Children’s has long been recognized as a leader in Transportation Demand Management (TDM) receiving awards from the Governor’s office, King County and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The hospital’s programs have substantially reduced the rate of employees driving alone to work from 73% in 1995 to 38% today.

With the input of the Citizens Advisory Committee, Seattle Department of Transportation and Department of Planning and Development, Children’s developed a Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) to focus on sustainable transportation programs.

The CTP includes a Transportation Management Plan (TMP) to mitigate vehicle traffic related to master plan expansion by shifting even more employees and visitors from single-occupancy vehicles (SOV) to bicycling, walking, shuttles and transit. In addition, the CTP goes above and beyond the traditional TMP elements by including a substantial investment in transportation infrastructure improvements outside the hospital campus. The major Transportation Management Plan elements are:

  • Robust shuttle-to-transit system linking Children’s to regional transit hubs
  • Innovative bicycle programs including Flexbike (shared bicycle program) and Company Bikes which offers free bicycles to employees committed to cycling at least two days per week
  • Increased financial rewards for employees who commute without driving alone
  • Campus design and near-site improvements to encourage alternative transportation
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for NE 45th Street / Montlake Boulevard / Sand Point Way NE to optimize the performance of key intersections and reduce vehicle delay and travel time
  • Contributions to capital projects that will improve the Northeast Seattle transportation network
  • Investments in walkable and bikeable Northeast Seattle
  • Out-of-area parking

Read the Final Report from our Livable Streets Workshop!

On Saturday, November 13, more than 300 community members participated in Seattle Children's Livable Streets Workshop to provide their input about pedestrian, bike and street improvements they'd like to see in NE Seattle.

View the Livable Streets Final Report here (5MB)

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