Why update the Transportation Element?

The simple answer is traffic. The City of Leavenworth is updating the Transportation Element to address other recently completed studies, which primarily or secondarily were developed to address traffic, specifically the Parking Plan and the US 2 Upper Wenatchee Valley Transportation Corridor Study. Additionally, the City Council is sponsoring a review of Peak Hour per the request of the Friends of Leavenworth. This update will also provide an opportunity for the City to review and update the 20-year project list.

What is Transportation Element?

The Transportation Element provides goals and projects to guide development decisions. The transportation system includes pedestrians, cyclists, transit, vehicles, trucks and rail. Planning for transportation is governed primarily by the Washington State’s Growth Management Act (GMA). It calls for a balanced approach to land use and transportation planning to ensure that a city’s transportation system can support expected growth and development. In addition, it mandates that capital facilities funds be adequate to pay for any necessary improvements to the transportation system. Finally, a city must adopt specific standards for the acceptable levels of congestion on its streets; these standards are called level of service (LOS) standards. This update, will address all of these required components.

How can you participate in the Transportation Element Update?

Stay Informed

By signing up for email notifications, you can stay informed about the Transportation Element Update. It is easy to get notifications – just Email: [email protected]. You will receive notice of all meetings and updates.

Attend a Planning Commission Meeting

By attending a Planning Commission meeting you can listen to the presentation(s), hear the discussion and provide comment or take that experience home and ponder the ideas before providing comment. These meetings are currently held via Zoom or, with limited availability, at City Hall, 700 Highway 2, Leavenworth.

Provide Your Comments and Ideas

Many people have limited time or may not feel comfortable attending a meeting. However, your comments and ideas are equally important and can be submitted by email or mail.

Email: [email protected]

Mail: Planning Commission, Transportation, PO Box 287, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Visit with Us

If you prefer a conversation, you are encouraged to reach out to one of the Planning Commission Members, Council Members, or Mayor.

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