‘Major area’ of Seattle could forbid most cars under city’s new, greener transportation plan

In the next two years, Seattle will create incentives for public and private companies to electrify their vehicles, encourage more walking, biking and transit ridership and may propose fees on driving in certain parts of the city to decrease congestion.

By 2030, under the “Clean Transportation Electrification Blueprint,” all ride-hailing trips would be electric and emissions free; almost one-third of deliveries would be made with vehicles that don’t emit carbon; a “major area” of Seattle would be restricted to most cars; and charging stations would be reliable and readily available throughout the city.

These are Seattle’s ambitious targets for an electrified transportation system that reduces carbon emissions and fossil-fuel dependency within the decade, envisioned under a set of goals released Wednesday.