Active Transportation planning provides safe streets for walkers and bikers and is essential to livable communities. In some areas of the Tri-Cities 18% of the population does not own a vehicle. Please voice support for the establishment of an Active Transportation citizen committee to identify gaps and barriers for active transportation in our region. You can comment via email and attend a virtual open house to discuss any areas of concern or needed improvements for safe biking and walking in our community:
BFCG will be hosting a virtual open house to display the Regional Active Transportation Plan (ATP). The open house will be on Wednesday, August 12 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm and held via Zoom at the url posted here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81543908481.
Attend to learn about the region’s current and future active transportation system, upcoming projects that will benefit active transportation system, and the level of traffic stress (LTS) implemented in the Active Transportation Plan.
To view the Draft Regional Active Transportation Plan https://bfcog.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Draft-Regional-Active-Transportation-Plan.pdf.
City of Richland Downtown Connectivity Study
The City of Richland has been working since the early 2000s to improve the Central Business District. Several studies have been performed and documents have been created since then, including the Waterfront Branding and Development Vision Reference Guide, Creating a Civic Heart Workshop Proceedings, and the Swift Corridor and Civic Center Study, to guide the City’s vision of achieving a center for housing, employment, shopping, recreation, professional services and culture. Most recently, in 2018, the City Council adopted an update to its Strategic Leadership Plan with six focus areas. One of the focus areas, Increase Economic Vitality, includes an objective to improve streets to enhance walkability in the core downtown area.
The purpose of theDowntown Connectivity Study is to advance the City Council’s vision for a pedestrian-friendly waterfront and downtown, while maintaining or enhancing the vehicular travel flow through downtown. The project team will develop, evaluate and prioritize street improvements in the area of George Washington Way between Williams Boulevard and Bradley Boulevard, a one-mile stretch. Ultimately the findings and recommendation will be presented to City Council and Planning Commission for selection of a preferred approach.