Any successful attempt to promote design and quality of life initiatives in the built environment must include transportation as an integral part of the whole. Regional transportation solutions that address equity, sustainability and quality of life issues while providing a range of transportation options are at the heart of AIA Seattle’s transportation agenda.
Our Priorities for Transportation
- Reduce single occupancy vehicle trips throughout our region.
- Target the negative environmental impacts of our region’s transportation systems; emphasize lower-emission transportation options.
- Promote equitable access to transportation options for our region’s diverse peoples and communities, including all ages and abilities.
- Maintain currency with the growing spectrum of new mobility devices and systems. Assure that emerging technologies solve transportation problems equitably and without creating new ones.
- Promote community wellness and safety through appropriate design solutions for new and existing transportation facilities.
- Foster connections between communities by building linkages across the city and the region.
- Contribute as planners and designers to compact, walkable, transit-oriented communities that will curb sprawl and worsening environmental conditions.
- Support the flow of goods and services throughout our region.
Transportation Task Force
The Transportation Task Force meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5:30-6:00 pm at CFAD. Everyone is welcome.
9/10 – Hear from MASS (Move All Seattle Sustainably) about the organization’s transportation policy package and discuss potential AIA endorsement.
AIA Seattle sent a letter to Mayor Durkan supporting Seattle’s downtown Central City Connector Streetcar line and asking her to formally approve the construction of this key connection to Seattle’s streetcar system. (A City Council ordinance was approved on Aug. 12.) Oct. 2018
- Sound Transit – West Seattle & Ballard Link Extensions: Community Engagement Guide & Neighborhood Forums
- Transportation Choices
- MASS – Move All Seattle Sustainably
For additional information on AIA Seattle public policy priorities and activities or to share your views as an AIA Seattle member, contact Manager of Advocacy Kirsten Smith.