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Meet the Artist Event in Central District

 Troy R. Miles is designing images to be placed on signal boxes in the Central District. Come meet Troy and share your ideas of the kind of images you think represent the Central District. When: Wednesday, September 23 Time: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Where: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, West… [ Keep reading ]

Bit by Bit, Making Seattle a Better Place to Ride

Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan got a lot of attention when it was completed in 2006.  It’s an ambitious plan with a goal of installing 450 miles of on and off-street bike facilities in ten years.  In the three years since it was released, SDOT engineers and crews have been systematically… [ Keep reading ]

A Step Up for Walking

Getting around in Seattle involves more than streets and bridges. Here at SDOT we also tend to 491 outdoor public sidewalks that scale steep hillsides where streets don’t cut through. Last week the department’s Bridge and Roadway Structures crews improved one of these public stairways in West Seattle connecting Admiral… [ Keep reading ]

From the Bottom Up…

The complete reconstruction of First Avenue South between Stacy and Horton Streets is nearly done!  Crews finished paving over the weekend and this week finished striping all five travel lanes.  Crosswalks and arrows will require an occasional single lane closure, but otherwise the project is expected to wrap up by… [ Keep reading ]

Come Play in the Street…SDOT Celebrates PARK(ing) Day

See how livable city streets are when they are opened to people. This Friday, September 18, from 9AM to 3PM SDOT is participating in an annual, one-day, global event where people collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into public parks. Join us in: Ballard where two parking spots in front… [ Keep reading ]

Reliable Traffic Information is Possible!

Living in a major city often means regular growth in population, urban density, significant dependence on automobiles, and traffic congestion. Besides being an absolute pain for drivers, traffic congestion makes our roads less efficient, increases travel time, air pollution, and fuel consumption. We look for ways to combat traffic and… [ Keep reading ]

Skip Thursday’s Happy Hour…Let’s Talk Parking!

                          You know that parking is a premium on Capitol Hill and First Hill. We know it too. That’s why SDOT’s Community Parking Program is actively engaging with residents, businesses, and community groups in these neighborhoods to figure… [ Keep reading ]

Making the Eastlake-Capitol Hill Connection

Note: This post has been updated with a clearer picture of the green bike lane. When you’re in the neighborhood, watch for a recently completed pedestrian and bicycle project at Boylston Ave. E. and E. Newton St. in the Eastlake area.  The improvements make it easier and safer for people… [ Keep reading ]

Dancing the Two-Step to Powell Barnett Park

SDOT just wrapped up pedestrian improvements making it easier to walk to Powell Barnett Park on Martin Luther King Jr Way. We’ve done this partly by splitting the crossing of MLK Jr Way into two steps. The improvements include 1) a raised crosswalk at E Alder Street to reduce vehicle… [ Keep reading ]

Changes coming to the south end of the Ballard Bridge

First of all we’d like to thank the people who took time to provide us with input on bicycle and truck improvements we were considering for the south end of the Ballard Bridge. We received 37 comments–a record for our young blog. After considering the comments and meeting with a small group… [ Keep reading ]