Your opinion matters!
Your opinion matters to the BTA, County Commissioners, municipal planners, other Washington County residents. Safe and complete streets which accommodate cyclists and pedestrians are not an amenity, but rather a critical component of our transportation system. The more we talk about these issues with our friends, neighbors, city staff and elected officials, the faster we’ll achieve a transportation network in Washington County that gives people safe routes to walk and bike.
We need your support!
The BTA has been working with residents and policy makers in Washington County to support bicycling through funding and policies. But we need your help to demonstrate support and strength in numbers. Below are two ways you can get engaged and raise awareness for bicycle and pedestrian issues.
1. Take this survey and tell the County Commissioners what would encourage you to walk or bike more often.
Washington County Departments of Health and Human Services as well as Land Use and Transportation are conducting a rapid Health Impact Assessment (HIA). An HIA is used to build the capacity of public agencies to evaluate the health effects of projects and policies. This project will provide valuable information to decision-makers as the county updates its active transportation (bicycle and pedestrian) policies, develops a “toolkit” for bicycle facility design, and develops a strategy for prioritizing bicycle and pedestrian improvements.
2. Attend a Washington County open house on the Transportation System Plan (TSP) udpate. The TSP is a critical planning document that guides all County decisions on funding, policies and programs. Please attend one of three open houses and let County staff know that you walk and ride bicycles and we must have a safe and healthy transportation system in Washington County.
Community Open House: West County
Community Open House: North County
Community Open House: South County