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Best of the Month | Celebrating the color and joy local artists bring to Seattle

Summary: Crews installed a colorful crosswalk in South Park as part of the 8th Ave S Sidewalk Improvements project. On a tour of the West Seattle Bridge, Duwamish River Artist Residency learned about the bridge’s history and got to see the city from a new angle. We sat down with… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat | A canvas for an artist has no limits. Just ask Seattle-based artist Desmond Hansen, who creates amazing murals on SDOT’s signal boxes around town.

Hansen’s art features pop culture icons and local community members who’ve had a positive impact on people in their area. The signal box murals that Hansen creates are a staple to the Seattle area art scene, showcasing a reflection of community life, and reverberation of SDOT’s mission of instilling vibrancy among city streets to enrich public life and spaces. Signal boxes are found scattered… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | New paint brings safety, color, and joy to city streets

Summary Through our annual crosswalk program, our crews maintain and re-paint crosswalks on a four-year cycle in all parts of the city. From July to September, we will be re-striping the white and yellow lines on Seattle’s main arterial roads. Recently, we’ve refreshed the Pan-African crosswalks in the Central District,… [ Keep reading ]

New SLURP! mural brings color and whimsy to Maynard Alley in Seattle’s Chinatown International District

This post was co-authored by Erika Lindsay and is also posted on the Art Beat Blog. Come see the new SLURP! mural in Chinatown International District (CID)!  Designed by local artist Akira Ohiso and installed with technical assistance from muralist Angelina Villalobos, the vibrant new SLURP! mural includes eight segments that meander through Maynard Alley near South… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Women Paving the Way | Meet Kristen Ramirez

This month, we are sharing stories of some of SDOT’s talented, brave, strong, and determined employees who are making our city safer, opening paths for other women (cis, trans, and gender expansive people) in the workforce, and fighting for a more equitable city. Meet Kristen Ramirez. One of those amazing… [ Keep reading ]

The Two-Way Columbia St Transit Pathway is On Its Way!

We’re working with King County Metro to install a two-way transit pathway on Columbia St between Alaskan Way and 3rd Ave, opening to transit in early 2020. This pathway will support all-day transit service between West Seattle and downtown Seattle by creating an efficient and reliable route for buses… [ Keep reading ]

New artwork “Alone Together” delights downtown pedestrians

Join us for a public celebration at Harbor Steps (1221 1st Ave, Seattle) –  Friday, August 2 from 2 – 3 PM. Artwork stickers will be available for the first 250 people. New artwork, Alone Together, by Juliana Kang Robinson, will be interwoven into the infrastructure of the all-walk intersection… [ Keep reading ]

A FREE Rainier Valley style & safety event w/Aramis Hamer

Rainier Valley is a multifaceted collection of communities in southeast Seattle anchored together by Rainier Ave S. The community is home to some of Seattle’s most culture-rich and diverse residents and schools. Rainier Ave S is also home to Seattle’s highest collision corridor. On average, Rainier Ave… [ Keep reading ]

Come celebrate “Aurora Bright Dawn” this weekend!

Neighborhood Street Fund Project “Aurora Bright Dawn” Dedication this Weekend Come celebrate the public art dedication for this spectacular new pedestrian bridge artwork in the Aurora-Licton Springs neighborhood! This event is on International Sculpture Day, and is being promoted by Americans for the Arts. Event Details: When: Saturday, April… [ Keep reading ]

We studied how we use public spaces. And the results may surprise you.

SDOT city planners launched a first-of-a-kind public life study to collect “people-centered data.” Last summer, when our urban planners launched SDOT’s first-ever public life study (pssst: this is the first ever for any municipal transportation agency in the country!), they weren’t exactly sure what they’d find. One thing we were… [ Keep reading ]