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Surface streets, freeway off ramps and the I-5 make a prepositional noodle work through downtown Seattle. The I-5 splits the city in half length-wise, making cross town traffic challenging at peak travel times. Diamond lanes for carpools of 2 or more people are incorporated, and there are express lanes that can run north or south to help ease long-range travellers through the downtown areas. There are no toll roads in the system, and even bridges are toll free.