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WSDOT Active Transportation Plan

Welcome! Share your thoughts right now. Deadline for comments on this draft plan: 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 2021

Welcome to our online open house for the State Active Transportation Plan, Part 1. We’re working for a future in which walking and rolling connections are complete and comfortable. As a result of completing, connecting, and maintaining this network, Washingtonians of all ages and abilities will be able to walk, bike or roll to get where they want to go, the same way that people driving have a complete network that was built over time.

To provide your input by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 2021:

Free, temporary internet access is available to those who do not have broadband service in locations throughout the state. To find the nearest WiFi Hotspot visit the list maintained by the Dept. of Commerce.

  1. Review the document (PDF 6.79 MB): Links to a PDF document of the Washington State Active Transportation Plan Part 1 draft formatted to be ADA-accessible.
  2. If you’d like an orientation before starting your reading, review the webinar we held to provide an overview of the plan. PDF of webinar slides and video recording of presentation from Jan. 13 with real-time (uncorrected) captioning of audio shown on screen.
  3. Comment on the document: Links to a form for you to share your comments on each chapter. The form also requests demographic information to help us understand whether we have received responses from a sample that represents all Washington residents and where we can improve our outreach in the future.
    • Focus comments on elements you think are important to keep, change, or add to make this information useful, complete, and accurate.
    • No need to provide comments on copy editing, typographical errors, or layout. The document is a draft and will receive additional editing and layout adjustment before being finalized.
    • You’re welcome to provide feedback on policy issues that may be addressed in Part 2.

Please share this online open house with your friends, family, and neighbors. We want their opinions too. Tag the link #WSDOTactive if you’re sharing on social media.

Part 1 and Part 2

This draft document is Part 1 of the overall plan. It covers these topics:

  • Purpose and need of the statewide active transportation plan
  • Benefits of active transportation
  • Current state of active transportation in Washington
  • Concerns and priorities gathered through public engagement for the plan’s development
  • Methodology, data sources, and results of a statewide needs assessment focused on state right-of-way and its suitability for active transportation
  • Broad cost estimates for changes to state right-of-way and local systems to improve conditions for active transportation; not presented as location-specific details

Part 2 will come out in 2021 and will cover these topics:

  • Identification of policy topics relevant to the plan’s analysis and implementation
  • Performance measures associated with the plan’s goals
  • Next steps for development of an implementation and action plan