The project enhances pedestrian and bicycle safety by constructing curb extensions and ADA accessible curb ramps, improving lighting at intersections, resurfacing the street and adding shared lane markings for bicycles and vehicles. A public awareness campaign will inform students and residents about the project, heighten awareness about safety and safe bicycling and driving behaviors. Bellingham and WWU police will expand enforcement efforts regarding speed limits and yielding to pedestrians and bicyclists who have the right of way.
Transportation Benefit District No.1 will complement state grant funds to complete the project.
Accomplishments: Project Substantially Complete.
Launched “See & Be Seen” education/awareness campaign: targeted enforcement
by University and Bellingham Police Department educating bicyclists about
being visible at night and enforcing traffic laws for bicyclists and
motorists, WWU events offering free bike lights, discount coupons, “Safe
Roads for All” website
December 2013 – ongoing targeted enforcement and education/awareness campaign (both WWU and citywide), campaign message on WTA buses December through April 2014
Next Milestones: Ongoing targeted enforcement and education/awareness campaign (both WWU and citywide), campaign message on WTA buses December through April 2014. Contract closeout.
Craig Mueller, P.E.
Phone: (360) 778-7922
Email Public Works