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Kyle Miller
Transportation Planning Specialist, 360.705.7946, kyle.miller@wsdot.

Community Planning Portal

Community Planning Portal snapshotThe WSDOT Community Planning Portal provides access to state transportation data for general planning purposes. The intent of the portal is to help local and regional planners, decision-makers, and citizens better understand the state transportation system. We hope that sharing this data will lead to more collaborative planning so that together, we can identify opportunities to operate our shared transportation system more efficiently, manage demand effectively, and where appropriate fund strategic capacity improvements.

WSDOT Community Planning Portal Link

What is new with the Community Planning Portal?

To stay current with any additions or changes to the Community Planning Portal, make sure you subscribe to the Community Planning Portal RSS feed. By subscribing to this feed, you will receive periodic updates about the Portal as soon as they are available.

What is the Second Phase of the Community Planning Portal?

The second phase of the Portal has been underway for some time. Now that it is almost complete, here are some of the highlights of the layers that were recently developed or updated.

New Layers
  • Climate Impact Vulnerability
  • Alternative Fuel Stations
  • Fish Passage Inventory Map
  • Tribal Planning Factsheets
  • Noise Walls
  • Metropolitan Planning Areas
Updated Layers
  • Freight and Goods Transportation System (added truck count data)
  • National Highway System (added local NHS Routes)
  • Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (updated boundaries)

How do I get started?

  • You may access the WSDOT
    Community Planning Portal by clicking on the graphic above, or by accessing it through the WSDOT Online Map Center. For the best performance, we recommend using one of the latest versions of Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, or Internet Explorer.
  • Once the map is open, click on the "Show Contents of Map" tab to display a wide array of information pertaining to things such as airport locations, state highway designations and classifications, roadway characteristics, traffic counts, and much more!
  • View the WSDOT Community Planning Portal - Quick Start Guide (pdf 70 kb) for more information about navigating the Portal.

How do I get additional help?

  • Video 1 - This video shows how to use some of the basic functionality of the Community Planning Portal, e.g., how to open a map, zoom to locations, select a layer, etc.
  • Video 2 - This video shows how to adjust the appearance of the Community Planning Portal, e.g., filtering data, setting visibility ranges, changing symbols, etc.
  • Video 3 - This video shows how to add data and enhance the map within the Community Planning Portal, e.g., importing data from multiple sources, adding map notes, reconfiguring the pop-ups, etc.
  • Community Planning Portal Trouble Shooting Guide (pdf 219 kb). This guide provides information on how to correct problems that may arise while using the Portal.

How does the Community Planning Portal help the planning process?

  • The Portal's data about the state transportation system can help local governments complete the transportation element inventory required by the Growth Management Act. For a written summary of state transportation data for a particular city, county, or tribe, activate the planning fact sheet layer and click on the desired jurisdiction.
  • Planners are able to create custom maps by uploading their own data ArcGIS Online.
  • Planners can also add data to the map from other local, state, and federal agencies through ArcGIS Online.

Where can I share feedback about the Community Planning Portal?

WSDOT wants to hear your ideas! If you have any suggestions for the Community Planning Portal, please share them by contacting Kyle Miller, WSDOT Planning Policy & Implementation Office,, 360.705.7946.

What other information is available?