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One Center City: The Public Realm and Human Experience

One Center City creates a 20-year vision and action plan to improve transportation and provide great public spaces for everyone. This means easy, affordable, and reliable travel options, as well as public spaces that are vibrant, safe and inviting. The City of Seattle, King County Metro, Sound Transit and the Downtown Seattle Association are all partnering to achieve this goal.

The ten neighborhoods of One Center City.

The ten neighborhoods of One Center City.

Over the next year, the plan will set priorities for how we allocate street space to serve our mobility and public space needs. Our strategies will ensure that all the pieces of our transportation system work together, including the public realm elements that drive good development, support prosperous retail districts and foster livable communities.

The Public Realm includes:

OCC1The One Center City public realm strategy will identify distinct streets, active pedestrian locations, and unique spaces that capture people’s interest. We want your help to discover what makes your neighborhood unique and inviting. Help us expand those special places where neighbors, visitors and workers can linger, recreate, or socialize. Let us know how the transportation systems serve these areas.OCC2Be part of our 20-year plan to create spaces, inviting people of all ages to enjoy with good design and public amenities. To learn more and get engaged, go to