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Record No: CB 119581    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119581
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 8/5/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 125885
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to Seattle's Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) program; adopting an updated Strategic Plan; adopting a local designation of Seattle's Center City as a "Growth and Transportation Efficiency Center" as defined by RCW 70.94.528; and amending Sections 25.02.030, 25.02.035, 25.02.040, 25.02.050, 25.02.055, 25.02.070, 25.02.080, and 25.02.090 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Commute Trip Reduction Strategic Plan 2019-2023
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to Seattle's Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) program; adopting an updated Strategic Plan; adopting a local designation of Seattle's Center City as a "Growth and Transportation Efficiency Center" as defined by RCW 70.94.528; and amending Sections 25.02.030, 25.02.035, 25.02.040, 25.02.050, 25.02.055, 25.02.070, 25.02.080, and 25.02.090 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, the Washington State Clean Air Act, codified as Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Chapter 70.94, requires certain local governments in those counties experiencing the greatest automobile-related pollution and traffic congestion to adopt and implement Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) plans and ordinances to reduce single-occupancy vehicle trips; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle ("City") recognizes the importance of increasing individual citizens' awareness of air quality, energy consumption, traffic congestion, and the contribution that employers and individuals can make towards addressing these issues; and
WHEREAS, the City's 2013 Seattle Climate Action Plan specifically calls for emissions-reduction strategies related to Seattle's transportation system, many of which relate to shifting transportation modes away from single-occupancy vehicle trips; and
WHEREAS, the City's 2035 Comprehensive Plan, most recently updated in 2018, identifies a citywide Drive Alone Rate (DAR) target of 25 percent by 2035; and
WHEREAS, since the last CTR Strategic Plan update in 2013, Seattle has seen residential and job growth but limited new roadway capacity, making efficient travel choices like transit, walking and biking, carpooling, and vanpooling more crucial for efficient and equitable growth; and
WHEREAS, Seattle's Center City area has grown significantly, with a transportation network that is stressed by many regionally significant development and infrastructure projects, and thus requires a designation a...

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