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Southeast Transportation Study (SETS)

Keeping Seattle Moving

SDOT would like to thank all those who worked with us to shape the Southeast Transportation Study (SETS). SETS will help guide public and private transportation investments in Southeast Seattle through 2030 to provide greater safety, mobility, and access for all modes of travel.

SETS contains 72 project recommendations estimated to cost $67 million. SETS established priorities and, as project recommendations in this report move towards implementation, SDOT will again reach out to affected neighborhoods to provide information and secure their input.

Download the full report here.


The Southeast Transportation Study (SETS) builds on existing planning to provide a comprehensive, transportation plan for the area. It will serve as a blueprint for financing and programming transportation improvements in Southeast Seattle over the next two decades.

In 2004, ground breaking occurred for the initial route and stations for Seattle's first light rail system marking a major milestone for Seattle as well as an unprecedented investment in public transportation dollars in Southeast neighborhoods.

To maximize the light rail investment and support the growth and change in Southeast neighborhoods, the City of Seattle is working together with the Southeast community through Mayor Nickel's Southeast Action Agenda. Public investment in Southeast Seattle includes major redevelopment of the Seattle Housing Authority's NewHolly and Rainier Vista communities as well as millions of dollars in City resources for local projects and programs. Together, these efforts create a rare opportunity to help shape the future of this vibrant, diverse area.

The study area is bound by the City limits to the south, Interstate 90 to the north, Interstate 5 to the west, and Lake Washington to the east. Also included is the area bounded by S. Dearborn Street, Davis Place SE and Interstate 90.

The study's goals are to:

  • Improve mobility and safety for the diverse needs of Southeast Seattle.
  • Improve the transportation network with a particular focus on connections to the new light rail system.
  • Support the growth to enhance neighborhood livability.
  • Make cost effective investments to maintain existing roads and build on other existing efforts.
  • Prioritize transportation improvements that support the City's Comprehensive Plan as well as the strategies and actions defined in the Seattle Transportation Strategic Plan Update.

Get Involved
Our goal is to incorporate representatives from the large geographic area and populations that may not be traditionally involved such as senior citizens, non-English speaking, people of color, persons with disabilities, and immigrant groups. The community advisory body to the study is the Core Community Team (CCT). Members of the public are welcome to attend CCT meetings. The project team can also give presentations to community groups.


For more information, please contact Tony Mazzella, SDOT Project Manager,, telephone 206.684.0811.

Related Documents

June 26thAgenda

March 28th Agenda
East Link Flyer March 2007

CCT Nov 8th Meeting Summary

CCT Nov 8th Meeting Presentation Materials:
   • Needs Report
   • Traffic Analysis

Additional SETS matrix items

CCT June 29th meeting summary

CCT June 29th meeting presentation materials

SETS - Draft evaluation criteria

Transportation Strategic Plan

Links to other projects in Southeast Seattle:

Rainier Traffic Safety Project

Chief Sealth Trail
Link Light Rail

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