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Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan Citizen Participation Strategy

  • United States
  • Seattle Department of Transportation
To be successful, the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP) project will need meaningful citizen participation from members of Seattle’s broad and diverse communities

Objectives

The citizen participation strategy aims to reach a broad and representative group of community members to better understand people’s knowledge.

Targets

Differents communities.

Description

This document includes:

• a stakeholder analysis to recognize the full range of stakeholders for this project

• a description of participation methods, such as surveys, neighborhood and city-wide events to forward the goals of the Pedestrian Master Plan

• a strategy for outreach to historically underrepresented populations including translation and interpretation services, varied communications media, and meeting times and venues that work for a diverse group of people

• a timeline detailing which participation or outreach method will be most appropriate at each stage of the planning process

The citizen participation strategy aims to reach a broad and representative group of community members to better understand people’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviors as they relate to pedestrian issues. A variety of methods are outlined to gather input from members of communities that historically have not been reached through traditional public participation methods and communities dependent on walking as a primary form of transportation. The input gained from citizen participation in the Pedestrian Master Plan will help shape the project, programs and policies that will make Seattle a safer, more attractive place to walk.