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File #: 21-0198    Version: 1
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/12/2021 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Title: Approval of a Resolution Adopting the Olympia Transportation Master Plan
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Transportation Master Plan Webpage
Title
Approval of a Resolution Adopting the Olympia Transportation Master Plan

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Not referred to a committee.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve a Resolution adopting the Olympia Transportation Master Plan.

Report
Issue:
Whether to approve a Resolution adopting the Olympia Transportation Master Plan.

Staff Contact:
Sophie Stimson, Transportation Planning Supervisor, Public Works Transportation, 360.753.8497

Presenter(s):
Sophie Stimson, Transportation Planning Supervisor
Mark Russell, P.E., Deputy Director of Public Works
Chris Breiland, P.E., Principal, Fehr and Peers

Background and Analysis:
The Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is the first plan of this type for the City of Olympia and helps us build the vision for transportation described in our Comprehensive Plan. The TMP guides us towards a transportation system that increases the number of trips by walking, biking, and public transit. The plan helps us more equitably serve the community by making our streets safer and functional for more people; whether they walk, bike, ride the bus, or drive.

Staff will brief the City Council on the contents of the TMP. The main outcome of the plan development process is 20-year project lists. The TMP will be used to update the Capital Facilities Plan each year. It will also simplify the forthcoming update of the Olympia Comprehensive Plan, scheduled for 2025. The TMP reviews transportation policy issues and funding needs, setting the stage for community discussions that may occur in the next several years. The TMP is anticipated to be updated every 6 to 8 years.

Neighborhood/Community Interests (if known):
The public provided input into the plan development process in 2018 and 2019, using online interactive "story maps." In November 2020, the draft TMP was posted for public review and comment using the online platform Engage Olympia. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) provided comments to s...

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