Per Washington State Proclamation 20-28, in-person attendance at meetings is prohibited at this time. Commission members will participate in this meeting remotely through an online web-based meeting platform. At this time, there will be no regular public comment period. Please open the meeting agenda to view options for submitting public comment prior to the meeting.
The Transportation Commission is expected to help shape the future of Bellingham by taking a long-range, strategic look at transportation issues and providing recommendations on policy choices and investment priorities. The Transportation Commission absorbed the advisory responsibilities of the City’s Parking Commission and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, both disbanded effective at the end of 2009. The Transportation Commission operates under specific procedures.
The nine members of the Transportation Commission are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Members should represent a range of perspectives and expertise that will focus on the community’s long-term vision for mobility options throughout the city. Applicants must be residents of Whatcom County for at least two years, and the State of Washington for three years, to be eligible for appointment.
Transportation Commission meetings are typically held on the 2nd Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m.in the Mayor’s Board Room. See Meetings and Events for currently scheduled meetings.
- 2017 Transportation Commission Work Plan (PDF)
- Originating Ordinance (PDF)
- Advisors to Transportation Benefit District Ordinance (PDF)
- Operating Procedures (PDF)
- 2016 Comprehensive Plan – Transportation Element (PDF)
- 2016 Comprehensive Plan – Land Use Element (PDF)
- Bicycle Master Plan (PDF)
- Pedestrian Master Plan (PDF)
- Fairhaven Parking Task Force – Final Report (PDF)
- Waterfront Subarea Plan (PDF)
- Case Study: Moving Beyond the Automobile: Multimodal Transportation Planning Bellingham
- Case Study: Urban Village TIF Reduction Program in Bellingham
- Case Study: C-Curb Your Enthusiasm – Alabama Street Multimodal Safety Improvements
- Case Study: Alabama Street – Comparison of Before and After Safety Improvements
- Recommended Websites (PDF)
- Transportation Terms & Acronyms (PDF)