Community members are invited to complete an online survey to begin the public involvement process for the Lincoln-Lakeway Transportation Study.
City of Bellingham Public Works and Transpo Group, Inc. transportation consultants, in cooperation with Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA), Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), Whatcom Council of Governments (WCOG), are seeking community feedback for the initial phase of the multi-agency Lincoln-Lakeway Multimodal Transportation Study.
The purpose of the study is to analyze the transportation system surrounding Interstate-5, between the Samish Way and Iowa/Ohio interchanges, for future improvements. The study will examine all uses of the transportation system in this area, including walking, biking, public transportation, passenger and freight vehicles and delivery.
For the first public engagement opportunity, community members are asked to complete an online survey to provide insight and help identify issues, needs, and priorities to improve the multimodal transportation systems in this area. The project team will engage the public in multiple ways, but due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, neighborhood meetings and open houses need to be postponed or re-envisioned.
“This is an opportunity for those who live, work or travel in this area to provide their input so we can make future transportation development fit the needs of the community," says Chris Comeau, Transportation Planner for the City of Bellingham. “Community feedback in the early stages is essential to creating effective plans that we will use to seek state and federal grants to complete improvement projects in future years."
The online survey is open until June 1 and can be found at https://www.lincolnlakewaystudy.com/ Paper copies of the survey are available upon request in English or Spanish, see project webpage for additional information.