January 24, 2019

The Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council updated the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) for Clark County during 2018, and is now available as a draft for public comment. This is a regular update that occurs approximately every 4-5 years, to comply with federal requirements and to ensure continued consistency between federal, state, regional and local plans.

The RTP update focuses on the following themes:

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January 11, 2019
What is clearer than ever is that reducing climate emissions by moving away from a carbon-based economy is essential and urgent. Transportation is one area that has a lot of potential.
December 20, 2018
Every two years, following a call for projects, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) submits a report to the legislature on the recommended Safe Routes to School (SRTS) and Pedestrian/Bicyclist Program (PBP) grants. The 2019-2021 report explains the selection process, reports on past grant awards, and provides a prioritized list of applicants for funding in the next cycle.
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November 29, 2018
The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) for Clark County is being updated in 2018/19 to comply with federal requirements and to ensure continued consistency between federal, state, regional and local plans. The Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council Board of Directors are scheduled to release the Draft RTP for public comment and review following their December 4 Board meeting. We've been tracking the plan and will provide more analysis once the full plan is released.
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October 25, 2018

Walk audits are a great tool in creating communities where residents can participate in making their vision of healthy, safe, walkable streets real.

In a walk audit, community members go for a walk together, noting what makes their streets feel comfortable for walking and what’s missing. But what to do with this information? In this webinar, we'll hear from community partners in Oregon & Washington who have completed walk audits, and explore next steps for turning their vision into reality. Join us on November 15 at 10am PT/1pm ET.

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October 22, 2018
Every two years, Complete Streets Awards are awarded by the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) to cities and counties who work to make streets safe for people who bike, walk, drive, and use transit. This grant program was established (but unfunded) by state legislation in 2011. Then in 2015, the Washington State Legislature allocated $105 million over 16 years through the Washington State Transportation Package to support the grant program.
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September 20, 2018

The CCAC acts as a liaison between the community and the C-TRAN Board of Directors. Its members represent a wide range of perspectives and experiences, and we're looking for applicants to fill multiple positions. Among the seats currently open for 2019: low-income/social services representative, C-VAN rider representative, deaf representative, youth/student rider representative, developmentally disabled rider representative and at-large representative. The committee provides feedback directly to C-TRAN staff on a host of issues, and makes recommendations to the C-TRAN board.

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September 20, 2018

This fall, WSDOT will remove traffic lights on SR 500 at Northeast Falk Road/Northeast 42nd Avenue and Northeast 54th Avenue/Northeast Stapleton Road in Vancouver, and install a barrier in the middle of the highway, to address safety and crash concerns for vehicles. We applaud that these changes are predicted to reduce the number of collisions at or near the intersections by up to 70 percent.

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September 20, 2018

Westside Mobility Strategy Bikeway Concepts

The Westside Bike Mobility Project continues the work of the Westside Mobility Strategy and the City’s Complete Streets Program to further evaluate and refine plans for 2-3 north-south bike connections (from the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail to the north to the Columbia River Renaissance Trail to the south).

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July 31, 2018

Updated 8-24-18: Read our letter in support of the East McGloughlin Safety Project

The City of Vancouver is working to make a safe east-west route on McLoughlin Blvd between Reserve and Brandt that accommodates all levels of cyclists including children. The proposal includes improving pedestrian crosswalks at intersections and creating buffered bike lanes. This project will foster overall system connectivity, and address a major gap in the City's Complete Streets Network.

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