Thursday, April 16, 2015

Madison Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Study: Design Options Open House

Madison Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Study:  Design Options Open House

For the past nine months, SDOT has been working with communities along the Madison Corridor to develop bus rapid transit (BRT) design options from the waterfront to Madison Valley.  The Madison BRT project is an opportunity to provide neighborhoods with a faster, more reliable transit connection to key destinations, enhance walking conditions and the streetscape along Madison, and identify an alternate bike facility to be built as part of the project.
SDOT is pleased to announce an upcoming open house to review concepts, discuss the results of technical analysis, and have a community conversation about project priorities.

Please join your neighbors to review design options, discuss benefits and trade-offs, and provide your input on priority elements for the project.  SDOT would like your input on:
  • BRT design options, routing, terminals, and station locations
  • Priorities for transit service and capital investments
  • Design concepts for a Central Area protected bike lane
This event is the culmination of nine months of community engagement and technical work and is a key milestone before selecting a preferred alternative.  Your input at this meeting is important to shape project decisions about the elements listed above.
If you are unable to attend, please visit the project webpage to complete a survey (available May 6) about your project preferences and priorities:

Please forward this invitation to others who may be interested. 

For more information about this project, visit:
For special accommodation or language assistance, please contact:
Sara Walton (206) 386-4645, by May 4

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Monday April 13th Arboretum Neighborhood event

Monday April 13 from 4-6pm
26th  Ave East from E. Boyer to E. Galer including under the bridge.
Arboretum Neighbors for Safe Streets have a SDOT permit to close the block to cars and they are throwing a party!
The volume and speed of cars driving through the neighborhood to avoid busy arterials is a problem. 26th is not an arterial. Our goal for this event is to increase awareness among commuters of the safety concerns along our residential streets. And to have a good time with our neighbors! 

Join us on the closed street for children’s play-time, potluck snacks, and to thank commuters at the barriers for using the arterial! 
Bring the kids! Bikes, balloons, games and a Scrabble tournament. 

After the Street Social we’re invited to join the other party 6:15 PM at 1210 26th Ave East to discuss how we can create a safer walking, biking and living community in our Arboretum Neighborhood.

For further information: 
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

District 3 Candidates Forum

YOU ARE INVITED to the 43rd District Democrats and the 37th District Democrats 2015 Seattle City Council District 3 Candidate Forum on May 12, 2015 at 6:00pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church.

You will have an opportunity to mingle with all of the candidates running for office between 6:00pm and 7:00pm; the main program begins at 7:00pm. Come to hear more from the candidates, their positions on important issues to our legislative districts/District 3, and get to know what they stand for.

This event is free and open to the public. 


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

New website to track buildings being planned in Seattle

About Seattle in Progress

Seattle in Progress is a mobile web app for seeing what's being built in Seattle. Think of it as a modern alternative to the “notice of proposed land use” boards currently posted at construction sites. These signs, often covered in graffiti, offer minimal information about the development and no easy way to learn more, voice an opinion or hear what others are saying.
Seattle in Progress aims to show how public notice should be done. This starts with high quality architectural renderings of the project under consideration. So instead of this:you see this:
Have an idea for what you'd like Seattle in Progress to become? Drop us a line at
Follow us on Twitter (@seattle_nprgres) or Facebook (SeattleInProgress) to get regular updates on new development projects.