Puget Sound Regional Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2012
Contact: Michele Leslie Potter 206-587-4819, mlesliepotter@psrc.org

Beacon Hill Family Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Wins VISION 2040 Award

SEATTLE – Beacon BIKES and Seattle have won a 2012 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for the Beacon Hill Family Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

Beacon Hill VISION 2040 Award

The Beacon Hill Family Bicycle and Pedestrian Circulation Plan works towards creating a network of family-friendly pedestrian and bicycle routes within the Beacon Hill neighborhood to connect parks, schools, homes and business districts. The plan is built on the concept of using Neighborhood Greenways, which are quiet residential streets with minimal exposure to dangerous traffic and optimized for biking and walking. The result is a network of quiet residential streets that get you where you want to go with minimal exposure to dangerous traffic.

“This is an excellent neighborhood planning effort that Seattle embraced and worked to make a reality from the get go,” said Bob Drewel, Executive Director of the Puget Sound Regional Council.

VISION 2040 is the region’s growth management, economic, and transportation strategy, designed to meet the needs of the 5 million people expected to be living in the region in 2040 (compared to the 3.7 million people living here today). It is an integrated, long-range vision for the future that lays out a strategy for maintaining a healthy region — promoting the well-being of people and communities, economic vitality, and a healthy environment.

PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 entities, including all four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies and tribal governments within the region. In 2012, PSRC will select projects for the roughly $400 million in federal funds the region can expect to receive over the next few years. PSRC is also the lead regional economic development planning resource and home to the Prosperity Partnership.

Title VI Notice: PSRC fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, call 206-587-4819.

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