Over the next five years, Seattle’s downtown will be in a state of transition to meet the needs of our growing city. We’re calling this the Seattle Squeeze.
Traffic will be bad. We’ll all need to continue to do our part to change how we get to and through downtown Seattle.
Shop the Squeeze and Win!
Commuting Downtown? Get your camera ready! We’ve created a 2019 series of delightful photo contests to help boost awareness of small businesses throughout the Seattle Squeeze—and give commuters like you a chance to win some amazing prizes like a $100 pre-loaded ORCA card or Visa gift card. Join the fun and make the most of your commute today!
Summer Updates: Chinatown-International District, Downtown, and Pioneer Square
If you’re spending time in the Chinatown-International District, Downtown Seattle, or Pioneer Square this summer, stay informed about construction and other impacts. We’ve got details on projects and tips to make your time downtown as easy as possible. Also, check out one of these free events sponsored by the City.
Learn more about each neighborhood’s events:
How long will it take to get there?
Visit our Current Traffic page! It will tell you what typical travel times look like, the current traffic conditions, and expected travel times to and from the commercial core.