SDOT http://www.kplu.org en SDOT Looking into De-Icer that Caused Crashes on Seattle Bridge http://www.kplu.org/post/sdot-looking-de-icer-caused-crashes-seattle-bridge <p></p><p>Seattle transportation officials are looking into what&nbsp;went&nbsp;wrong after cars started spinning out of control on a de-iced West Seattle Bridge&nbsp;on Monday.</p><p>Three minor car crashes in the eastbound lanes shut down&nbsp;the bridge for several hours. Police blamed the de-icer used on the bridge, but the formula, which the city has been using for three years now, didn’t seem to have caused any problems in the westbound lanes on the same bridge.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 01:03:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 11402 at http://www.kplu.org SDOT Reviving Rough Downtown Spots by Recruiting Food Trucks http://www.kplu.org/post/sdot-reviving-rough-downtown-spots-recruiting-food-trucks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You might think of the Seattle Department of Transportation as the city’s pothole-fillers and construction crews. But </span>SDOT<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is also involved in a whole range of what you might call social-engineering projects—efforts to create vibrant public spaces.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And SDOT has turned to food trucks in an attempt to transform troublesome downtown spots into welcoming public spaces.</span></p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:06:52 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 10880 at http://www.kplu.org SDOT Reviving Rough Downtown Spots by Recruiting Food Trucks 104 pedestrians killed in 8 years; more Seattle streets should be on a diet, advocates say http://www.kplu.org/post/104-pedestrians-killed-8-years-more-seattle-streets-should-be-diet-advocates-say <p class="p2">Cars and pedestrians collided fatally in Seattle 90 times between 2001 and 2009 &ndash; killing 104 pedestrians. <span class="s1">The advocacy group <a href="http://walkinginseattle.org/?p=2910"><span class="s2">Walking in Seattle</span></a> reports that <a href="http://batchgeo.com/map/83f152c8456cd0029d995984643627a0"><span class="s2">28 of the fatal incidents could have been prevented by rechannelization or road diets.</span></a></span></p><p class="p2">The pedestrian-friendly group says Seattle should consider putting the streets where these 28 collisions occurred on a road diet. The city of Seattle has one street on the books.</p><p class="p2"> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 18:10:30 +0000 Evan Hoover 4172 at http://www.kplu.org 104 pedestrians killed in 8 years; more Seattle streets should be on a diet, advocates say