Complete Streets & Main Street Highway Program:
Complete Streets / Main Street is a national movement that promotes accessibility for all users. Typical Complete Streets / Main Street components accommodate pedestrians, bicycles, transit users, personal vehicle and freight trucks.
A growing number of communities in Washington State, and nationwide, have existing Complete Streets / Main Street policies or ordinances. Washington State passed a Complete Streets Bill (HB 1071) that went into effect July 2011, creating a program that would provide grants to communities that meet appropriate criteria.
Washington State, WSDOT, is initiating a grant program that will provide a funding source for Complete Streets and Main Street Highways projects. There are 500 miles of Main Streets in Washington State that are also State Highways. Complete Streets and Main Street Highways treatments must be context-specific based on size, location, and community needs. The Complete Streets and Main Street Highways conversation is a continuum, encompassing a range of project size, scope, and systems.
NEW RTPO TAC members, you have the opportunity to review the draft 12 city maps that have been compiled, identifying the Main Street segments for potential grant funding through this upcoming program.
Please take a look at this material and let us know if you have suggestions with respect to selection of highway segments (marked as green).
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