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Washington State Transportation Plan Earns High Nationwide Award : CEG – Development Gear Information


Two recipients are statewide nonprofits that participated in the plan’s stakeholder steering committee, promoted involvement in the plan’s outreach phase and serve on the Cooper Jones Active Transportation Safety Council: Cascade Bicycle Club and Disability Rights Washington.
(Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Transportation.)

Two recipients are statewide nonprofits that participated within the plan’s stakeholder steering committee, promoted involvement within the plan’s outreach part and serve on the Cooper Jones Lively Transportation Security Council: Cascade Bicycle Membership and Incapacity Rights Washington.
(Photograph courtesy of Washington Division of Transportation.)


Two recipients are statewide nonprofits that participated in the plan’s stakeholder steering committee, promoted involvement in the plan’s outreach phase and serve on the Cooper Jones Active Transportation Safety Council: Cascade Bicycle Club and Disability Rights Washington.
(Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Transportation.)
One-third of the funds will go to the WSDOT Memorial Foundation which preserves the memory of its workers who died on the job and provides assistance to active and retired employees and their families in times of need. 
(Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Transportation.)

Washington state’s Lively Transportation Plan has been named the winner of the Individuals’s Selection Award within the nationwide 2022 America’s Transportation Awards. The American Affiliation of State Freeway and Transportation Officers, AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sponsor the annual contest. This represents the primary time ever within the competitors’s 15-year historical past that an energetic transportation plan has gained the glory.

All 12 finalists in America’s Transportation Awards had been eligible to win the Individuals’s Selection Award, which is predicated on whole votes obtained by means of on-line voting. The totals are weighted by the state populations, so larger states do not have an unfair benefit over smaller states. State departments of transportation inspired voting by means of quite a lot of means, from inner reminders to employees to playful messages on social media.

The award brings with it a $10,000 test for the charities of WSDOT’s selection. One-third goes to WSDOT Memorial Basis that preserves the reminiscence of its employees who died on the job and gives help to energetic and retired workers and their households in instances of want. The opposite two recipients are statewide nonprofits that participated within the plan’s stakeholder steering committee, promoted involvement within the plan’s outreach part and serve on the Cooper Jones Lively Transportation Security Council: Cascade Bicycle Membership and Incapacity Rights Washington.

The ATP turned eligible for the finalist spherical when the Western Affiliation of State Freeway and Transportation Officers named it as a regional winner in June, which moved it on to the nationwide competitors. Because the Individuals’s Selection Awards voting was below method, the Washington state chapter of the American Planning Affiliation additionally acknowledged it with an award for transportation planning at their annual convention.

Moreover being the primary energetic transportation plan to win the nationwide award, the ATP can be the first-ever evaluation of Washington state highways that appears at how effectively they work for individuals who have to stroll, bike or roll alongside or throughout them. It is the primary effort to essentially quantify the options of the roadway, visitors quantity and visitors velocity that inform us we’ll make it higher and simpler to make use of energetic transportation if we make some modifications. And it is the primary time the state plan has been named in laws as a useful resource to establish the place enhancements will make a distinction, within the Transfer Forward Washington transportation funding bundle handed in 2022.

About Lively Transportation Plan

The Lively Transportation Plan 2020 and Past is a compass for creating the way forward for strolling, biking and rolling on or throughout state highways in Washington. It’s utilized in choices to assist join individuals to the place they wish to go, whether or not they use energetic transportation for the entire journey or simply part of it, such because the stroll to a bus cease, the bike experience to work or rolling house from a ferry terminal.

Plan Highlights
  • Addresses elements most frequently related to traffic-related fatalities and critical accidents, corresponding to greater driving speeds and roadway crossing points;
  • Considers methods to right for the results of previous infrastructure choices on energetic transportation security and mobility, notably in locations the place these choices affected transportation entry and well being;
  • Gives a first-ever wants evaluation of the state system for energetic transportation use;
  • Offers a value estimate for stroll and bike enhancements on the state freeway in inhabitants facilities;
  • Introduces the idea of a statewide bikeways and trails community;
  • Makes use of “degree of visitors stress” as a quantitative device to guage the state system with a concentrate on state routes in inhabitants facilities and the way they have an effect on individuals’s capacity to make use of energetic transportation;
  • Addresses the burden of out-of-direction journey for pedestrians and bicyclists, which was knowledgeable by WSDOT’s Multimodal Permeability Pilot, printed in August 2021;
  • Units efficiency metrics to watch progress;
  • Lists methods wanted for WSDOT and companions to maneuver forward with the work;

The Lively Transportation Plan 2020 and Past is predicated on feedback from public outreach. It contains each chapters printed as Half 1 in Might 2021 and the ultimate chapters that obtained public remark as Half 2 within the fall 2021. The plan is meant to guide future coverage choices, investments and enhancements.



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