After decades as a car-dominated city, Seattle’s enormous investment in mass transit transformed the city.
Now, it’s easy to live without driving every day or without owning a car at all.
Light-rail ridership is surging; after the most recent expansion, the number of daily users jumped 89 percent, to 65,100 people on an average weekday, compared with the year before. The 4-mile trip from the university to downtown, which could take 20 minutes by car on a good day or 40 minutes on a gridlocked day, shrank to eight minutes.
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