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 ]

Primo parking…for bikes!

If you travel by bike to get to your favorite neighborhood cafe, store, or business district and parking is an issue, read on. SDOT’s Bike Program is looking to install more on-street bike parking for the cycling community. Three locations in the city are sporting new bike parking accommodations like the one above and your… [ Keep reading ]

Have you tweeted today?

Well we have, and we do every business day to keep Seattle residents and travelers in the know about traffic conditions. SDOT’s Traffic Management Center monitors Seattle streets and highways to keep traffic moving. You can subscribe to our Twitter feed and get traffic alerts to help you steer clear of… [ Keep reading ]

A straight path for pedestrians

Crossing the street to avoid a blocked sidewalk next to a construction zone is about to become an infrequent experience for Seattle’s walkers.  SDOT briefed the Seattle City Council Transportation Committee this morning on a proposed set of new guidelines and regulations governing pedestrian pathways around construction zones.  You can… [ Keep reading ]