Comments Needed on RPZ Program Director’s Rule

Starting in 2007, SDOT initiated a major policy review to redesign the RPZ program to better achieve City’s goals for parking management, transportation, economic development, social equity, and sustainability. On Monday, SDOT reached an important step in revising the Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ ) program and released a draft “Director’s… [ Keep reading ]

Are They Tearing Up New Pavement?

When traveling in the area of the Westin Hotel, along 5th Avenue, you may have noticed a section of the roadway recently paved. Now you may be asking yourself…why oh why are they repaving that section again if that stretch of roadway was paved in 2008? Not to worry, we… [ Keep reading ]

Take a spin through the new SR 99 bored tunnel and along Alaskan Way

Current configuration of the Alaskan Way Viaduct Curious about how driving through the bored tunnel may look and feel? WSDOT in partnership with SDOT, King County Metro and the Port of Seattle developed two simulation videos that are now posted to YouTube.  The first video shows the current design concept… [ Keep reading ]

Whether the Weather Matters

After months of working with businesses and residents to prepare for impending construction impacts, weather still determines whether or not plans change at the last moment.   Case in Point: Stewart Street.  Stewart Street paving between Third and Fourth Avenues was supposed to happen the last weekend of July.  Then Seattle’s… [ Keep reading ]

Take a ride on the Streetcar

When you do, you’ll have company. Over 1,700 riders a day took to the rails this July on Seattle’s South Lake Union Streetcar. Seattleites are on board with the streetcar’s frequent service between the downtown retail core, the Denny Triangle, the South Lake Union neighborhood and points in between.  Just roll your… [ Keep reading ]

Digging through the data: KAB Study

What do you think about pedestrian safety in your neighborhood? And what do you do—as a driver and as a pedestrian—to make it safer to walk in Seattle? SDOT recently asked these questions and a lot more, of 700 Seattle residents as part of a knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors (KAB)… [ Keep reading ]

Managing Travelers

Marion Street paving began this week and it’s been a tightrope act balancing foot, bike, car, freight AND ferry traffic.  Coordination with the Washington State Ferries started months ago and continues as we monitor the work’s status.  To ease congestion construction is being phased to keep two lanes of Marion… [ Keep reading ]

Getting to the root of the matter

Work on the Duwamish Trail along West Marginal Way is expected to wrap up this week. Crews fixed a portion of the trail that had been damaged by giant tree roots.  Pedestrians and bicyclists are being detoured temporarily from the trail onto West Marginal Way SW.  But soon, everyone will… [ Keep reading ]

Block Party On

Last night was Seattle Night Out, and neighbors all over Seattle gathered together for a block party in the street.  Did you know you can have a block party on your street any night of the year, and now it is free?  If you do not live on an arterial… [ Keep reading ]

Come play in the street this Saturday

It’s a great summer for playing in the street. Come on out and have a picnic in the street, play scrabble, teach your kid to ride their bike, have fun! The next Seattle Summer Streets party is in Rainier Valley on Rainier Avenue S between S Alaska and S Orcas… [ Keep reading ]