Play, Learning, Art, Color, Exercise, and Nature

Elements of streets and the public realm can bring joy and create an engaging public realm where people of all ages want to be, in turn encouraging walking and the use of transit. Elements can all work together to create vibrant spaces where there are opportunities in the right of way. In a rapidly densifying city with higher density housing and more people with limited access to private yard spaces, the right of way takes on an added significance as community places and open space. 

  1. Learning in the right of way
  2. Play in the right of way
  3. Art, color, and design in the right of way
  4. Exercise in the right of way
  5. Nature in the right of way


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is on a mission to deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities for everyone as we work to achieve our vision of Seattle as a thriving, equitable community powered by dependable transportation.