Calling All Green Thinkers

Do you have really unique ideas about greener mobility and forms of transportation that are also safe? If so, there is an opportunity for you to share your ideas and perhaps win funding to develop them. 4Culture is holding a call for ideas on “low impact vehicle” designs that move… [ Keep reading ]

Art Meets the Street

For the past several weeks, we’ve been surveying some of the art that has been installed in Seattle in response to the SDOT Art Plan, jointly developed in 2005 with the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and written by Daniel Mihalyo.  This week, we’ll take a quick look at… [ Keep reading ]

The View From Above

Last week we updated you on the construction progress of the South Spokane Street Viaduct Fourth Avenue S ramp. Now we have a few more pictures of the work in progress, with a pretty good view of the structure. This is just a portion of a project that is part… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t ZONE Out, Tune In

If you live in one of Seattle’s restricted parking zones (RPZs), read on for more information on RPZ program improvements.  Changes are occurring this year that will make it easier for you to find out if your address is included in an RPZ and to apply for permits online.  Also,… [ Keep reading ]

Another Good Reason to Stay on Facebook

Getting you the information you need on projects, events, and policies is important to us. So now you can access useful information in several new ways. Besides the SDOT Blog and Twitter, we also post project information on Facebook. Perhaps, you want to follow a parking project in your neighborhood… [ Keep reading ]

The Ramp has Been Decked!

Crews recently placed 772 cubic yards of concrete to create the new S. Spokane Street Viaduct Fourth Avenue ramp structure.  The work by SDOT and Mid Mountain is lovingly (and professionally) referred to as a “deck pour.”  The deck pour took 10 hours and was a great success!  For those… [ Keep reading ]

Aurora Murals – Come Share Your Vision

Sustainable Green Lake, Greenwood Aurora Involved Neighbors (GAIN) and the Seattle Department of Transportation are teaming up to bring a splash of color to Aurora Avenue North.  Local artists will create two murals for installation in Aurora storefronts or the side of buildings in an effort to promote sustainability, traffic… [ Keep reading ]

Art Meets the Street

For the past several weeks we’ve been profiling the implementation of the SDOT Art Plan, jointly developed in 2005 with the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and written by Daniel Mihalyo.  To mix it up this week we wanted to share a couple photos of bike racks from… [ Keep reading ]

Building a City that Responds to All Citizens

  In 2007, the city established a Translation and Interpretation Policy as part of its Immigrant and Refugee Initiative with the goal to promote fair and equitable access to city services for individuals with limited English proficiency. Since that time, the initiative has been adopted by all the departments of… [ Keep reading ]

Happy New Year!

  We’re looking forward to our first full year of transportation blogging in 2010.  Stay tuned!