Seattle is one of the fastest-growing cities in America, and the city is making bold investments to ensure that most residents live within walking distance of frequent transit, according to a new video produced by StreetFilms and TransitCenter. The region will also be the site of the 2017 ULI Spring Meeting.
“Seattle can’t handle any more cars than we currently have,” Scott Kubly said, director of the Seattle Department of Transportation, as part of the video. “Our mode split needs to go from 30 percent single occupancy vehicle to 25 percent, and the lion’s share of that is going to be carried on the bus.”
The city’s efforts are paying off–both bus and rail ridership have seen gains in recent years, and 70 percent of trips to downtown Seattle are not in private vehicles.