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.
Join AIA Seattle’s Transportation Task Force – meets 2nd Tuesdays of the month at 5:30 pm at CFAD. Everyone is welcome.
- Sound Transit – West Seattle & Ballard Link Extensions: Community Engagement Guide & Neighborhood Forums
- Transportation Choices
For additional information on AIA Seattle public policy priorities and activitiesor to share your views as an AIA Seattle member, contact Manager of Advocacy Kirsten Smith.