Puget Sound Regional Council

Charettes

Pierce County
Wed., February 8
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Tacoma Nature Center (Snake Lake), 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma, 98405

King County
Tue., February 21
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Bellevue City Hall, Room 1E-120, 450 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue, 98004

Snohomish County
Wed., March 1
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Snohomish County Campus, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, 98201 (in meeting rooms 1 & 2 on the first floor)

Kitsap County
Thu., March 9
2:30-4:00 p.m.
60 Washington Ave., Suite 200, Bremerton, 98337 (charrette will be just after Kitsap’s Transportation Committee meeting)

 

Contact

PSRC is updating data related to bicycling in the Puget Sound region. This update includes two major components:

1. Update of the Regional Bicycle Network, which is a future, aspirational network.
2. Completed Bike Facilities Data Set, which includes existing bike lanes, protected bike lanes, neighborhood greenways and shared use paths.

About the Regional Bicycle Network

The Regional Bicycle Network, which is part of the Active Transportation Plan adopted in 2014, is an aspirational network comprised of existing facilities, locally planned routes and other linkages that highlight important connections to regional destinations. Once built, this network will allow people to access regional destinations safely by bicycle. Read more about the network and update process.

View the Regional Bike Network and the Existing Facilities Data Set

PDF Maps. These are the published, detailed maps which include regional destinations and show how the network is “buffered” to allow local flexibility.

Online Web Map. To help facilitate this update process, we’ve also created a beta version of an online map for ease of zooming in. It does not include regional destinations, but does include the regional bike network and the updated existing facilities layer. These layers can be turned on and off at the top right corner for ease of use. When the update is final, all detail will be available in web format only.

Bike Facilities Data Set. PSRC periodically updates the data set for completed bicycle facilities (last updated in 2011). Facilities are bicycle lanes, protected bicycle lanes, neighborhood greenways and shared use paths. View descriptions and best practices for these facilities.

How to Comment on the Update

1. Submit comments to Kimberly Scrivner (kscrivner@psrc.org).

  •         View examples of helpful comment formats.
    • a. Your map is missing an existing bike lane from point A to point B on roadway Z.
    • b. Your future connections are not consistent with our local plans. We think the lines to connect X regional destination should follow route Y. (description, marker on a map, etc.).
    • c. The best route to get from point A to point B should really be changed to X. Your current line-work is not feasible.
    • d. Set up a time to talk (some comments are more nuanced).

2. Attend a charrette.

PSRC will be scheduling ‘charrette’ style workshops in each county to facilitate cross-jurisdictional collaboration with jurisdiction staff and the bicycle community. See the sidebar on the right or the FAQ document for dates and times. Recommended attendees are planners, engineers and decision makers from local jurisdictions as well as representatives from bicycle and or pedestrian advocacy groups.

3. Stay informed and get involved with the BPAC.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will be reviewing the proposed edits and making recommendations about this network to the PSRC policy boards.

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