Your chance to show SDOT’s new director around

Though Greg Spotts has yet to be confirmed as SDOT director, he starts work – initially as interim director – in a few weeks, and SDOT is already inviting people/organizations to request the opportunity to take him on a tour. (When Mayor Bruce Harrell introduced him last month, Spotts said he intended to start with a “listening tour,” and this is apparently the first step.) Spotts gave a short self-introductory speech to the City Council’s Transportation and Public Utilities Committee last week; you can see it here, 16 minutes into the meeting. If you want to be part of a tour, here’s how to send your request.

11 Replies to "Your chance to show SDOT's new director around"

  • Revilo August 23, 2022 (3:11 pm)

    I just signed up to give Greg a tour from the front seat of my truck.  I’m really hoping SDOT will be receptive to this tour of the good, the bad and the ugly of Seattle transportation through the lens of a regular working class stiff.  He may have wished he had the opportunity for this tour prior to taking the position. 

    • Reed August 23, 2022 (5:52 pm)

      Be sure to share your support for making more bike lanes and transit options available for people who don’t have to drive. This will relieve road congestion for folks like you who have to drive.

      • Revilo August 24, 2022 (12:22 pm)

        We will be talking about bike lanes, bus lanes, plastic bollards, sidewalks, bus stops, speed bumps, speed limits, cross walks, parking, channelization, lighting, maintenance, signage, trees, ordinance compliance, policing,  Uber (and other ride share), stop signs, stop lights, arterials, paving, and a few more items; time permitting.  This will be an A+ tour.

  • Derek August 23, 2022 (3:28 pm)

    Is he going to promote public transit and expediting ST3 so we can get the train over here??

    • WSB August 23, 2022 (3:53 pm)

      As we reported previously, he said he is excited to be joining SDOT as light rail expands in the city, and LA light rail is one of the large projects he had some involvement with during his time in the LA Mayor’s Office.

    • Mr J August 23, 2022 (4:27 pm)

      ST3 is Sound Transit they are not the same as SDOT so they will not have any sway over that.

      • Derek August 24, 2022 (12:54 pm)

        Different agencies but definitely work in conjunction.  There’s other public transit in the city besides ST too.

    • nwpolitico August 23, 2022 (5:16 pm)

      Why expand bus service, construct an aerial gondola, or build a train underground when you can build an elevated railway to demolish businesses, jam traffic and pollute air during construction, destroy our forest, and throw hundreds of people out of their homes?

  • Bus August 23, 2022 (4:15 pm)

    Yea ,ask him to take the bus at nite,the bus that goes round and round. No fares required.

    • Canton August 23, 2022 (6:51 pm)

      Not even our old traffic czar, the General would do that. Must have been nice to make $195,000 to casually ride and observe local traffic.

  • MLI August 23, 2022 (7:29 pm)

    Does anyone know if the beacon light that was knocked down in the accident at 16th & myrtle will be replaced? or when?

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