We help transportation agencies and key stakeholders design and implement visionary and innovative approaches to engagement, transportation policy and planning to meet long-lasting connectivity needs.


Seattle Department of Transportation

Levy to Move Seattle

Uncommon Bridges, formerly BDS Planning & Urban Design, is currently supporting community engagement and equity advising to the Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) Levy to Move Seattle renewal package.


City of Seattle

Seattle Waterfront Renewal & Park Funding

Brian Scott moved to Seattle and founded Uncommon Bridges (as BDS Planning & Urban Design) in 2009 as an outgrowth of his role as lead facilitator for the City of Seattle’s planning effort on the replacement of the Central Waterfront portion of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.


Puget Sound Regional Council

Regional Safety Action Plan & Transportation Futures Task Force

In 2016 Uncommon Bridges, formerly BDS Planning & Urban Design, facilitated Puget Sound Regional Council’s (PSRC) Transportation Task Force in a data-driven, actionable conversation about the Puget Sound region’s current and future transportation challenges and opportunities culminating in a Transportation Futures Study.