Active transportation programs

Active Transportation is about giving people safe options for getting from one place to another using "active" modes such as walking and bicycling.  

Photo of people walking on a sidewalk

The Active Transportation Programs Section provides technical services and funding assistance to public agencies in support of active transportation for health, safety and economic development. The unit works to focus state and federal funding from the Pedestrian and Bicycle Program and the Safe Routes to School Program towards projects in areas of the state with the highest need and potential for success.

 

Bike Month Governor's Proclamation (pdf 647 kb)

 

Active Transportation Project Prioritization Tool

This recorded presentation provides an overview of the Active Transportation Priority Tool (APT) intended to help practitioners evaluate and prioritize pedestrian and bicycle improvements on existing roadways.  The tool, published in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program Report 803, is designed to be flexible, transparent, and incorporate agency/community values.  It highlights the turnkey pre-programmed spreadsheet to help inform decisions about the allocation of limited resources where they will provide the most benefit. A copy of the presentation slides are available for viewing. More information and links to the spreadsheets, guide, and resources are available on the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center website.

Technical Services

Technical services are intended to provide guidance and tools to public agencies to help plan, develop and implement successful projects.  Available project development services include:

  • Community assessment field reviews to identify bicycle and pedestrian safety and mobility improvement options
  • Support local agencies in bicycle and pedestrian safety and mobility planning
  • Provide pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure best practice information
  • Support local agencies with bicycle and pedestrian data review and analysis

Programs

Other Resources

 

Contact us
Active Transportation Programs Manager:
Charlotte Claybrooke - ClaybrC@wsdot.wa.gov - 360-705-7302