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Transportation Data

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Data Description

Transportation Data contains data that comprises the City's transportation system. These layer files include railroads, sidewalks, trails, wheelchair ramps, parking stalls, parking meters, bike racks, alleys, driveways, platted streets and travelled ways.  The data has been symbolized and color coded with mapping standards used by the City.  Please contact Whatcom Transit Authority (WTA) for bus routes and bus stops.

Layer File Details*

Interstate 5  (metadata)
Description: This layer depicts a polyline feature class of Interstate 5 found within Whatcom County.
Symbology: Interstate 5 is symbolized as a single symbol. The symbol is a two-toned pink line.
Labels: Labels are set to be an interstate shield. By default, the "Label Features" option is deselected so they will be off when you bring them into your project.
Definition Query: None

Bellingham Streets  (metadata)
Description: This layer depicts a polyline feature class of street centerlines found within and around the City Limits.
Symbology: Streets are displayed based on the "ST_CLASS" field and are grouped into two categories: arterial and other.  Both groups are depicted by a gray line, arterials being the thicker of the two.
Labels: Labels are displayed based on the "NAME" field. They are black with a white halo. By default, the "Label Features" option is deselected so they will be off when you bring them into your project.
Definition Query: None

Driveways  (metadata)
Description: This layer depicts a polyline feature class of driveways found within and around the City Limits.
Symbology: Driveways are displayed as a single, gray, dashed, line symbol.
Labels: No labels are set up for this layer file.
Definition Query: None

Alleys  (metadata)
Description: This layer depicts a polyline feature class of alleys found within the City Limits.
Symbology: Alleys are represented by a single, gray, solid, line symbol.
Labels: No labels are set up for this layer file.
Definition Query: None

Street Polygons  (metadata)
Description: This layer depicts a polygon feature class of travelled ways found within and around the City Limits.
Symbology: Street polygons are displayed based on the "TYPE" field.
Labels: Labels are set to display based on the "TYPE" field.  Labels are depicted as black text. By default, the "Label Features" option is deselected so they will be off when you bring them into your project.
Definition Query:"TYPE" <> 'AIRPORT'

WTA Bus Stops  (metadata)
Description: This layer depicts a point feature class of Whatcom Transit Authority bus stops found within Whatcom County.
Symbology: Bus stops are symbolized based on the "SHELTER" field and the "BENCH" field. Each combination of the two fields mentioned above are displayed with a unique point symbol.
Labels: Labels are set to display based on the "POINT_NAME" field.  Labels are depicted as black text. By default, the "Label Features" option is deselected so they will be off when you bring them into your project.
Definition Query: None

WTA "GO" Routes  (metadata)
Description: This layer depicts Whatcom Transit Authority "GO" Routes found within Whatcom County.
Symbology: "GO" Routes are symbolized based on the "ROUTE" field. "GO" Routes are represented with a thick, solid line symbol that varies in color according to the route type.
Labels: Labels are set to display based on the "ROUTE" field. Labels are depicted as black text. By default, the "Label Features" option is deselected so they will be off when you bring them into your project.
Definition Query: None

Standard WTA Bus Routes  (metadata)
Description: This layer depicts standard bus routes for the Whatcom Transit Authority found within Whatcom County.
Symbology: Standard bus routes are represented with a solid, gray line symbol.
Labels: Labels are set to display based on the "ROUTE" field and are depicted as black text. By default, the "Label Features" option is deselected so they will be off when you bring them into your project.
Definition Query: None

Bellingham Streets by Classification  (metadata)
Description: This layer depicts a polyline feature class of streets found within and around the City Limits.
Symbology: Streets are displayed based on the "ST_CLASS" field. There are six street classes maintained in the "ST_CLASS" field.  'COLLECTOR ROUTE', 'PRINCIPLE ROUTE' and 'SECONDARY ROUTE' are displayed using a unique line symbol. 'RESIDENTIAL/OTHER', 'PRIVATE' and 'ALLEY' all share the same thin, gray line symbol.
Labels: Labels are set to display based on the "NAME" field. Labels are depicted as black text. By default, the "Label Features" option is deselected so they will be off when you bring them into your project.
Definition Query: None

Platted Streets  (metadata)
Description: This layer depicts a polyline feature class of platted streets found within and around the City Limits.
Symbology: Platted streets are displayed as a single, gray, dashed, line symbol.
Labels: Labels are set to display based on the "Name" field. Labels are depicted as black text. By default, the "Label Features" option is deselected so they will be off when you bring them into your project.
Definition Query: None

Railroads  (metadata)
Description: This layer depicts a polyline feature class of railroad tracks found within and around the City Limits.
Symbology: Railroads are displayed as a single, brown, line symbol overlaid with brown tic marks.
Labels: Labels are set to display based on the "LEN" field. Labels are depicted as black text. By default, the "Label Features" option is deselected so they will be off when you bring them into your project.
Definition Query: None

Sidewalks  (metadata)
Description: This layer depicts a polyline feature class of sidewalks found within the City Limits.
Symbology: Sidewalks are displayed as a single, gray line symbol.
Labels: Labels are set to display based on the "UnitID" field.  Labels are depicted as black text. By default, the "Label Features" option is deselected so they will be off when you bring them into your project.
Definition Query: None

Trails  (metadata)
Description: This layer depicts a polyline feature class of trails found within and around the City Limits.
Symbology: Trails are displayed based on the "TYPE" field. Trails are represented as one of three green line symbols depending on the type. This layer will only be displayed at a scale of 1:48000 or less.
Labels: Labels are set to display based on an expression. The expression calls out the trail name and is depicted as dark green text with a light green halo. By default, the "Label Features" option is deselected so they will be off when you bring them into your project. When the "Label Features" option is selected, labels will only be displayed at a scale of 1:4799 or less.
Definition Query: "SYSTEM_NAM" <> 'PADDEN GOLF COURSE'

Wheelchair Ramps  (metadata)
Description: This layer depicts a point feature class of wheelchair ramps found within and around the City Limits.
Symbology: Wheelchair ramps are displayed based on the "RotationAngle" field. Wheelchair ramps are represented as a gray arrowhead with a white halo. The arrowhead symbol points in a direction based on the angle from the "RotationAngle" field. The angle represents the path in which pedestrians are released from the ramp onto the road surface.
Labels: Labels are set to display based on the "UnitID" field. Labels are depicted as black text. By default, the "Label Features" option is deselected so they will be off when you bring them into your project.
Definition Query: None

*Layer files are only included with the GDB download.

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