PubliCalendar Special: PARK(ing) Day

See Parklets across Seattle come to life today.

09/20/2013 By Shirley Qiu


Putting the Park into Parking

SDOT unveils micropark program.

09/18/2013 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 Fizz

Morning Fizz: Trying to Understand How It Impacts the Process

Caffeinated News and Gossip featuring Whole Foods donations, hipster donations, and charts.

07/30/2013 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Tiny Apartments and Public Spaces: This Week in Urbanism

Tiny apartments and public spaces: The week in urbanism at City Hall.

06/24/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Report: Seattle's Bridges in Disrepair, With No Solution in Sight

A new report suggests that the maintenance backlog on Seattle's roads and bridges may be close to $2 billion.

01/15/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City to Limit Sunday Parking Hours, Allow Drivers to Pay By Phone

A council committee moves to limit parking hours on Sundays, allow drivers to pay for parking by phone.

07/10/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

New Seawall Plan: $10 Million to $90 Million Less than Original Estimate

The latest seawall proposal shaves between $10 million and $90 million off earlier estimates.

04/19/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

"Transportation Action Agenda" Surprisingly Action-Free

Mayor Mike McGinn rolls out a transportation "action agenda" that's notable primarily for its lack of ambitious proposals.

03/07/2012 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

"One of the Most Important Endorsements In This Race"

Wednesday Fizz featuring: The state AG's race, traffic safety, roll-your-own cigarettes, and---what else?---land use.

01/24/2012 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

How This Year's Snow Expenditures Stack Up

How this year's $1.2 million snow response stacks up compared to previous years'.

01/24/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

How SDOT Should Overhaul Its Pedestrian Safety Campaign

How the city could improve its pedestrian safety campaign to be inclusive of everyone, not just drivers.

12/16/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Pioneer Square to Get Its Streetcar; Aloha Extension Still Up In the Air

A maxed-out budget for the Pioneer Square streetcar, combined with the failure of the $60 car-tab fee, leaves a north Capitol Hill streetcar extension up in the air.

12/12/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

A Look at Next Year's Transportation Budget: Less for Maintenance, More for Transit Planning

A look at the city's (grim) 2012 transportation budget.

10/28/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Fact: Road Diets Work.

Road diets work, SDOT's latest data demonstrate. Image by West Seattle Blog.

10/21/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Seattle Traffic, Transit Ridership Both Slightly Up in 2010; Road Diets Work

This year's traffic study shows slightly higher traffic and transit ridership, fewer collisions, and road diets that work.

10/21/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


SDOT's Real-Time Bus Info System on the Fritz

The city's real-time bus information kiosk is already on the fritz.

10/10/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


New Parking Rates All Over the Map

A look at the future of parking rates in Seattle.

09/28/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Update on Bike Hazard on Capitol Hill

The city's transportation department responds to complaints about a bike lane hazard.

07/26/2011 By Erica C. Barnett