Transportation, Livable Streets

A Category Archive

Metro’s electric-vehicle Metropool program debuts at Seattle Children’s

The nation’s first electric-vehicle vanpools quietly fired up their engines at a dedication ceremony at Seattle Children’s on Tuesday, August 30, as four Nissan LEAF cars were added to the commute options for Children’s employees as part of King County’s new “Metropool.” The LEAF, which seats five people, is a 100% electric, no gas, no tailpipe, no emissions vehicle with an estimated driving range of 100 miles on a single charge. Read full post »

Community Meeting Reminder

You’re invited to two community meetings about transportation improvements happening in NE Seattle.

April 30, 2011
Open House
10am to 2pm    
Center for Urban Horticulture
NHS Hall
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98195 Read full post »

Livable Streets Initiative Gathers Momentum

Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

Guest blog, by Paulo Nunes-Ueno, director of Seattle Children’s Transportation Department

Seattle Children’s kicked off the Livable Streets Initiative last year with the goal of working with our community to improve mobility, safety and livability in Northeast Seattle. A key focus was to achieve these goals through improvements to the walking and bicycling environment. Through the course of this effort, three central themes emerged: Read full post »

Weekend Transportation Workshop Reminder

We hope you can join us for this weekend’s community meeting about transportation improvements happening in NE Seattle: 

March 19, 2011   
Workshop    
10am to 2pm    
Laurelhurst Elementary  
Lunchroom/Auditorium  
4530 46th Ave NE   
Seattle, WA 98105   Read full post »

Two Community Meetings and Free Bike Helmets!

You’re invited to two community meetings about transportation improvements happening in NE Seattle.

March 19, 2011   
Workshop    
10am to 2pm    
Laurelhurst Elementary  
Lunchroom/Auditorium  
4530 46th Ave NE   
Seattle, WA 98105   

Read full post »

Livable Streets Initiative Final Report

Guest Blog by: Paulo Nunes-Ueno,  Transportation Director at Seattle Children’s

We are proud to share with you the Livable Streets Initiative Final Report. The report proposes projects that will accompany Seattle Children’s Major Institution Master Plan and will improve transportation in NE Seattle over the next 20 years. The report is the result of collaboration with hundreds of community residents and over a dozen community organizations and advocacy groups that have come together over the last year with the goal of making our streets more livable. Read full post »

Utility Work Traffic Control Planning

Between Jan. 10 and Feb. 14, 2011, periodic utility work will occur along Sand Point Way, 40th Ave. NE and NE 45th Street.  This work is essential as we are preparing the Laurelon Terrace site for the beginning stages of construction.  Flaggers will be present to help with traffic control and all work will be performed during regular work hours.  We appreciate your patience and support! Please feel free to contact us with questions on our 24-hour message hotline, 206-987-7744. 

For additional information on this work, sign up for Twitter updates at http://twitter.com/SCHconstruction

Alternative commuting by Children’s staff makes a difference!

Guest Blog by: Paulo Nunes-Ueno,  Transportation Director at Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s staff have had a culture of alternative commuting for a while, but the coming expansion of the hospital is making those efforts even more important. This year, Seattle Children’s Transportation Department has rolled out several new initiatives to help staff get to work other than by driving alone – and we’re seeing positive results already! Read full post »

Utility Pole Removal on Sand Point Way NE Rescheduled for December 10

A Qwest utility pole which is no longer needed to service the Laurelon Terrace site has been re-scheduled for removal this Friday, December 10.  Qwest will have flaggers on site for a brief traffic stop while they remove the overhead cable that runs just northwest of 40th Ave NE along Sand Point Way NE.  Following the cable removal there will be a brief traffic closure of the curb lane in the northwest bound Sand Point Way NE traffic while they secure the pole on a truck.

Livable Streets Workshop Event a Success

Guest Blog by: Paulo Nunes-Ueno,  Transportation Director at Seattle Children’s

We truly appreciate your support this Saturday at the workshop. The event can fairly be described as a smashing success. We received hundreds of comments, gave away dozens of helmets and provided countless Skillz and Thrillz to little ones on trikes, bikes and scooters. Read full post »