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Word on the Street: One Center City

One Center City is a partnership between the City of Seattle, King County, Sound Transit and the Downtown Seattle Association. We’re working together to create a plan for how we connect, experience and move through Seattle’s Center City neighborhoods.

The ten neighborhoods of One Center City.

Since January, the One Center City team has been hard at work talking to people about near-term strategies that could help address some of the congestion we’ll experience in the next few years as a result of housing and employment growth and the inevitable construction impacts from transportation and private development projects.

Potential strategies include:

Advisory Group members discussing potential near-term strategies for One Center City.

Listening to the public has been the top priority of the One Center City team. We’ve met and talked with more than 60 organizations in Seattle and nearby cities, thanks to connections from our Advisory Group. One Center City hosted a town hall, participated in a happy hour, held on-line and in-person workshops, attended open houses and gathered feedback through the City of Seattle Community Liaison program.

What we’ve heard so far:

  • Make safety a priority
  • Focus on people first
  • Create a network of safe bike facilities
  • Consider effects on the regional transportation system
  • Evaluate impacts of restructures on people with mobility impairments and cash riders
  • Identify ways to improve transfer environments
  • Enhance the travel experience for all users
  • Focus on managing drive-alone demand and increasing the person-moving capacity of streets
  • Include freight and delivery strategies
  • Consider innovative and creative solutions

We’re using this feedback to explore solutions that are accessible, equitable, and feasible. Find out more about One Center City, the near-term strategies, and how to get involved at