Lost in Transit

Seattle Has 'Transit Deserts' and—Surprise—It's No Fun to Ride the Bus There

As the city's public transportation system expands, its most vulnerable riders are getting left behind.

11/20/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Commute Seattle and the Seattle Department of Transportation

Slide Show: Bikes and Bagels

In celebration of Bike Everywhere Month this May, Commute Seattle and the Seattle Department of Transportation hosted the sixth Annual Bikes and Bagels event.


Power Lines

Zeytuna Edo and the New Seattle Traffic Safety Measures

How a young girl’s near fatal accident changed the face of Seattle traffic safety.

07/29/2015 By Josh Feit

Urban Upgrade

Parking 101: SDOT’s Demand-Based Rates

Longer paid-parking hours and higher rates may be grating at first, but they could work to your advantage.

07/18/2014 By Josh Feit


Everything You Needed to Know About Parklets

This fall SDOT will convert parking spaces in three neighborhoods to miniparks. Parklets could spread throughout the city by next year.

09/17/2013 By Karen Taylor Quinn


SDOT Fights Street Crime With Street Food

The department hopes to clean up Westlake Plaza and Alaskan Way with food trucks.

09/17/2013 By Allecia Vermillion


Morning Jolt: Bikes and Transit

The day's winners and losers.

07/11/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

More than 30 Layoffs Coming to City Transportation Department

Council members express alarm that the mayor's midyear budget cuts include 31 street-maintenance employees.

06/20/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Children's Hospital to Invest $2M to Improve Bike and Ped Infrastructure

As part of their $1 billion expansion and 20-year comprehensive transportation plan, Seattle Children's hospital is spending $2 million to improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in Northeast Seattle.

10/28/2010 By Josh Cohen


Queen Anne's Got A Connection Problem

Queen Anne's inter-neighborhood connectivity is getting a boost this week thanks to a new bike lane and sharrows on Taylor Ave. However, if you want leave the neighborhood by bike and head toward downtown, your options are limited.

10/21/2010 By Josh Cohen


Bike Lanes And Sharrows Bound For Queen Anne This Week

Thanks to its daunting topography, Queen Anne offers very few bike routes feasible for your everyday, mortal bicyclist. But, one of those rare rideable routes, Taylor Ave, is getting some much needed improvements in the next few days in the form of a clim

10/20/2010 By Josh Cohen


Ask BikeNerd: The Lake on the Burke-Gilman Trail

This week's Ask BikeNerd deals with a newly formed safety hazard on the Burke Gilman trail. In attempting to fix a problematic spot near Gas Works, SDOT inadvertently created an extra problem.

10/15/2010 By Josh Cohen


SDOT Lays Out Cash to Help Kids Walk and Bike to School

In recognition of International Walk to School month, the Seattle Department of Transportation is offering grants up to $1,000 to help fund safe biking and walking programs for kids. It's a smart use of money that could have valuable long-term impacts as

10/13/2010 By Josh Cohen


Study Shows Hope for Seattle Bike Infrastructure

The latest American Community Survey shows that the percentage of bike commuters in Seattle was stagnant from 2008 to 2009. BikeNerd is not only not discouraged, he's downright optimistic about the possibility of growth from here on out.

09/30/2010 By Josh Cohen


The Struggle for Standardization

With so many recent innovations and experiments in on-road bicycle facility design, there's little consensus on how best to design them or even what to call a particular design. But standardization is necessary if Seattle wants to meet its Bike Master Pla

09/22/2010 By Josh Cohen


125th St. Opponents Go Into Stall Mode

The proposed 125th St rechannelization project has been controversial from the get go. Opponents of the project have been collecting signatures on a letter to the Mayor demanding more analysis and it appears to be as much an attempt to stall as anything e

09/15/2010 By Josh Cohen


City Ditches Admiral Way Road Diet, Citing Traffic Concerns

The city has ditched plans to put Admiral Way, in West Seattle, on a "road diet."

09/10/2010 By Erica C. Barnett


Queen Anne Community Group Planning Kinnear Park Multi-Use Trail

Lower Queen Anne's Kinnear Park may be getting a brand new multi-use trail thanks to the efforts of a grassroots community organization. The trail would offer bicycles and pedestrians a safe connection between Uptown and Myrtle Edwards park.

09/02/2010 By Josh Cohen

City Hall

140 Trees To Be Removed During Mercer Project

According to the city, the Mercer project, part of the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project, will require the removal of 140 trees.

08/31/2010 By Erica C. Barnett


Beacon Hill Bike Group Gets Organized. And Gets Cash.

Unsatisfied with the intra-neighborhood bike and pedestrian facilities in Beacon Hill, Beacon BIKES! organized, landed a $15,000 grant, and set out to create a neighborhood network that meets their needs.

08/24/2010 By Josh Cohen