If We Build It, Will They Come?

The Washinton State Department of Transportation

"The [Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)], which operates through regional offices, owns and maintains over 7,000 miles of roadways. The transportation system needs are identified at the regional level. They identify which roadway projects to build and improve based on traffic modeling projections. Projects are then ranked and prioritize based on benefit cost analysis. However, no similar "tool" exists to evaluate the need for sidewalks. The intent of this project was to give WSDOT regional planners a tool to determine which corridors have the highest pedestrian levels."

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