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The results are in for Your Voice, Your Choice

More than 6,500 voted; 22 community projects selected More than 6,500 community members voted for their favorite park and street projects and the 22 projects have been selected. It’s all part of the City’s Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets, a participatory budgeting program in which community members democratically… [Read more]

View updates on the neighborhood emphasis walks

Message from Andrés Mantilla, Director Mayor Durkan recently launched a pre-summer emphasis program in seven neighborhoods to improve public safety and address community maintenance needs. Directors from numerous City departments joined business and community members for business area walks in May to identify ongoing issues. To address these issues, the… [Read more]

Get the Scoop on Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure at Upcoming Info Sessions

How You Get Around is Changing Beginning with Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) permanent closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct on January 11 and continuing over the next five years, Seattle is entering a new era of tough traffic. As we make important public and private investments to help… [Read more]

Moving Seattle Forward: Transportation Equity and the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

At first glance, the challenge of providing accessible, affordable, and convenient transportation options seems outside the scope of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Yet, as part of our mission to provide resources and opportunities for community members to build strong communities and improve their quality of life, we play an… [Read more]

Join Us on PARK(ing) Day!

Come visit Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) staff as we turn boring parking spots into awesome hang-outs for PARK(ing) Day! PARK(ing) Day is an annual global placemaking event in which community members lead the temporary transformation of parking spaces into people spaces. Seattle’s participation in PARK(ing) Day gives residents an opportunity… [Read more]

Small Sparks Funds still Available for Spring Clean!

If your neighborhood would like to participate in Spring Clean, the city’s annual community clean-up event, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has a fund to support your activity. The Small Sparks Fund provides matching dollars for neighborhood-initiated projects that promote community engagement. Community groups can request up to $1,000 to help… [Read more]

How will you Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day on February 14?

Neighbor Appreciation Day is coming up on Saturday, February 14.  Need ideas to celebrate?  Here are a few! Organize a neighborhood clean up. You can contact your Neighborhood District Coordinator for supplies. Host a potluck Go for a walk with your neighbor. Feet First and Seattle Department of Transportation have… [Read more]

Safe Routes to School Grant Program Accepting Applications During “International Walk to School Month”

Grants are available to help make the routes to your neighborhood school safer. Some examples of past projects funded by the Safe Routes to School Mini Grants include kick-starting a walking school bus with safety vests and flags for bus “drivers;” supporting walk to school month events with prizes and… [Read more]

Give SDOT your Thoughts on Walking and Biking in your Neighborhood and get FREE Coffee!

 A cup of joe for your thoughts! Want to improve walking and biking in your neighborhood?  Seattle Department of Transportation wants to hear from you!  Take advantage of one of these opportunities to speak with a representative and enjoy free coffee!

Use the Neighborhood Matching Fund to Support your Neighborhood Greenway Project

Seattle is building a network of neighborhood greenways. Neighborhood greenways are safer, calm residential streets for you, your family and neighbors. Neighborhood greenways do not add bike lanes, and there are minimal, if any, on-street parking impacts. They are mostly funded through the nine-year voter approved Bridging the Gap Levy…. [Read more]