Seattle unveils 10-year transportation strategy

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray launched Move Seattle on Monday, a 10-year vision plan to shape the city's transportation strategy.

“Move Seattle will help transform our transportation system over the next 10 years,” Murray said. “With new technologies and infrastructure investments, we have the opportunity to reshape the way we get around the city.”

The focus of the strategy is to improve all travel modes throughout the city, including walking, bicycling, driving and mass transit. The strategy will use investments for projects that will serve all areas of the community.

The Ballard to Downtown project aims to improve the bus-transit system, as the city prepares for Sound Transit light rail. The city also will look to improve the traffic-signal system, which should help the flow of freight and car traffic within the city.

“Anything we can do to improve traffic and coordinate our planning is a win for everyone, whether we walk, bike or ride transit,” City Council member Tom Rasmussen, chairman of the council’s transportation committee, said.