The 2020 TMP update (TMPU) addresses the changing conditions Mountlake Terrace will experience with the introduction of light rail, the development of the Town Center, and overall growth the community will experience with zoning modifications that allow greater densities. The TMPU includes an analysis of Mountlake Terrace’s current transportation needs, and creates a vision for its transportation system to accommodate future demand with improved accessibility through safe and efficient mobility throughout the city.
The TMPU also reviews the city’s existing transportation planning methods and strategies, and condenses them into an organized structure. Staff intends to restructure the TMPU over the next three years and incorporate the resulting document as the Transportation Element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 3 - Public Outreach Program
Chapter 4 - Transportation Goals Principles and Policies
Chapter 5 - Motorized Plan
Chapter 6 - Pedestrian Plan
Chapter 7 - Bicycle Plan
Chapter 8 - Public Transit Plan
Chapter 9 - Environment Considerations
Chapter 10 - Maintenance and Operations Plan
Chapter 11 - Implementation and Funding Plan
The City's previous Transportation Master Plan was adopted in 2007. Over the past 13 years the city’s population has increased by six percent, with future forecasts of the population surging 18 percent by 2035.
The TMPU provides a comprehensive analysis of the existing transportation system in Mountlake Terrace and forecasts future conditions to 2035. The TMPU was adopted on December 20, 2020 and can be accessed using the links below - both as a complete document and by individual chapters; a link to the appendices to the TMPU is also provided. The TMPU is structured into seven primary components:
The Planning Commission reviewed the draft TMPU on five individual occasions. At the fifth meeting Planning Commission concluded with a motion to forward the plan to the City Council for review, a public hearing and final adoption.