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Public Engagement

To be successful, the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan needs meaningful participation from members of Seattles diverse communities and neighborhoods. The public engagement strategy aims to reach a broad and representative group of community members to better understand peoples knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors as they relate to pedestrian issues. The strategy employs a variety of methods to gather input from members of communities that historically have not been reached through traditional public participation processes and from communities dependent on walking as a primary form of transportation. The input gained from public engagement is being used to help shape the Pedestrian Master Plans projects, programs, and policies.

Public engagement must be an early and continuing part of the transportation and project development process. It is essential that the project sponsor knows the communitys values in order to avoid, minimize, and mitigate impacts, as well as to narrow the field of alternatives (for planning) and alignments (for projects). The community also needs to understand the constraints and tradeoffs of the development process and to buy-in to projects. Click here for more information about public engagement.

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