Entries for date "2015"

Pedestrian Plan Update Open Houses

Combined Open Houses Join us! The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), in partnership with the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board, is hosting two open houses to talk about the Pedestrian Master Plan update and the Trails Upgrade Plan. NORTHGATE Monday, October 19 6 – 7:30 PMCrosswalk in Columbia City Presentation at 6:30 PM Northgate Branch Seattle Public Library 10548 5th Ave NE HILLMAN CITY Wednesday, October 21 6 – 7:30 PM Presentation at …

South Lake Union by Bike?

October 1, 2015
South Lake Union Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Scouting Ride July 2015 South Lake Union Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Scouting Ride July 2015 In July 2015, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways brought together a group of stakeholders to scout and recommend better east‐west connections between the Cascade and Uptown neighborhoods for families and people of all ages and abilities to navigate the fastest growing part of Seattle by bike. The scouting ride had representatives from the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board, the Seattle …

Campaign to Fix Seattle's Most Dangerous Street

Gordon Padelford October 1, 2015 Safety Over Speeding Campaign for Rainier Ave S

Rainier Avenue South was the most dangerous street in Seattle, tearing apart many families, keeping people from walking in their neighborhood to visit friends, families, schools, and businesses.

It was a hazardous barrier, physically dividing the Rainier Valley community.

With one crash every day causing 630 injuries and two fatalities in the last three years, the …

Trick or Treat with Play Streets

Gordon Padelford September 30, 2015 At Halloween, the only scary thing should be the costumes - not kids dodging cars. Luckily, it is easy to turn your block into an oasis where kids and parents can walk, Trick or Treat, and play without fear. Turn your street into a Play Street for Halloween, or set up a recurring event where kids can safely play in the street and cars …

Let's Talk About Lane Width

Cathy Tuttle September 26, 2015 jointly published on The Urbanist Crosswalk wet pavement Lane width helps to control speed on urban streets. People driving tend to slow when streets are narrow.

Urban Streets

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) recommends a default of 10-foot lanes.

"Lane widths of 10 feet are appropriate in urban areas and have a positive impact on a street's safety without impacting traffic operations. For designated …