Progress Report on Activities
A number of transportation management actions have been implemented over recent years. Many are associated with the tasks included in the Jointly adopted Work Plans but others may be implemented by one or more jurisdictions. This section provides an overview of some of the actions undertaken, with in some cases, links to other sites for additional information.
2005 - 2009 Work Plan Actions:
Three activities are identified and progress on them can be viewed at "2005 Transportation Progress Report".
2000 - 2004 Work Plan Actions:
- Transportation Planning - Several potential projects were identified through the Bellingham Comprehensive Transportation Plan update that would open new routes for traffic now using lakeshore routes.
- Education - An article was created for the Water Whys newsletter and the Lake Whatcom Management Program website describing water quality impacts associated with motorized vehicles and source control activities to reduce impacts.
- Road Standards - The City adopted road standards specific to the watershed to reduce pavement and provide stormwater treatment. The County considers the City's road standards for subdivisions in the watersheds and applies these standards where feasible.
- The County is using best available science for drainage and stormwater management associated with road projects to reduce impacts to water quality.
- The County is encouraging alternative transportation by providing improved bike lanes and sidewalks through road projects. County Public Works coordinates with the County Bicycle Advisory Committee for input on these improvements.