Seattle has a long-term ambition to become the most walkable city in the United States. With Legible London as their reference, the City sought out Applied as the creators of the international benchmark to help develop the strategy and design to reach their ambitious goal. After the appointment from Seattle Department of Transportation, Applied began the development of a city-wide pedestrian wayfinding that will encourage and enable more walking.
Applied used its broad experience on city wayfinding to advise the City on proven design approaches for walking information.
A comprehensive wayfinding system has now started to be implemented. This system includes elements designed to connect the walking environment to transit facilities, and accessible, gradient-beating elevators & escalators.
To the city each year
To be completed on foot by 2035