Active Transportation

Active transportation includes any form of human-powered transportation. This could be walking, cycling, using a wheelchair, in-line skating, or skateboarding. In recent years, the City has been focusing more efforts in expanding and better supporting our active transportation network and programs throughout the city.

This has included unanimous Council adoption of Puyallup Moves, the City's first active transportation plan; establishing a summer lunchtime walk series to educate participants about City development and mobility projects; and completing an ADA Transition Plan. More information about these and other projects can be found through links on this page.

Safe Routes to School

The City is developing a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) masterplan to identify and recommend infrastructure and program improvements to make walking or riding to school safer and more convenient. The plan will help facilitate future grants, initiatives and collaborative efforts. You can track the plan's progress and participate here.

Public Input and Recent Work

Puyallup’s Safe Routes to School Plan recently completed two public engagement opportunities. The first was a photo activity where folks submitted images of what makes walking and cycling to school enjoyable - view some of those photos here! The other opportunity was a public workshop where attendees reviewed a draft list of potential projects on which they were able to provide feedback. Following a presentation that provided an overview of the SRTS Plan and work that has been completed, attendees participated in a small-group activity to discuss the potential projects and come to a group consensus on their top five projects. Participants then reported back to the full group which projects they identified and why. It was a robust discussion that continues to inform the drafting of the SRTS plan and project list.

Open House materials included:

Next Steps

The draft Safe Routes to School Plan will be considered for adoption by the City Council at their May 14 meeting. The plan can be reviewed here. Please contact Senior Planner Katie Baker at kbaker@ci.puyallup.wa.us with any comments or questions. 

ADA Transition Plan

The City has worked with a consultant team to develop an ADA Transition Plan. This plan, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, ensures that the city's transportation system, other publicly provided capital facilities, and city services are accessible to all. Approximately 18 percent of Americans are disabled and they are guaranteed by law equal access to publicly provided facilities and services. The purpose of this Transition Plan is to evaluate existing practices and facilities and develop a framework for implementing accessibility requirements across all City of Puyallup departments. The ADA requires all public agencies with fifty or more employees to develop an ADA transition plan in order to evaluate existing facilities and set steps and a schedule for implementing needed changes to bring them into ADA compliance. This Transition Plan fulfills these requirements.

The Planning Commission will hold an Open House and Public Hearing on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. The open house will be at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers Lobby (City Hall, 5th Floor); the Public Hearing will follow immediately, at 6:30 PM. The draft Plan is available here for your review. You may provide any comments or questions to staff planner, Katie Baker, AICP, at kbaker@ci.puyallup.wa.us or (253) 435-3604.

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