CityTrip - Helping you navigate the byways, highways and waterways in SeattleFun 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 ConditionsTraffic 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 CamerasSDOT Traffic Cameras
King County Commute traffic cameras
Snoqualmie Pass Report and Camera
Stevens Pass Report and Camera
Tacoma Area Cameras
Trip MapsAirport and Harbor Maps
Bicycle Maps and Trails Routes
Carpool Parking in Downtown Seattle Map
Ferry Route Maps
Metro Bus Timetables and Route Maps
TransitMetro Trip Planner
Metro Transit's Lost & Found
Ferries - Washington State Ferries
Gray Line of Seattle
Olympic Bus Lines
Port of Seattle
Smart Trek Transit Watch
Pierce Transit (Pierce County)
WSDOT Public Transportation and Transit Division
WSDOT Rail Division
Direction FindersGoogle Maps
Windows Live Local
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 ResourcesDriver 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