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Sidewalk Closure a Last Resort: Rule Finalized

The new SDOT Director’s Rule (DR) highlighting construction-related sidewalk closures as a last resort is now official. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive for ‘SDOT DR 10-2015,’ as it’s lovingly known. The rule introduces new standards and best practices for pedestrian mobility around work zones. The requirements kick in next month, for… [ Keep reading ]

Sidewalk Closures Last Resort in New Construction Zone Rule

Requests for construction-related closures of Seattle sidewalks will soon come under more stringent city review in an effort to make it easier and safer for people to walk here. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is proposing a revised Director’s Rule for Pedestrian Mobility in and Around Work Zones (SDOT… [ Keep reading ]

Plan Ahead for Sunday’s Big Game

Seattle’s abuzz with football excitement as the Seahawks look to make history in Phoenix this Sunday. On this final Blue Friday of the season, we present you with some critical information so you can plan ahead if you plan to drink. It’s common knowledge that drinking and driving don’t mix. Consider… [ Keep reading ]

Happy Holidays from SDOT, for the Christmas holiday.

On behalf of the Seattle Department of Transportation, we wish you a wonderful and safe holiday. On-street parking is free in Seattle on Christmas Day, December 25. Please remember that normal pay for street parking remains in effect on Friday, December 26, so make sure you observe time limits and other… [ Keep reading ]

Paulo Nunes-Ueno joins SDOT as the new Transit division director

Mayor Ed Murray, along with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Director Scott Kubly, announced the appointment of Paulo Nunes-Ueno as the new SDOT Transit division director. Joining the department’s executive team, Nunes-Ueno will lead a newly created SDOT division focused on addressing the city’s and region’s current and future transit… [ Keep reading ]

Happy Thanksgiving from Seattle Department of Transportation!

Happy Thanksgiving from SDOT! Please enjoy the holidays wherever they take you. On-street parking is free in Seattle on Thanksgiving Day, November 27. Please remember that normal pay for street parking remains in effect on Friday, November 28, so make sure you observe time limits and other posted regulations as you would on any other… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s First Bicycle Leaning Rails – Coming soon!

Hey bike riders – Looking for a place to rest an arm or foot when you’re stopped at a light? You’ll be able to soon. As part of the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan and upcoming safety improvements to the area, the City of Seattle is installing our first set of… [ Keep reading ]

Mercer Corridor Project – Third Eastbound Lane on Mercer Street Opened November 16

The Mercer Corridor Project recently opened a third eastbound lane on Mercer Street between 5th Avenue North and 9th Avenue North.  Construction Crews have worked diligently to complete paving, lane striping, and signal adjustments in order to reach this important milestone. The new configuration provides three continual eastbound lanes on Mercer… [ Keep reading ]

City Delivers Bicycle Master Plan Implementation Plan

Setting vigorous project and program goals for enhancing cycling citywide, today the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) delivered to the Seattle City Council the Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) Implementation Plan. Covering work to be completed from 2015 to 2019, the five-year plan includes building nearly 33 miles of protected bike… [ Keep reading ]