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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: SDOT Promotes Transportation Options in Pike/Pine Neighborhood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
4/17/2009  11:35:00 AM
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SDOT Promotes Transportation Options in Pike/Pine Neighborhood
Beverage coasters and fliers highlight Web site for mobile users

SEATTLE - The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has launched an informational campaign that promotes walking, bicycling and taking mass transit to and within the Pike/Pine neighborhood. Visitors and residents of the area will soon find, especially at the bottom of their mug or glass, suggestions for changing their travel habits and using their automobiles less. The coasters, informational flyers and associated Web site are part of the city’s efforts to better manage on-street parking, improve access to Seattle business districts and protect the environment.

Starting April 17 SDOT will begin delivering the campaign materials in the Pike/Pine area, and patrons will begin finding the unique coasters and fliers at participating establishments. The campaign materials ask readers to examine their transportation options and visit the department’s mobile device oriented “Way to Go, Seattle!” Web page. With a stripped down format for easy mobile access, this site provides quick info such as links to real-time bus arrival times at any stop in Seattle.

Through its Community Parking Program, SDOT has spent the past year working with Pike/Pine community groups, residents and businesses to improve on-street parking. These groups highlighted that nighttime parking in Pike/Pine is a significant challenge, so this effort is a direct response to those concerns.

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $12 billion transportation infrastructure. To further Mayor Nickels’ goal to get Seattle moving, the department manages short- and long-term investments in streets, bridges, pavement and trees, that better connect the city with the region.


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