Learning in the Right of Way

How is learning, age-friendly?

Developing elements for learning in the right-of-way is important for creating equal access to knowledge. Opportunities for learning and sharing through landmarks, interpretive signage, or other cultural signifiers can make the public places more interesting for youth as well as older adults and give those who move more slowly something interactive to be inspired by.

Where should learning be prioritized?

Learning through signage and three dimensional objects is recommended in the sidewalk and public spaces where adequate clearances exist (see Streets Illustrated), transit facilities and shelters, in civic spaces. 

Primary agencies responsible for learning in the right of way

  • Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation
  • Office of Planning and Community Development
  • King County Metro
  • Sound Transit
  • Community Organizations

Estimated cost*

$-$$ Can vary

* Cost levels:
$ = Under $100,000
$$ = $100,001-$500,000
$$$ = $500,001-$1,000,000
$$$$= Over $1,000,001


Seamless Seattle (Pilot wayfinding system)
Streets Illustrated clearance standards


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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