Policy Brief: Housing’s Impact on Transportation

by | Nov 22, 2023 | News

As Seattle leaders prepare to make major decisions on housing growth and transportation in 2024, our data highlights the impact of housing policy on transportation outcomes.

Housing policy is transportation policy. With major decisions on the One Seattle Comprehensive Plan and the Seattle Transportation Plan looming in 2024, the impact of housing policy on transportation outcomes has never been more important.

Our new policy brief dives into the data to help leaders better understand the nexus between housing and transportation. Our 2022 Seattle Commute Survey data shows that dense, multifamily housing close to the urban core leads to transportation habits that reduce traffic and climate impacts, and help the City reach its transportation goals.

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