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Travel Advisory | Tree planting along Lake City Way between NE 113th & NE 133rd Sts

Our Urban Forestry Landscape crew will be planting new trees in some medians on Lake City Way this Sunday, December 20! Between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 20, trees will be planted on Lake City Way in the medians between NE 113th and NE 133rd Streets. While… [ Keep reading ]

On NE 43rd St near the UW, we’re connecting you to the new Link Light Rail Station, ensuring safe sidewalks and keeping street trees healthy well into the future.

We’re improving access to the U-District Link Light Rail station for people walking, rolling, biking, and taking transit. This long-awaited station and our multimodal design will transform how people get around the neighborhood! Construction on NE 43rd St began in August 2020 after about two years of planning and design. The project is scheduled to… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Best of the Month | November’s Behind-the-Scenes Projects, Roadside Chats, Scooter Updates, Holiday Stay Healthy Blocks, & More

In this SDOT Best of the Month, we’ll highlight some of (non-West Seattle Bridge!) projects that made news – and some that didn’t. Crews Repair the Spokane St Viaduct in 27 Hours Straight Urban Forestry Team Extends the Life of 12 Trees in Pioneer Square Safe Routes to Schools Projects Near Rainier… [ Keep reading ]

Rainier Ave S | We lessened the risk of landslides to property owners, residents, and people traveling.

Summary Seattle’s wet winters, steep hills, and landslide-prone geology make it prone to frequent landslides in the winter and early spring. Landslides are more likely when soils are very wet, and many occur within a few days when we have a heavy rainfall or rapid snowmelt. A recent project along Rainier Ave… [ Keep reading ]

Autumn is here, and we’re all in this together. It’s time to rake your leaves & cut back overgrown vegetation on your sidewalks & planting strips!

Summary It’s everyone’s responsibility for maintaining sidewalks, planting strip areas, and vegetation near where they live or own a business – and it’s the law per the Seattle Municipal Code. Clearing leaves keeps the sidewalk safe and accessible. Blocked gutters are also all of our responsibility. How to tell if you’re in compliance with SMC, and … [ Keep reading ]

New sidewalks and other creative improvements in South Park

This summer, we’ve been building new sidewalks on 8th Ave S between S Sullivan St and S Southern St in South Park. We just completed a new sidewalk on the east side of the street where a temporary in-street walkway was installed in 2016 and we also replaced the existing… [ Keep reading ]

Calling all green thumbs!

Gardening in the Planting Strip is easy with a free permit! As the days start getting longer and the weather (hopefully) warms, we want to share info about one of our favorite things: gardening in the planting strip! Apply for a free permit to turn the grassy or unpaved area… [ Keep reading ]

Contribute to climate resilience, plant a tree!

Did you know we have a detailed inventory of the location, planted date, and types of trees along City rights-of-way? Seattle’s original street tree inventory was first undertaken between 1991-1993. An accurate street tree inventory is a powerful decision-making tool. Since the urban forest is not static but changes from… [ Keep reading ]

Right-sizing citation fees

If you’re walking or biking to work, busing to school, driving goods across town, or enjoying a meal at a sidewalk café, you’re using a shared public resource known as the right-of-way. The right-of-way is the space above, below, and at the surface of places like public streets, sidewalks,… [ Keep reading ]

Landscape crew on 15th Ave W

We are so lucky to have an abundance of greenery in our city. That means we also have to maintain vegetation for safety purposes. Here’s where Urban Forestry will be this weekend. SAT. JUN 29 Urban Forestry landscape crew will perform a large scale cutback of the overgrowth in the… [ Keep reading ]