Modal Plans

The growth of our city drives most of the work we do as a transportation agency. Over the next 20 years, Seattle is expected to add 120,000 new people and 115,000 new jobs. That's a lot of new people. Car trips will continue to be a part of the mix, but more transit, walking, and biking, and how we move freight around, will be critical to making sure we retain a high quality of life for all.

How are we going to keep everyone (and all the stuff we rely on) moving safely and efficiently? Our 20-year plans for walking, biking, transit, and freight - what we call our modal master plans - set up a framework for answering that question. We revisit these plans about every 5 years to make updates and make sure we're on track to maintain and grow a safe transportation system for everyone.

Bicycle Master Plan

Bicycle Master Plan

Our goal is to make riding a bike a comfortable and integral part of daily life in Seattle for people of all ages and abilities. Building out a connected network of protected bike lanes and neighborhood greenways will make sure people young and old, the fast and fearless riders, casual riders, and everyone in between can feel safe and comfortable riding a bike. It's a healthy, affordable, and clean way to get around.

Pedestrian Master Plan

Pedestrian Master Plan

Our goal is to make Seattle the most walkable city in America. The Pedestrian Master Plan lays out priorities and tools to help us get there. Making equitable investments that improve safety and comfort for people of all ages and abilities drives our decision making. 

Freight Master Plan

Freight Master Plan

Our local and regional economy depends on goods getting into, out of, and around Seattle. From making sure store shelves are stocked to waiting in eager anticipation for that next day delivery item to arrive at your door step, freight takes many forms. The Freight Master Plan focuses on safe and reliable urban truck freight movement in the context of our growing demand for goods and services. 

Transit Master Plan

Transit Master Plan

Investments in buses, street car, and light rail will keep our city moving. The Transit Master Plan identifies a mix of transit types, which corridors to focus on, and how we can prioritize the safe and reliable movement of transit on our streets, to move the most number of people as we continue to grow. Investments in buses, street car, and light rail will keep our city moving.