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Awake to a New Aurora

On Tuesday, March 23rd, more than 70 people gathered for the unveiling of Seattle Mural Art’s latest masterpiece located in a storefront on Aurora Avenue North.  The mural, funded by Sustainable Green Lake and Greenwood Aurora Involved Neighbors (GAIN), was installed to help Aurora gain a competitive edge in tough… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Effort to Green up West Seattle

Saturday, March 27, you’ll have a chance to get a jump on Earth Day and help make West Seattle a little greener! The Seattle Department of Transportation, together with the Rotary Club of West Seattle and several troops of West Seattle Boy Scouts of America will be greening up Fauntleroy… [ Keep reading ]

Fourth Avenue Reconstruction Nearly Complete

Since September 2009, SDOT contractor C.A. Carey Construction Company has been tackling the daunting task of completely reconstructing Fourth Avenue between South Jackson Street and Olive Way. After months of working hard, enduring torrential downpours and living with daily traffic congestion, the Fourth Avenue repaving project is nearing completion, and… [ Keep reading ]

Say Aloha to a New Commute

  Have you been thinking about changing your commute and leaving the car at home more? Well, to add to the benefits of lower gas expenses, less traffic stress, less carbon emissions, and more exercise, you have a chance to win a trip to Hawaii, for a few more days…. [ Keep reading ]

Happy Trail to You

The Phase II construction portion of the Ship Canal Trail is broken into two parts, and part one has reached substantial completion.  Construction on this phase of the trail extension began in February 2010. The project has extended the multi-use trail along the south side of the Ship Canal from 6th… [ Keep reading ]

Making Transit a Priority

Seattle has a robust transit program that is focused on making transit an easier choice for getting around the city. SDOT manages the public right of way, so we work to ensure that streets, sidewalks, and paths are well maintained to and serve transit and transit users well. You may… [ Keep reading ]

New Seattle Bike Map Now Available

A new and improved version of the popular Seattle bike map is hot off the press.  The 2010 maps are more intuitive; provide additional information such as bike shops, schools, libraries, farmers markets, streetcar stations, and light rail stations; and include new bike facilities built last year. In 2009 SDOT… [ Keep reading ]

Wait for it… Wait for it…

The South Spokane Street Viaduct Project moves forward next week with preparations to build a brand new 1st Avenue westbound on/off-ramp.  That new ramp is set to open in late 2011, but to get there crews have to, as of Monday, for up to five months, reduce the eastbound 1st… [ Keep reading ]

Electric Bikes Get You Over the Hill

What do you think of electric bikes? Some long time bike commuters grumble when they see an electric bike pass them up the hill (especially if they are pedaling hard to catch up with it). There are some electric bikers, however, who have their own personal code of ethics to not… [ Keep reading ]

Who do I call?

You’ve probably had a question for SDOT before and didn’t know what number to call. To help direct you to the right divisions and staff we have a list of our frequently called numbers on our site. Maybe you have had a question about trees, street maintenance, or parking issues…. [ Keep reading ]