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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 ]

Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21: Maintenance work on Mercer St

Our crews will be performing landscape and road maintenance on Mercer Street this Saturday and Sunday. Here’s what to expect Saturday, 7 AM – 3:30 PM: Inside eastbound lane adjacent to the median will be closed between Westlake Ave N and Boren Ave N Sunday, 8 AM… [ Keep reading ]

APR 13 & 14: Routine landscape maintenance on Mercer St. continues.

Our landscape crews will continue maintenance and cleanup of the medians on Mercer St between Westlake Ave N and Boren Ave N this Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14. The inside lanes adjacent to the median both east and westbound will be closed from 7 AM to 3:30… [ Keep reading ]

This Sunday, Mar 31: More landscape maintenance on Mercer St.

Our landscape crews will continue maintenance and cleanup of the medians on Mercer St between Terry Ave N and Fairview Ave N this Sunday, March 31, 2019. The lanes adjacent to the median (both the east and westbound) will be closed from 7 AM to 3:30 PM. Thanks… [ Keep reading ]