Last Updated: November 4, 2019
A complete sidewalk network to move pedestrians safely throughout the City has always been a focus for Shoreline and its residents. Recent and current studies help to better define priorities for completing and maintaining this network. New funding sources in addition to grant funded capital projects will move the City further along in the development of our sidewalk network.
The Sidewalk Restoration and Repair program is currently in the consultant selection phase, which will be followed by design contract negotiations.
The New Sidewalks program is currently in the consultant selection phase, which will be followed by design contract negotiations.
In November 2018, the voters approved a .2% increase of the Sales and Use Tax for the construction of and repair for sidewalks. As part of the ballot measure, twelve specific locations were identified for new sidewalks. Staff is reviewing these projects to identify the schedule for these projects and estimates completion of all twelve locations over the next ten years. As identified in the ballot measure, bonds will be issued to fund these improvements with the sales and use tax revenue paying for the bonds over a twenty year period. The increase in the sales and use tax is effective April 1, 2019.
In June 2018, the City Council approved an additional $20 annual Vehicle License Fee for sidewalk maintenance and repair. See more information on existing funding sources for sidewalks.
Overview and History
Transportation Master Plan (TMP)
The TMP provides overview on all of Shoreline's transportation programs. Although the current TMP was adopted in 2011 and will be updated in the next few years to include such information as the results of the following two studies, it still provides general background and history.
Sidewalk Prioritization Plan
In June 2018, the Shoreline City Council adopted a Sidewalk Prioritization Plan for new sidewalks. This was the result of a year-long process working with a Sidewalk Advisory Committee and the community to develop a method of prioritizing new sidewalk projects and to identify possible funding sources.
ADA Transition Plan
The City is currently evaluating existing sidewalks, curb ramps, and pedestrian crossing facilities as part of its required ADA Transition Plan to make existing sidewalks safe and accessible for all users. Prioritizing existing sidewalk improvements will be a part of this plan.