Posts tagged with Staff & Community Highlights Archives - SDOT Blog

A Roadside Chat with Sarah Baker, community member who started a Facebook group to support Chinatown – International District businesses last year

Welcome back to the Chinatown-International District! The City of Seattle and partners are teaming up to welcome you back downtown to enjoy our beautiful Seattle summers with three large-scale events taking place in the Chinatown-International District, Pioneer Square, and Westlake. To kick off our Welcome Back Weeks, we’re hosting a two-day… [ Keep reading ]

A Roadside Chat with Becky Edmonds

Becky Edmonds wears two main hats at SDOT: She leads our community access and parking program and our car share program. On the parking side, Becky works with neighborhoods and business districts to manage on-street parking needs that provide reliable access to businesses and homes. If you live near one… [ Keep reading ]

A Roadside Chat with Sal the SpokesSalmon and Ai, the owner of Pearls Tea and Café on Delridge

This blog was written by Sal the SpokesSalmon (with the help of her human friends at SDOT). Why, HELLO! If you haven’t had the pleasure to meet me yet, I’m Sal, SDOT’s SpokesSalmon! SDOT lets me take over the blog and social media accounts from time to time. I live in West Seattle and I’m spreading the word to my fellow West… [ Keep reading ]

Happy Pride ❤🧡💛💚💙💜🤎

We stand in solidarity with and celebrate our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) staff members and people in the Seattle community. We’re on a mission to deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities. The first of our value statements is Equity. We believe transportation must meet the needs… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT is partnering with Outdoors for All to offer free adaptive cycle rentals for people with disabilities this summer

Summary Outdoors for All’s Adaptive Cycling Center is open for the summer! Stop by on Wednesday-Sunday through September to rent an adaptive cycle for free. SDOT and Outdoors for All’s partnership allows people with disabilities to rent a variety of adaptive cycles for free. We talked with the Lawson family about their experience renting adaptive cycles. We’re excited to support… [ Keep reading ]

A Roadside Chat with Cynthia Yongvang of the Hmong Association of Washington

It’s hard to walk through Pike Place Market without marveling at the thousands of fresh flowers that are meticulously arranged. About 80% of the flower stands at Pike Place Market and farmers markets throughout the region are owned by Hmong farmers. Many of Seattle’s farmers markets are held on City… [ Keep reading ]

A Roadside Chat with SDOT Transportation Planner, Pauh Wang

When Pauh has a hobby, he’s all in at 110%. Growing up, Pauh’s hobby was mastering the violin. Then, in his twenties and thirties, it became bicycle racing. Starting in his late thirties through the present, he got into photography and taking his kids on outdoor adventures. Pauh’s bicycle was… [ Keep reading ]

BIKE MONTH | Meet Ed Ewing of Bike Works  

In coming months we’ll share conversations with community leaders who are committed to making safer streets and stronger communities in Seattle. These people are rooted in their communities, amplify the voices and values of their neighborhood, and impact how people move around Seattle.    Today, we want to introduce you to Ed Ewing who’s the Executive Director of Bike Works.   … [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Incredible community members across the city have made their ideas a reality through the Neighborhood Street Fund

The Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) is a program running on 3-year cycles where community members can propose and help prioritize transportation-related projects in their neighborhood.  In coordination with the Levy Oversight Committee, we made improvements to the 2019-2021 cycle that resulted in record participation, particularly from historically underserved communities. We partnered with the Department of Neighborhoods to make… [ Keep reading ]

Happy Public Service Recognition Week!

Public Service Recognition Week is celebrated the first week of May since 1985 to honor federal, state, county, local, and tribal government employees. Read more about 2021 Public Service Recognition Week here. We at SDOT are honored to serve you, Seattle residents. Some SDOT staff have shared their reasons for serving our community. Barbara Abelhauser, Bridge Operator … [ Keep reading ]