To be effective, master plans require a solid understanding of transportation priorities. How to balance between different transportation needs like daily commuting versus on-plateau needs, for instance? Take our online "Priorities Poll" or download this printable version to weigh in, and help us begin the conversation!
Transportation Plan Library
Here's a collection of items associated with the Sammamish Transportation Master Plan - some, providing policy support and direction for the work at-hand; others, documents developed showing draft concepts, strategies and recommendations. Follow along as the plan grows!
Sammamish's Comprehensive Plan is the City's "umbrella" planning document, establishing primary goals and objectives for things like land use, housing, parks and transportation. Here's the latest version - think of it as the foundation for the more specific, more detailed Transportation Master Plan now being developed.
As recently as 2014, the City of Sammamish commissioned a survey, seeking input on what issues are most important to residents - especially those the City can address. Here's a copy of that survey, listing "traffic congestion" as the biggest issue among respondents. Interestingly enough, four of the top seven issues listed are transportation-related - meaning close to 64% of all things mentioned as "most desired change" had to do with travel!
Parks and open spaces provide many cities with the type of visual "signature" that makes them distinctive - something that's certainly true of Sammamish. It follows that planning for the city's future needs to harmonize with parks and open space areas, tapping trail networks and helping the city grow in positive ways. Here's a copy of the 2012 Parks, Recreation & Open Space (PROS) plan.
Trails and pathways serve multiple roles, including travel that factors into transportation planning. Here's a copy of the 2004 Trails, Bikeways & Paths Plan, which laid out strategies on 20-year timeframes. How much as come to pass? What's left to accomplish? Check it out here.