The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is looking to improve the traffic plan for the University District through a 12-month study.
“Traditionally, it’s hard to get students involved in the more mundane
things that happen in the city,” said Casey Hildreth, associate planner for the
Policy and Planning division of SDOT.
“They’re [at school] for four years and move on, but the student population
itself will always be there, and they represent a huge portion of who uses the
transportation in the area.”
Students, more so than any other community in
Seattle, ride bikes, walk to school or take the bus, Hildreth said.
“In this unique way, their perspective is more important than anyone else
in the city,” he said.
We at IamSeattleTraffic.org encourage folks to take personal responsibility to improve traffic overall, and students are a great example of it. Walking/biking/bussing are great ways to improve traffic. But even when driving, you can share the road.