Programs & Policies

Many plans and policies guide our work to create an equitable and climate-friendly transportation system that connects livable, healthy neighborhoods. The City works with other agencies, such as King County and Sound Transit to achieve these goals.

Programs & Policies

Programs & Policies

Electric Vehicles
Promoting electric vehicles is an important part of the City’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases from cars and trucks on Seattle’s roads, which make up 40 percent of our city-wide footprint and are the single largest source of emissions.
Pedestrian Program
The Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) Pedestrian Program seeks to encourage more walking by creating an environment where pedestrians can walk safely and comfortably.
Way to Go, Seattle!
Way to Go, Seattle! is your one stop source for SDOT incentive programs, mobility apps and info about changing to walking, biking, using transit, and carpooling.
Neighborhood Greenways
Neighborhood Greenways provide people of all ages and abilities with comfortable and attractive places to walk, ride a bike, skate and run and connect people to parks, schools and local shops.
Neighborhood Planning
Transportation planning is a vital element to ensure our neighborhoods have easy access for pedestrians, transit, bicyclists, trucks and cars.

Codes & Regulations

Electric Vehicles
Promoting electric vehicles is an important part of the City’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases from cars and trucks on Seattle’s roads, which make up 40 percent of our city-wide footprint and are the single largest source of emissions.

Strategic Plans

Bike Master Plan
The goal of this Department of Transportation plan is to triple the amount of bicycling in Seattle between 2007 and 2017, and to reduce the rate of bicycle collisions by one third during the same timeframe.
Ped Master Plan
A key element of the City's pedestrian program, the Pedestrian Master Plan is a long-term action plan to make Seattle the most walkable city in the nation.
Seattle's Comprehensive Plan
Our comprehensive plan, Toward a Sustainable Seattle, is a 20-year vision and roadmap for Seattle’s future and provides the framework for most of Seattle’s big-picture decisions on how to grow while preserving and improving our neighborhoods.