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** Transportation in Seattle **

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Alaskan Way Viaduct, Downtown Seattle
King County Water Taxi and downtown Seattle

As with many cities in western North America, *transportation in Seattle*
is largely by automobile, although Seattle is just old enough that its
layout reflects the age when railways and trolleys dominated.^[/not
verified in body/] These older modes of transportation made for a
relatively well-defined downtown and strong neighborhoods at the end of
several former streetcar lines, most of them now bus lines.

Because of the isthmus-like geography of Seattle and the concentration of
jobs within the city,^[/not verified in body/] much of the transportation
movement in the Seattle metropolitan area is through the city proper.
North-south transportation is highly dependent on Interstate 5 corridor,
which connects the Puget Sound area with southwest Washington cities, the
Portland metropolitan area, and cities to the north such as Bellingham. I-5
continues as British Columbia Highway 99 at the US-Canada border's Peace
Arch crossing, between Blaine and Surrey. State Route 99 is also a major
arterial in the western half of the city and includes the Alaskan Way
Viaduct along the Seattle waterfront. Because of seismic instability, the
Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement tunnel will succeed the elevated viaduct in
2015. Transportation to and from the east is via State Route 520's
Evergreen Point Floating Bridge and Interstate 90's Lacey V. Murrow
Memorial Bridge and Third Lake Washington Bridge, all over Lake Washington.
Those bridges are the first, second, and fifth longest floating bridges in
the world, respectively. State Route 522 connects Seattle to its
northeastern suburbs.

Unlike most North American cities, water transportation remains important.
Washington State Ferries, the largest ferry system in the United States


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