Move Seattle

10-year Strategic Vision for Transportation

Seattle today is facing the challenges that come with being one of the fastest-growing major cities in the country. At the same time, global trends are reshaping our transportation needs and the tools available to meet them. We are ready to meet these challenges head on as we progress towards the Seattle of tomorrow.

Move Seattle is a strategic document that lays out the work we will do and how we will do it over the next ten years and into the future, through three key elements:

  1. We will organize our daily work around our core values.

    A safe, interconnected, vibrant, affordable, and innovative city are the pillars of Mayor Murray’s vision for Seattle. These values support our vision for transportation in Seattle.
  2. We will integrate our modal plans to deliver transformational projects.

    The four modal master plans (20-year visions for freight, transit, walking and bicycling) are complete or nearly complete. We are integrating them into a nearer-term strategy for improving our streets and sidewalks for all travelers. We want to improve the transportation system for all people, whether walking, driving a car or truck, taking transit, or riding a bike.
  3. We will prioritize our projects and work to identify funding.

    With the voter-approved Transportation Levy to Move Seattle, we have a core source of funding for transportation maintenance and improvements in Seattle over the next nine years. At the same time, we have a clear picture of the highest priority projects that require funding to be built.

Explore the full Move Seattle document to find out how SDOT is working to create a vibrant Seattle with connected people, places, and products.


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is on a mission to deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities for everyone as we work to achieve our vision of Seattle as a thriving, equitable community powered by dependable transportation.