Longview Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

In 2021, the Complete Streets Advisory Committee began developing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The first of its kind for Longview, this Master Plan details how the Complete Streets vision will be implemented. Read below to learn about the public process, view the online open house Story Map, or download a copy of the plan for your review. 

 

Collaborative Process

The Master Plan was developed through a collaborative, public process. Beginning in early 2021, a team consisting of Complete Streets Advisory Committee members, other residents and volunteers, and City staff drafted the Plan from scratch. The drafting team used other cities’ master plans for inspiration and guidance on important components of a successful bicycle and pedestrian plan.

The drafting team contributed their experiences walking and biking around Longview. Many contributors also called on memories and knowledge of other cities that have exceptional infrastructure for pedestrians and bicyclists.  The draft Plan is a mosaic of the community’s values and experiences and this lends to its strength. By developing this Master Plan with volunteer staff and resources, the City saved money and time over hiring an external consultant. 

The public process also includes other opportunities for the broader community to provide input. The City developed virtual and in-person open houses for the public to learn about and provide comments on the elements of the Master Plan. The City Council also held public meetings to solicit feedback from the broader community and discuss adoption of the plan. Read more below about these opportunities.

Virtual Open House

The City developed an interactive story map to act as a virtual open house for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. This online tool summarizes the chapters of the Master Plan, provides interactive maps and diagrams, and includes a survey for the community to provide comments to the City. Click the link below to visit the online open house Story Map. The online open house and survey will be available from February 1, 2022 through March 1, 2022. 

Open House Story Map

In-person Open House

An in-person open house was held March 10, 2022 to allow community members to learn more about the plan. 


Draft Document

Click a link to view the PDF draft documents.

Draft Document #2 06/02/22

Draft Document #1 11/23/21