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CityTrip - Helping you navigate the byways, highways and waterways in Seattle

Fun Facts: Seattle, covering 238 square kilometers, is built on steep hills and surrounded by bodies of water. The city is laced together with bridges that open to let ship traffic through and close to let land traffic across.

Seattle is shaped like an hourglass; Interstate 5 runs north-south up the middle of the city. There are other State-owned and run highways such as I-90 and I-405, as well as 1,524 lane miles of arterial throughways, 2,706 lane miles of streets and major thoroughfare structures such as the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

The city's transit commuters are served by 4 different regional transit companies; Metro Transit, Pierce Transit, Community Transit and Sound Transit.

On any given day, about 250,000 automobiles are in use in Seattle; 100,000 cars, taxis and trucks compete for space in Central Business District alone. The city has a parking meter program in the business districts and a residential parking zone program in some neighborhoods.

Depending on time of year, between 4,000 - 8,000 people commute around the city on bicycles. Seattle has 27 miles of off-street bikeways. A key city bikeway is the Burke-Gilman Trail.

Traffic Flow and Road Conditions

Traffic Congestion Map

Central Puget Sound Travel Times

Seattle Area Flowmaps - North Detail

Seattle Congestion Map West

Seattle Congestion Map South

Seattle Area Bridges Traffic Conditions

Seattle Center Traffic Hotline Information

Statewide Travel Alerts and Slowdowns

Live Traffic Cameras

SDOT Traffic Cameras

King County Commute traffic cameras

Snoqualmie Pass Report and Camera

Stevens Pass Report and Camera

Tacoma Area Cameras

Trip Maps

Airport and Harbor Maps

Bicycle Maps and Trails Routes

Carpool Parking in Downtown Seattle Map

Ferry Route Maps

Metro Bus Timetables and Route Maps


Metro Trip Planner

METRO Online

Metro Transit's Lost & Found



Ferries - Washington State Ferries

Gray Line of Seattle


Kitsap Transit

Northwest Trailways

Olympic Bus Lines

Port of Seattle

Smart Trek Transit Watch

Sound Transit

Pierce Transit (Pierce County)

WSDOT Public Transportation and Transit Division

WSDOT Rail Division

Direction Finders

Google Maps

Windows Live Local

Map Quest

Yahoo Map and Location Finder

Disclaimer: SDOT does not control or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on the above-linked web sites.

Other Resources

Driver Guide, Rules and Laws in Washington - Washington State

Rules of the Road - Washington State

Federal Highway Association

National Weather Service

Public Schools Emergency Communications System

U.S. Department of Transportation

Washington State Department of Transportation

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