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Your Bike Can Get You to the Office Too

Have you been looking for a reason to start biking to work? Maybe you’ve had the best intentions but just haven’t got going yet. Well we’ve got the occasion to get you going. May is “Bike to Work” month and there are online resources to help you get your bike… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Annual Report…Hot off the e-Press

SDOT has just published its 2009 Annual Report detailing the work the department’s been involved in over the past year. Each year the report highlights the programs and services SDOT offers and checks in on the progress of our initiatives. It’s a great resource to learn more about the vast… [ Keep reading ]

Take over the streets

The first Summer Street event is only 4 weeks away; and we need volunteers.  So if you have ever been secretly wishing to take over the street – now is your chance.   Celebrate Seattle Summer Streets is a series of four events occurring between the months of April and… [ Keep reading ]


You don’t need to be a builder of solar panels or the newest electric car to go green with your business.  There are many ways the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) can work with you to help you enhance your green image and reduce your carbon footprint.  There’s a range… [ Keep reading ]

Network Upgrade in Progress

Implementation of the Bicycle Master Plan is off and rolling in 2010. SDOT’s Bicycle Program recently completed the first three projects of the season with the goal of installing 20 miles of new bike facilities this year. The Bicycle Master Plan envisions a 450 mile network of on-and off-street bicycle facilities that… [ Keep reading ]

40 Ways to Go!

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by driving less. Transportation is the biggest contributor to global warming in Seattle and the state of Washington. If everybody in the city drove 2,000 fewer miles a year, we would meet our climate goals by 2012. Here are 40 ideas to help… [ Keep reading ]

Earth Day Every Day

Tommorrow is Earth Day, and as the saying goes ” Every Day is Earth Day” here at SDOT.   What we do, and how we do it, has a big impact both locally and globally.  We also recognize that environmental stewardship is not only the right thing to do; it’s a good… [ Keep reading ]

A Note to Remind You to Vote

We announced last week that King Street Station is one of 25 historic sites participating in the 2010 Partners in Preservation (PiP) program with a chance to win vital grant funds. PiP offers the public the opportunity to vote DAILY between April 15 and May 12 for their favorite project…. [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Greens-Up its Day-to-Day Work

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this coming Thursday, April 22, we thought you might like to know that SDOT is constantly looking for ways to lessen its impact on the environment. Not only are we transforming the transportation system into one that makes it easier to… [ Keep reading ]

Go Orange for Work Zone Safety

Work Zone Safety Week kicks off on Monday, April 19th, and with construction season ramping up, this is an ideal time to remind everyone to slow down and pay attention when passing through a work zone.  Drivers often think that transportation professionals and construction contractors working on the road are most at risk in… [ Keep reading ]