From the moment you arrive here you can be on the move, whether you are exploring the city underground by foot, kayaking along freshwater lakes or sheltered Puget Sound, or being whisked up the Space Needle, over the area by seaplane, or along bike-friendly streets aboard the new Emerald City Trolley.
As the country’s fifth-largest port, and the home of Boeing aviation for more than 100 years, Seattle has established itself as an important transportation hub. Enter the city on a new light rail service that links Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to downtown, and then get out and explore this vibrant city of 4 million people and learn about the evolution of transportation here over the past century. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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