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Transportation Planning Awards

2012  APA/PAW Transportation Planning in Washington

Bellingham received the 2012 American Planning Association / Planning Association of Washington Award for Transportation Planning in Washington State for the Urban Village Transportation Impact Fee (TIF) Reduction Program (BMC 19.06.040), which rewards development in designated Urban Villages with an automatic 15% trip reduction for mixed use location and an automatic 7 to 10% trip reduction depending on proximity to high-frequency (15 min) public transit. Vehicle trips, and thus TIF, can be further reduced, up to 50% total, through purchase of bus passes, car share memberships, or other transportation demand management strategies.

2010 International Runner-up for ITE Transportation Planning Council Best Program Award

Bellingham's "Multimodal Transportation Concurrency Program" is a runner-up for the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Transportation Planning Council's 2010 Best Program Award (PDF) The winner is Montgomery County, Maryland - 2009-2011 Growth Policy.

The runners-up are:

2009 APA/PAW Transportation Planning in Washington

Bellingham received the 2009 American Planning Association / Planning Association of Washington Award for Transportation Planning in Washington State for the Multimodal Transportation Concurrency program (BMC 13.70) featuring a new multimodal level of service standard and new multimodal performance measures that include sidewalks, bike lanes, and transit riders, as well as automobiles. The Multimodal Transportation Concurrency program is designed to help the City achieve Comprehensive Plan goals directing growth to Urban Villages and to complete sidewalks and bicycle lanes throughout the City.

National and State Publications

Bellingham's innovative multimodal transportation planning programs have been profiled in several national and state transportation publications.

Planning and Engineering Conference Presentations

Staff has received inquiries from planners all over North America who are interested in adopting similar performance measures. Bellingham is honored to be recognized as a leader in transportation planning in Washington State.

 

 

 

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