Last updated December 2013

What is the Transportation Master Plan (TMP)

The City of Shoreline 2011 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is the long-range plan for Shoreline's transportation network. It helps guide how the City develops its Capital Improvement Program, coordinates transportation improvements with land uses, and plans for what is needed to respond to growth. 

  • The TMP contains policies and projects that support the future land uses in the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
  • These policies affect choices for travel modes, such as car, bus, bicycle, and on foot.
  • Knowing how Shoreline will grow in the future allows the City to plan for the right transportation system improvements.
  • The projects listed in the TMP help ensure that adequate transportation facilities are in place.

When developing the TMP, the City took an approach that designs a system for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and motorists. In doing so, the City developed the following:

  • Goals, policies, and implementation strategies that identify how to improve and expand Shoreline's transportation system.
  • Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Transit System Plans that show complete systems for mobility throughout the City.
  • Prioritized projects for funding including bicycle, pedestrian, and traffic safety and operations projects.
  • Projects needed to accommodate growth over the next twenty years.
  • Updated street classifications that match the existing use of the street with the appropriate classification.
  • A funding strategy to pay for the identified improvements.
  • An updated concurrency standard that ensures adequate transportation facilities will be in place as growth occurs.

Amendments to the TMP

Sidewalk Prioritization Plan & ADA Transition Plan

The City is currently conducting a sidewalk study to evaluate and update how new sidewalk projects are prioritized. In addition, the City will be completing a State required plan to bring existing sidewalks to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards.  The sidewalk study will conclude in 2018 and information from the study will be included in the TMP when it is updated prior to 2023.