Transportation Plan

Project Description:

Transportation is critical to Woodinville’s future, boosting the economy and local tax base, improving resident quality of life and giving the City a greater sense of “identity” and “place.” Woodinville’s existing twenty-year Transportation Plan now needs updating, ensuring investment in the transportation system is consistent with the community’s vision and functional need. The new Woodinville Transportation Plan aims to do just that, establishing well-defined goals and outlining ways to get there – including new policies, project ideas, and investment priorities.

What changes would you like to see in Woodinville’s transportation system over the next 5, 10, and 15 years?

The City is creating a transportation plan and is looking for input on these and other issues:

  • How can we best respond to growth in downtown?
  • What should we do about parking downtown?
  • What are the best ways to connect our neighborhoods to shopping and recreation?
  • How can we better serve people walking and bicycling?
  • How do we optimize access to transit in our city?
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Project Timeline

The Transportation Plan update kicked off in August 2022. A draft plan will be available by early 2024, with anticipated Council Adoption to occur in spring 2024.

Key Public Meeting Milestones

  • December 2023: Update to City Council, Outreach and Fiscally Constrained Project List
  • January 2024: Presentation of Draft Plan to Planning Commission
  • February 2024: Public Hearing at Planning Commission Meeting
  • March 2024: Anticipated Adoption by City Council

Progress Updates

In Fall 2022, the Transportation Plan project team consulted the Woodinville community to gather ideas and develop and refine Plan goals. Since that time, we have been focused on evaluating the City's existing street network, particularly in areas where we anticipate more cars on the road in the coming years. In addition to that work, the team developed level of service (LOS) policies walking, biking, transit, and roadway networks within the city. These LOS policies will set the performance standards for these transportation networks. Future development will also play a key role in building transportation projects through assessment of transportation impact fees, frontage requirements (including sidewalks, lighting, and street furniture), and potential state environmental requirements. Setting performance standards helps the community identify potential transportation improvements, and ultimately leads to a list of transportation projects to build over the next 20 years. The updated Transportation Plan will include standards for a wider range of transportation modes, including automobile, pedestrian, bicycle, and transit LOS standards. 

  1. Keith Elefson

    Public Works Assistant Director