2022 Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan Updates

Project Overview: ES557

Now through Summer 2023, the 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 the plan updates. 

These projects are funded by the Bellingham Transportation Fund, state and federal grants, and local partnerships.

Opportunities to Get Involved

The Pedestrian Master Plan Update is entering the Plan Development phase. In this stage, the community can provide feedback on projects, prioritization, programs and policies. To kick off this second round of public engagement, the City hosted an open house on Zoom on Thursday, December 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. At the open house City staff and contractor, Toole Design Group, walked the audience through a story map which has elements of the draft Pedestrian Plan updates followed by a question-and-answer session. A recording of the open house is available to view (ASL – American Sign Language is provided using this link).

The first round of public engagement for the Bicycle Master Plan Update will begin in early 2023, starting with the Bicycle Discovery Phase.

Visit the Engage Bellingham webpage to add a comment and access the current ways to engage with the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Updates.

Timeline

Graphic showing timeline of Bike and Ped Plan Update.
TimeframeTaskPublic Engagement Opportunities
Spring and Summer 2022Discovery: Research policies, analyze the pedestrian network, and hear from the communityShare your thoughts through the live survey and at an open house
Fall 2022Ped Plan Development: Develop an updated pedestrian plan including proposed recommendationsLearn more and share your feedback at an open house
Winter 2023Discovery: Research policies, analyze the bicycle network
Spring 2023Bike Plan Development: Hear from the community and develop an updated bicycle plan including proposed recommendationsShare your thoughts through the live survey and at an open house
Spring/Summer 2023Stakeholder Review: City-wide committees review the plansLearn more and share your feedback at an open house
Summer 2023Plan Adoption: Updated plans are adopted

Project Details

  • Status – Pre-Design (plan updates)
  • Contractor – Toole Design Group + TranspoGroup

Resources

Technical Review Committee Meeting Notes

Stay Informed and Contact Us

Here are the ways you can stay informed about this project:

  • Visit this webpage for project updates.
  • Sign up for our email update list.
  • Contact the Project Manager with questions. See contact information below.

Project Contact
Chris Comeau – Project Manager
Public Works Department, Engineering
(360) 778-7946, ccomeau@cob.org

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