousands of fresh flowers that are meticulously arranged. About 80% of the flower stands at Pike Place Market and farmers markets throughout the region are owned by Hmong farmers. Many of Seattle’s farmers markets are held on City… [ Keep reading ]