2022 Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan Updates

Project Overview: ES557

The City of Bellingham is in the process of updating 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 Bicycle Master Plan Update is entering the Plan Discovery phase. In this stage, the community can visit Engage Bellingham to add bike connections they would like to see on the webmap and take a survey to help inform community priorities.

Draft plan recommendations for the Pedestrian Master Plan Update are available to view on the Engage Bellingham project page. The project team is currently working on incorporating feedback to update these draft recommendations. If you would like to provide input, please email the project team at pedbikeplans@cob.org or add your comments to the “Ask a Question” section on the Engage Bellingham page.


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
Winter 2022/2023Ped Plan Development: Develop an updated pedestrian plan including proposed recommendationsLearn more and share your feedback at an open house
Spring 2023Discovery: Research policies, analyze the bicycle network
Summer 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
Fall 2023Stakeholder Review: City-wide committees review the plansLearn more and share your feedback at an open house
Winter 2023Plan Adoption: Updated plans are adopted

Project Details

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


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