Seattle Cut Car Commuting Downtown While Adding 60,000 Jobs

From 2010 to 2017, downtown Seattle added 60,000 jobs. Over the same time period, the number of solo car commuters into the city’s central business district dropped by 4,500, or 9 percent, according to a new report from Commute Seattle.

The city was able to absorb the employment boom without setting off a traffic explosion thanks mainly to a dramatic increase in transit ridership.

The number of transit commuters getting to work downtown has increased by 41,500

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