Draft 2019-2023 Networks & Targets

CTR Strategic Plan and Updated Networks & Draft Targets for 2019-2023

SDOT has been working to update CTR networks and targets to fit the ever-changing context of transportation and commuting in Seattle as we head into the next biennium and beyond. As the city grows, it is ever more important to use our transportation system efficiently - and to therefore continue to make reductions in the proportion of drive alone trips.

Draft CTR Strategic Plan for 2019-2023

Our Draft 2019-2023 CTR Strategic Plan, available for download here [link], includes a full analysis of the progress we have made over the last few years, including performance as well as program improvements. It contains our new metrics and means for strengthening the program and measuring our progress. You can also refer to the Executive Summary for a short overview [link].

The strategic plan analysis indicated how the program should evolve by adapting to the changing city and its commuting patterns. The Plan therefore includes both edited networks and new targets beginning in 2019. These are summarized below. For background on how these were determined, all the details are in our draft plan. You can also refer to the 2013-2018 Networks and Targets to view information about the previous program period.

We welcome your comments and questions on the plan. Please use the contact information on this page to reach out. 

Updated Networks

Some network boundaries were edited or added to give greater geographical accuracy and more granular context to different neighborhoods whose transportation context is changing in different ways and at differing paces. 

New CTR Networks 2019-2023

New CTR Networks Map

Updated Targets

With this draft CTR Strategic Plan, new Drive Alone Rate (DAR) targets are established for additional time horizons to support achievement of Seattle's overall mode split goals. Once again, the achievement of all network targets together means that the city as a whole also accomplishes its goal. The plan extends the horizon to the city's 2035 future DAR target of 25%, established as the citywide all trips goal by the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

Network Area 2017/2018* Draft 2019/2020 Draft 2023/2024 Draft 2035/2036
Elliott Corridor/Interbay 53.2% 51.6% 48.6% 41.7%
East Seattle 50.1% 49.5% 48.2% 45.6%
Fremont/Green Lake 52.1% 51.4% 49.9% 46.6%
Northgate 67.5% 64.1% 58.0% 45.4%
South Seattle 65.6% 63.9% 60.6% 53.2%
U District 35.4% 34.7% 33.2% 30.0%
Pioneer Square & Chinatown/International District 23.5% 22.9% 21.8% 19.2%
South Lake Union & Uptown 30.7% 29.3% 26.7% 21.3%
Belltown & Denny Triangle 23.0% 21.8% 19.6% 15.2%
Capitol Hill, Pike/Pine, & First Hill 38.7% 38.1% 36.9% 34.2%
Commercial Core 17.7% 17.5% 17.0% 15.9%
Citywide 31.3% 30.5% 28.8% 25.0%

*These rates are not targets. They are based on the targets established for the current commuter networks defined in Seattle's CTR program for the 2017/2018 period and have been adjusted for the new network boundaries. Rates are for informational use only.