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Pedestrian Improvements Afoot and Overhead in Morgan Junction

 With Spring finally coming into full bloom throughout Seattle, now’s a great time to slip on your walking shoes and get out and see some of SDOT’s recently completed projects. In West Seattle’s Morgan Junction, SDOT just completed three new pedestrian improvements.   A part of the Seattle Transit Plan… [ Keep reading ]

City Staff Meet with Dr. Keith Hwang

Near the end of March, a small group of City of Seattle staff, led by SDOT Director Peter Hahn, met with Dr. Keith Hwang to discuss a Seoul, South Korea, transportation and open space project that has gained worldwide iconic status since its completion in 2005.  Dr. Hwang is internationally renowned… [ Keep reading ]

Safety Improvements for NE 125th Street

After hearing from the public and conducting additional analysis, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has recommended to Mayor Mike McGinn that the city undertake a project to enhance safety along Northeast 125th Street by rechannelizing the roadway. Between Roosevelt Way Northeast and 28th Avenue Northeast, the road would have… [ Keep reading ]

West Mercer Place Open House March 15

The Seattle Department of Transportation invites you to an Open House for the “West Mercer Place” portion of the Mercer West project to be held Tuesday, March 15th, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Seattle Center.   The purpose of the Open House is to: Provide the preliminary results of the study regarding  the… [ Keep reading ]

Go Ahead, Give it a Try (and win big!)

 We know you’ve been wanting to make some changes.  You’ve talked about getting more walking in your life.  Or maybe you want to start using your bike for short trips in your neighborhood.     The Walk Bike Ride Challenge is here with incentives and encouragement to help you make it happen. … [ Keep reading ]

15th Ave NE On A Roll

Work is going well on 15th Avenue NE, especially considering crews are completely reconstructing a street that commonly carries 16,000 vehicles daily while maintaining car, truck, bicycle and pedestrian traffic! Pedestrians will be well-served by the end result, with new curb ramps and curb bulbs; widened sidewalks at bus zones; a new… [ Keep reading ]

Transit Tips

Last month’s Walk Bike Rider E-newsletter has info about changes that happened in early February to thirty bus routes that serve downtown.  So if you’ve noticed your bus isn’t at the same stop….we can help you find it.   Or consider these savvy tips in the newsletter: One elevator connects light rail… [ Keep reading ]

Tackling 15th Ave NE With Gusto!

To complete construction efficiently crews rebuilding 15th Avenue NE in the University District are going all out, night and day!  The work schedule is quite the balancing act with very little wiggle room on such a highly utilized roadway.  Despite that, in just the first four weeks crews have installed about… [ Keep reading ]

Shifting the weight on Upper Spokane…

Work on the Spokane Street Viaduct Widening Project remains on schedule, with the focus for 2011 on completion of the new First Avenue S on/off-ramp as well as the new widened portion of the upper roadway.    Crews are building the upper deck out 41 feet to the north – and of… [ Keep reading ]

15th Avenue NE Reconstruction Starts

Work is now underway on the project to reconstruct the majority of 15th Avenue NE in the University District – from NE Pacific Street to NE 55th Street.  The final product will improve pedestrian access by widening sidewalks at bus zones, adding curb ramps and curb bulbs and installing a new marked crosswalk… [ Keep reading ]