On Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at Pyramid Alehouse, the Seattle Planning Commission unveiled its much anticipated report, Seattle Transit Communities – Integrating Neighborhoods With Transit.
Councilmembers Sally Clark, Tom Rasmussen, Mike O’Brien, and Sally Bagshaw joined the Commission and 125 attendees from the Mayor’s office, other City departments, partner agencies such as Sound Transit and King County Metro, stakeholder organizations, neighborhood groups, developers, and members of the public at the unveiling.
A concise primer and recommendations on what it takes to create and support successful transit communities in Seattle.
New transit investment in Link light rail, regional express bus, commuter rail, RapidRide BRT, and streetcar supplements Seattle’s already world-renowned local bus and ferry systems.
The Commission report outlines strategies, actions, and investments for creating livable communities where Seattleites enjoy car-free access to work, school, shopping, and fun including;
- Fourteen priority Seattle transit communities where timely investment will provide the most benefit.
- Four Seattle-specific transit community typologies to guide appropriate land use and necessary investments to create successful transit communities while preserving unique neighborhood identities.
- Funding strategies for implementing “essential components for livability” – parks, open space, libraries, sidewalks, plazas, pedestrian improvements, lighting – needed to complete these vibrant, great neighborhoods.
Download a copy of the commission’s report at: www.seattle.gov/planningcommission/