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?
Share your thoughts on the Transportation Plan Social Outreach page.
February 2023 Progress Update: Multi Modal Level of Service Policies
Last fall, the Transportation Plan project team consulted the Woodinville community to gather ideas and develop and refine Plan goals (see Phase 1 Outreach below). 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, we are now developing level of service (LOS) policies for the walking, biking, transit, and roadway networks within the city. These LOS policies will set the acceptable performance standards for each of these transportation networks. Setting these standards will help the community identify potential transportation improvements, and ultimately will lead to a list of transportation projects to build over the next 20 years. This flow chart highlights the step-by-step process from system evaluation, to establishing LOS policy, to identifying capital needs, and finally development of a capital project list.
The LOS policies we select as part of the Transportation Plan update will influence the way our city grows moving forward. Future development will also pay 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. The flow chart below illustrates the relationship between LOS policies and development.
The updated Transportation Plan will include standards for a wider range of transportation modes, including automobile, pedestrian, bicycle, and transit LOS standards. The table below shows the approach currently being considered for each mode.
Community Engagement Opportunities
Community engagement is a key component of the Woodinville Transportation Plan. It helps ensure that goals included in the plan reflect the needs and perspectives of residents and community members. Three phases of outreach initiatives are planned to occur at the beginning, middle, and end of the plan development period.
Join City staff at our Open House event to learn more about how we plan to accommodate future growth and maintain Woodinville’s unique charm and character.
Fall 2022 Outreach - COMPLETE
The first round of Transportation Plan community engagement took place in October and November 2022. This phase included identifying goals and priorities for the Plan. Much of this work took place at the Transportation Plan Storefront Studio, which was open to the community in early October, and through an online survey that was promoted across a variety of City communication platforms in late October. The City’s combined in-person and online engagement efforts solicited feedback from over 100 community members on topics ranging from specific goals for the Plan, to downtown walkability and parking, desire for improved transit options, and more.
Upcoming Engagement Opportunities
The Transportation Plan project team will staff an informational booth at several events this summer to provide information and solicit input on our draft transportation project list. Opportunities for community members to meet with the team, learn about the planning process, and provide feedback on policies, potential projects, and more are listed below:
- Celebrate Woodinville Concert Series - July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, 2023, Wilmot Gateway Park - COMPLETE
- Woodinville Farmer’s Market – July 15, July 22, Festival Street - Woodinville Sports Fields - COMPLETE
- Celebrate Woodinville Festival – August 12, 2023, Wilmot Gateway Park - COMPLETE
- Open House - October 4, 2023, Woodin Creek Village - COMING SOON
Interactive Plan Website
We would like your input on our draft project list. Join the conversation on our Transportation Plan Outreach page.
The Transportation Plan update kicked off in August 2022. A draft plan will be available by fall of 2023, with anticipated Council Adoption to occur in late 2023.
Key Public Meeting Milestones
- Sept/Oct 2022: Transportation Plan 101, priorities, what we've heard from the community
- Feb/Mar 2023: Modal Plans, LOS standards, performance measures, Outreach Series 2
- Jul/Aug 2023: Prioritization and draft projects
- Aug/Sep 2023: Draft Plan
- Oct/Nov 2023: Final Plan
- Nov/Dec 2023: Plan Adoption
- Jun 2024: Transportation Impact Fee Update