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Pioneer Square fall clean-up event a big success – thank you to everyone who volunteered!

Come one, come all! This past weekend, we teamed up with the Alliance for Pioneer Square, a local non-profit organization, and a group of 30 community volunteers, to help clean up a six-block stretch of 1st Ave S in the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood. This work helped support and advance… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Recovering from extreme heat and preparing Seattle’s roads and bridges for a changing climate

Summary Our talented Crews have been repairing roads that were damaged by the summer’s extreme heat. Crews keep the city moving no matter the weather condition. In this blog, we’ve shared the latest on the repairs.  Among more, when temperatures reach 85 degrees or higher, we spray down our steel draw… [ Keep reading ]

Sal the Salmon explores the trees of West Seattle!

This blog was written by Sal the SpokesSalmon (with the help from her human friends at SDOT). Why, HELLO! It’s ME, Sal, SDOT’s SpokesSalmon who’s getting the word out to #FlipYourTrip and quit driving alone so much. SDOT lets me take over the blog and social media accounts from time… [ Keep reading ]

Beach Week | Seven street-end beaches and outdoor spaces are scheduled for upgrades!

Summer has arrived! To celebrate, we’ve shared some of our favorite hidden beaches and outdoor spaces that are open to the public.   They’re all part of our Shoreline Street End program and are located where streets dead-end near a shoreline. You can find all 141 shoreline street-end parks on our interactive map.   Today, we want to share projects that are underway to enhance some of our street-end… [ Keep reading ]

Beach Week | Have you heard about Seattle’s hidden shoreline beaches and outdoor spaces?

Make sure to stay cool over the weekend. If you’re going to travel anywhere, hydrate and stay in the shade when possible. Take a look at the National Weather Service Seattle’s cooling locations across King County. Stay safe! Summer is here! To celebrate, we’re letting you in on a little… [ Keep reading ]

Beach Week | Have you heard about Seattle’s hidden beaches?

School’s out and summer’s here! To celebrate, we’re letting you in on a little known secret: Seattle has mini hidden beaches and nature preserves that are open to the public! Okay, it’s not actually a secret and they’re all marked on our interactive Shoreline Street Ends map, but you can tell your friends that you discovered… [ Keep reading ]

Happy Earth Day from all of us at SDOT!

Today is Earth Day. Celebrate with us! The effects of climate change are undeniable. At the same time, changing the way we travel can be a powerful vehicle (pun intended!) to mitigate these effects. Importantly, our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities historically bear a larger burden when it comes to the effects of climate change. In this way, equity and… [ Keep reading ]

FOLIAGE WEEK | Yes, we’re still celebrating the first full week of spring! Today, learn about the work of our Urban Forestry Irrigation Team.

Foliage Week continues! To celebrate the start of Spring, we’re highlighting the work of our Urban Forestry team – along with our partners at the Office of Sustainability and the Environment and Seattle Public Utilities – who work together to maintain our city’s trees and green spaces. Today, we are shining a spotlight… [ Keep reading ]

FOLIAGE WEEK | Meet Shane Dewald

Foliage week continues! In celebration of the first week of Spring, we’ve dubbed this week Foliage Week and we’re highlighting the work of our Urban Forestry team. It’s also Women’s History Month and we’re in the middle of our SDOT Women Paving (and Planting!) the Way blog series that shares stories of some of our talented, brave, strong, and determined employees who are making our city… [ Keep reading ]

FOLIAGE WEEK | Spring has sprung! Over the weekend, we planted about 40 new trees in South Park.

Summary Trees make our city healthier, safer, and more pleasant. SDOT’s Tree and Landscaping Program works to maintain, protect, and expand Seattle’s urban landscape. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in Seattle are more likely to experience environmental inequities and injustices. Communities in the Duwamish Valley have historically experienced… [ Keep reading ]