Feet First is thrilled to announce the nominees we have put forward with the Transportation Investment Board (TIB) for Complete Streets funding in 2019, and thanks all the many cities around Washington that applied for our support and recommendation.
The State of Washington’s Transportation Investment Board “funds high priority transportation projects in communities throughout the state to enhance the movement of people, goods and services.” This independent state agency helps support street construction and maintenance, and has been a big help in getting Complete Streets ordinances (a precondition for funding) passed around the state. This particular grant program is not focused on a particular project or projects, but rather on the culture and policies around walking and complete streets in each of the cities that apply for funding. While Complete Streets policy is a necessity, cities also talk about their citizen engagement and involvement efforts, their planning and prioritization processes, local funding, and commissions/committees/councils that they have related to pedestrian
While smaller and larger cities often have varying degrees of resources and staff available, Feet First noted strong commitments in many parts of the state toward making walking safer, easier, and more enjoyable, and we look forward to continuing to work with these communities as they work to become more walkable.
While Feet First’s support does not guarantee funding from TIB, we are pleased to name the following as our nominees:
- Cle Elum
- Federal Way
- Pierce County