Judkins Park Station Access Study Wins VISION 2040 Award

Contact:  Michele Leslie, 206-587-4819, mleslie@psrc.org

Judkins Park Station Access Study Wins VISION 2040 Award

SEATTLE – The Judkins Park Station Access Study has won a 2019 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

"The Judkins Park Station Access Study is a great community involvement success story,” said Josh Brown, Executive Director of PSRC. "Recognizing this station area would have a higher than average use by people who are blind or deafblind, Seattle hired Makers to work with the Lighthouse to help inform the station area planning underway with Sound Transit."

The award will be presented at the Puget Sound Regional Council on December 5, 2019.

The study worked with a stakeholder group established by the Lighthouse for the Blind to participate in neighborhood walks with deaf and deafblind employees to provide data on how to better serve these needs in accessing the station. The result highlighted project concepts to improve access which are being integrated into the planning with the Seattle Department of Transportation and Sound Transit.

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. 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.

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