The City is developing its first Transportation Master Plan. The Transportation Master Plan will provide the ability to identify appropriate projects to enhance the transportation network, conduct community engagement to ensure such projects meet the communities’ goals and values, and prioritize projects based on need for implementation. The Transportation Master Plan will provide a detailed vision, set goals and performance metrics for network performance, and outline an implementation strategy for both improvements to be implemented locally and for local contributions towards regional improvements. It will serve as an update to the City’s Bicycle and Sidewalk Plans. Concurrent with the Transportation Master Plan, a Transportation Impact Fee program update would provide a mechanism to modernize the City’s fee program to collect funds towards construction of the improvements expected to be identified and prioritized in the Master Plan.
The Transportation Master Plan, however, is not designed to identify specific solutions to individual neighborhood cut-through traffic concerns, specific Safe Routes to School infrastructure plans, or provide detailed engineering designs of the improvements that will be identified in the Plan. These efforts would be prioritized in the Plan for future work efforts.
A consultant team was hired in May 2017 to prepare the Transportation Master Plan and update the Transportation Impact Fee program. An online open house and survey was conducted to gather input from the community about how the City should prioritize transportation improvements in summer 2017.
The second round of community engagement for the City’s Transportation Master Plan ended in September 2019. We had over 1,200 participants in the online open house and pop-up events. The online open house website is still available for informational purposes. While the comment section is closed, the rest of the resources are still accessible.
Staff and the consultant team have been preparing the draft Transportation Master Plan document. The Transportation Master Plan incorporates the feedback we heard during the community engagement process in fall of 2019 with the recommended projects and process for implementation. The Draft Transportation Master Plan will be reviewed by the TMP Oversight and Outreach Committee scheduled for September 17, 2020, and by the Complete Streets Commission at the October 12, 2020, meeting before being discussed by the City Council at the November 10, 2020 meeting.