The Transportation Master Plan will allow the City to bridge the policy framework within the adopted Circulation Element and project-level efforts by:
- Identifying a comprehensive list of citywide infrastructure projects and strategic programs to enhance the transportation network;
- Updating the City’s Bicycle Transportation Plan and Sidewalk Master Plan;
- Ranking the individual projects and programs for implementation using community-set goals and criteria; and
- Identifying potential funding/financing options for implementation.
Without a Transportation Master Plan, the City can still continue to pursue individual projects for grants and/or construction efforts. However, these projects are often lacking context and a relationship to the broader transportation network and City goals. Without a Master Plan, as priorities evolve over time, the City must continually re-prioritize projects, which reduces efficiency, lengthens implementation timelines, and limits effectiveness of grant pursuits to aid in funding opportunities. In addition, without the Plan, the City’s Transportation Impact Fee program, last updated in 2009, would not be updated with transportation projects that reflect the City’s current goals and priorities.