Youth Transportation Summit

Updated November 28, 2023

Youth Transportation Summit

You’re invited to the City of Seattle’s Youth Transportation Summit! A free event specifically for young adults ages 14-24. 

Register here:  

The City of Seattle is ecstatic to host our first ever Youth Transportation Summit at the Westin Seattle. Our goal is to learn about how the pandemic has changed the transportation experiences of young people and we want to center your voices in upcoming climate responsive transportation investments! 

The summit is happening in response to Mayor Harrell’s Climate Justice Executive Order issued last Winter. The summit will build on the momentum of recent wins such as statewide implementation of free youth transit and ask youth the pivotal question: “What’s next?” 

This full day event will be separated into two portions. During the first half of the day, community experts will be presenting on topics such as transportation access, climate optimism, mobility justice, youth transportation, youth advocacy, and environmental racism. The second half of the day will be devoted to afternoon discussions to hear feedback from youth and to incorporate this feedback into the creation of the Youth Climate & Transportation Action Plan that will be delivered to Mayor Harrell. 


Participant Eligibility

  • Ages 14-24

  • You live, work, study, or play in Seattle

  • You have a passion for climate justice and transportation access!

Register to Attend

Don’t miss your chance to register to attend and participate in the City of Seattle Youth Transportation Summit! Register now to secure your spot. Last day to register is December 5. 

If you are under 18, please complete and send a photo consent form to Pictures of the completed form as well as paper copies delivered on the day of the event will also be accepted. You do not need to complete a photo consent form in order to attend the Summit.

Photo Consent Form

Participant Registration Form

Event Information

Date and Location

Date: December 9, 2023

Time: 9:30AM - 3:30PM

Location: The Westin Seattle, Floor 2, 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Light Refreshments
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Welcome and Event Overview
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM Finding Our "Why"
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Opening Presentations
11:10 AM - 11:30 AM Morning Session 1
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM Morning Session 2
12:10 PM - 12:55 PM Lunch
1:05 PM - 2:20 PM Create Draft Youth Climate and Transportation Action Plan
2:20 PM - 2:30 PM Break
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Share Out & Vote on Youth Climate and Transportation Action Plan
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Closing Statements


Maketa Wilborn will be facilitating the event and will be assisting in the creation of the Youth Climate and Transportation Action Plan.

More information to come! 

Frequently Asked Questions


For any questions and concerns, please contact


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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