West Olympia traffic study seeks input from residents

March 14, 2007

The City of Olympia and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) are partnering on a joint study of city street and state highway systems on the west side of Olympia. The study will evaluate how well the systems work together to support the diverse transportation needs of the west side, now and in the future.

A public workshop is scheduled Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 at Evergreen Christian Community, 1000 Black Lake Blvd. SW in Olympia. Participants can share their thoughts about West Olympia transportation and learn more about the project.

Current street and highway networks on Olympia's west side can hinder timely emergency response, efficient transit service, and pedestrian and bicycle access, the study will look at ways to more evenly distribute traffic and provide access to growth areas and examine mobility needs of transit, bicyclists, pedestrians and vehicles.

For more information about the project, go to www.trpc.org/westolympia.