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Let’s Talk Streetcar

Did you miss last night’s First Hill Streetcar community open house? If so, there are two more opportunities this week to learn more about the project, view maps of proposed alternatives, and have your questions answered. The next open house is TONIGHT from 6-8pm at the Yesler Community Center located… [ Keep reading ]

All Aboard…the First Hill Streetcar

The first expansion of the Seattle Streetcar network begins with a series of community open house events targeted at possible route options for the fully funded First Hill Streetcar line. The new line will create an unprecedented connection between several diverse Seattle neighborhoods including the International District and Pioneer Square,… [ Keep reading ]

Lander Street’s Festive Attire

Join the residents of the North Beacon Hill community and the Seattle Department of Transportation on Saturday, December 5th at 10 AM as we celebrate the completion of the Festival Street on S Lander St between 16th Ave S and 17th Ave S. The Lander Festival Street will serve as… [ Keep reading ]

One More Reason for One Less Car

Getting residents to use multiple modes of transportation is important to SDOT. Way to Go is our program to help Seattle residents drive less and incorporate transit, biking, and walking into their daily lives. We currently have a few ways you can drive less and get rewarded as you do!… [ Keep reading ]

Bus-Bike Commuting in the Ride Free Area

If you are one of the many Seattleites biking AND busing to work downtown in the same trip, you are probably already familiar with bike loading rules in the Ride Free Area. For those who aren’t as familiar, or may not have realized it, there are rules in place to… [ Keep reading ]

Westlake Square “Triangle” Gets Friendlier

Westlake Square, the triangular section of property bordered by Stewart Street, Sixth Avenue and Westlake Avenue, will soon be a more user-friendly public space! As part of the Westlake Hub Transportation Strategy SDOT, in cooperation with Parks, will spend November removing the walking barriers and non-functional items and replacing them… [ Keep reading ]

You’re just one click away

From a whole world of interesting questions that folks have been asking since we launched the SDOT blog in July. Have you ever wondered how to change a street name, how SDOT decides which streets to repave next, who owns the sidewalks or how traffic signal timing works with the… [ Keep reading ]

Sharing the Road & Protecting the Environment

Pedestrian, bike and transit improvements in the Pine-Pike area are wrapping up, with a design that’s good for the environment.   The natural drainage approach created new bus passenger load zones using Roman pavers – cast concrete blocks tumbled to soften their edges.  Crews tore up the old impervious surface and… [ Keep reading ]

A Shiny New Concrete Panel!

When SDOT reconstructs and paves a roadway, why don’t they always replace all of the concrete panels?  Which ones are the lucky winners and why?  Basically, we replace the panels that are damaged and keep those with remaining functional life.  This may appear odd because some of the panels kept… [ Keep reading ]

Change Your Commute and Get a Reward

                  We received a question from one of our readers inquiring about tax incentives for local businesses that encourage their employees to use mass transit and forms of transportation other than single occupant vehicles. Since there were several resources to share, we… [ Keep reading ]