File #: 24-0509    Version: 1
Type: discussion Status: Filed
File created: 6/7/2024 In control: Planning Commission
Agenda date: 6/17/2024 Final action: 6/17/2024
Title: Transportation and Low-Traffic Neighborhoods Discussion


Transportation and Low-Traffic Neighborhoods Discussion


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Discussion on transportation options for the City of Olympia based on Vice Chair Greg Quetin’s research.


Staff Contact:

Casey Schaufler, Associate Planner, Community Planning and Development, 360.753.8254.



Greg Quetin, Vice Chair, Olympia Planning Commission.


Background and Analysis:

Based on his own research into urban transportation and work studying the Olympia transportation system, Commission Quetin will present an overview of three potential ideas for discussion as part of the Olympia 2045 Comprehensive Plan transportation chapter update. The three ideas are focused on developing a safe and inviting transportation system for all modes of travel and include removing parallel general purpose vehicular travel lanes traveling in the same direction, establish a ‘ring road’ around Downtown Olympia, and pilot “Low Traffic Neighborhoods” to support neighborhoods with gridded streets. While going into some specifics, these are meant to be design ‘sketches’ to spur discussion on how these ideas would support current comprehensive plan goals and policies, and what updates would further enable implementation.


Climate Analysis:

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Equity Analysis:

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