King Mountain ES Safe Routes to School

Project Overview The official name of this new 15th elementary school is yet-to-be-determined, but the King Mountain Elementary School (ES) Safe Routes to School Project will add key regional sidewalks and protected bikeways along East Bakerview Road from James Street to Kramer Lane in the King Mountain Neighborhood. The project will also add flashing school zone ... Read more

West Illinois Multimodal Improvements

Aerial map showing red line along West Illinois
Project Overview: ES561 The West Illinois Multimodal Project will add sidewalks to West Illinois and add/upgrade ramps to ADA requirements. In addition, a small roundabout will be installed at the intersection of Meridian Street and West Illinois and the existing signal will be removed. Bike facility markings will be placed on Meridian, Illinois and Girard ... Read more

Parkview Safe Routes to School

Group of school-aged girls crossing the street at a crosswalk
Project Overview: ES560 The Parkview Safe Routes to School Project will add key regional sidewalks on Coolidge, Indiana, Cornwall and Vallette Street along with improvements along West Illinois. The project will also add a flashing beacon and crosswalk at Vallette Street. Project challenges include existing improvements and limited right-of-way, existing open drainage courses, and traffic ... Read more

Protecting Mobility for All

Project Overview In summer 2021, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission awarded Bellingham and multiagency funding partners a $120,000 grant to conduct a public safety campaign focused on people walking, biking, and rolling citywide, but especially near low-income neighborhood schools. Bellingham Police are partnering with Public Works, Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA), Whatcom Council of Government Smart ... Read more

2022 Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan Updates

Project Overview: ES557 Now through Summer 2023, City of Bellingham will update the 2012 Pedestrian Master Plan and the 2014 Bicycle Master Plan. These mode-specific plans establish citywide pedestrian and bicycle networks, identify and recommend improved needs, apply community-identified priorities, and develop a fiscally-constrained list of projects for the future. Extensive public input will inform ... Read more

Padden Creek 24th to 30th Streets Restoration Project

Creek with trees and rocks alongside it
Project Overview: EN055 Functional floodplains, off-channel habitats, and riparian buffers are important aspects of functional watersheds. Unfortunately, many of these features are often missing or reduced along urban streams. This is the case for Padden Creek, where these features have been impacted by urban development and stream channelization, exacerbating the water quality problems in Padden Creek. ... Read more