City invites community members to participate online in Lincoln-Lakeway Transportation Study

Multi-agency study will inform future plans for transportation improvements

Jan 21, 2021 - by Michelle Grandy, Public Works

Community members are invited to provide feedback on existing issues and needs as a part of the public involvement process for the Lincoln-Lakeway Transportation Study using the City’s public engagement website, Engage Bellingham.

City of Bellingham Public Works and Transpo Group, Inc. transportation consultants, in cooperation with Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA), Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and Whatcom Council of Governments (WCOG), are seeking additional community feedback for the multi-agency Lincoln-Lakeway Multimodal Transportation Study. An initial survey was conducted May 2020.

The purpose of the study is to analyze the transportation system surrounding Interstate-5, between the Samish Way and Iowa/Ohio interchanges, for future improvements. The study will examine all uses of the transportation system in this area, including walking, biking, public transportation, passenger and freight vehicles and delivery. See project webpage for additional information about the study.

“This is an opportunity for those who live, work or travel in this area to provide their input so we can make future transportation development fit the needs of the community,” says Chris Comeau, Transportation Planner for the City of Bellingham. “Community feedback in the early stages is essential to creating effective plans that we will use to seek state and federal grants to complete improvement projects in future years.”

For this newest public engagement opportunity, community members are asked to use Engage Bellingham to mark spots on a map indicating areas of concern or with suggestions for improvement. Participants also have an opportunity to ask questions related to the study.

To participate, visit engagebellingham.org/lincoln-lakeway. While registration is not required to view the Engage Bellingham site, to access interactive elements of the site users are asked to register, provide a valid email address, and consider answering optional demographic questions.

About Engage Bellingham: The City of Bellingham launched the new public engagement website July 2020 to offer people opportunities to share ideas and provide public input. City officials say this tool fills a vital public process role while COVID-19 requirements restrict public gatherings. The site gives people the opportunity to provide feedback and participate in discussions about City decision-making processes through a convenient, easy-to-use online platform. Depending on the topic being presented, people may share their views through comment boxes, quick polls, surveys, discussion boards, or other online tools. The site is located at engagebellingham.org.


Media Contact

Chris Comeau, Transportation Planner
City of Bellingham – Public Works
(360) 778-7700
ccomeau@cob.org


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