Land use & transportation planning

View a list of transportation planning-related resources for updating local government comprehensive plans.

Growth Management Act (GMA) Comprehensive Plan resources

The following resources assist cities and counties with their Growth Management Act (GMA) Comprehensive Plan updates.

Resources

Data sources

GMA training opportunities

Transportation efficient communities

WSDOT and the departments of Commerce, Ecology and Health together support local government efforts to make well-organized systems for travel and land use. Transportation Efficient Communities reviews best practices, contact information for subject matter experts, issue briefs and recorded webinars on land use, transportation, and healthy and safe communities.

Concurrency

Under the GMA, concurrency is one of 14 goals local governments must consider in land use planning. Concurrency is intended to ensure public facilities and services are adequate to serve new development at the time of occupancy without decreasing service levels below locally established minimum standards.

Planning tools

  • The 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 improve their understanding of the state transportation system.
  • WSDOT Multimodal Accessibility provides information and examples of how and why we measure people's ease of use of the transportation network.

State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) contacts and guidance

SEPA provides a way to identify possible environmental impacts that may result from governmental decisions.

14 fish passage projects were completed in 2020

improving access to 54.2 miles of upstream habitat.

11,959 incidents responded to

by WSDOT’s incident Response teams during second quarter of 2021, 15% more than same quarter in 2020.

41 Pre-existing Funds Projects Advertised

during the eighth quarter of the 2019-2021 biennium.