Transportation Master Plan Update

What is the future of transportation in Redmond?

The City’s vision for the future is described in the Redmond Comprehensive Plan, and the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is an important piece of the Comprehensive Plan. In 2005, the City adopted its first TMP to help guide the future of transportation. In 2013, the City completed its first major TMP update to guide Redmond into the year 2030.


Redmond’s 2030 transportation system supports Redmond’s vision 
for vibrant urban centers in Downtown and Overlake, 
connected neighborhoods and a sustainable community. 
Movement of people, goods, and freight both locally and regionally 
is provided by street, light rail, transit, pedestrian, and 
bicycle systems that are complete and fully integrated.


The next TMP update is beginning right now will help guide transportation in Redmond toward the year 2050.


How does the TMP help Redmond plan for the future?

The TMP is the City’s primary long-range transportation planning document, and it reflects the community’s priorities as described in the Comprehensive Plan. It describes: 

  • a vision for transportation, 
  • strategies for achieving the vision, 
  • investments and implementation actions needed to advance the vision, and 
  • performance measures to monitor progress toward the vision.


How can you get involved in the update of the TMP?

The update process kicks off in fall 2020, with community outreach and engagement activities through early 2021, in summer 2021, and in spring 2022.

We want your ideas about transportation and mobility in Redmond! We need your input on the strategies, policies, and projects of the Transportation Master Plan and how to measure our success.

Come back to the Virtual Lobby soon for more information about updating Redmond's TMP!

Image of traffic light in Downtown Redmond at dusk



TMP-flow-chart | The City's Vision is adopted in the Comprehensive Plan, implemented by the TMP.  The City-wide guiding principles lead to a Transportation Vision for the community, which inform the Implementation Strategies.  Implementation strategies are put into action, monitored, and influence future updates.

The TMP flowchart can be found in Chapter One of the TMP and described how the TMP helps implement the Vision for the City as adopted by the Redmond Comprehensive Plan.

TMP update timeline graphic | Will begin in 2020 and be completed by the end of 2022.  There will be multiple opportunties throughout the update process for community ideas, input, and review, begining with the community ideas for the vision, values, and prioritiesin November of 2020. The draft plan and projects list is anticipated towards the end of 2021 with a final draft in mid 2022.



Why does the TMP matter?

Since 2005 the TMP has been a valuable tool for aligning transportation strategies and priorities with the overall vision for Redmond and the region.

Redmond’s TMP has helped to realize and implement the vision for Redmond, including the opening of light rail service to Overlake in 2023 and to Downtown and Marymoor Village in 2024.

Why do TMP strategies matter?

The TMP is organized around strategies that advance the vision for Redmond.

We will be asking the community about how the strategies should be updated to reflect Redmond’s mobility needs through the year 2050. The strategies matter – they help the City prioritize investments that help achieve the vision.


What has our TMP accomplished for the City of Redmond?

  

2013 StrategiesResults since 2013

Provide strong support for urban centers

Transformed Cleveland Street into an award winning pedestrian-friendly Downtown main street
Completed Redmond Central Connector Phase 1 in Downtown
Fully funded and advanced design of the Overlake Access Ramp
Returned two-way traffic to Redmond Way and Cleveland Street
Fully funded the transformation of 152ndAve NE into a pedestrian-friendly main street in Overlake Village

Improve travel choices and mobility

Completed Redmond Central Connector Phase 2 in Sammamish Valley
Extended 161st Ave NE in Downtown
Extended 164th Ave NE in Downtown
Improved safety and mobility on 166th Ave NE in Education Hill
Completed several safe routes to school projects, including in Education Hill and Grass Lawn
Enhanced marked crosswalks in several locations to improve pedestrian safety

Prepare for light rail

Fully funded and are constructing pedestrian bridges over SR 520 connecting to light rail stations in Overlake 
Supported transit-oriented development in Downtown and Overlake Village
Supported the passage of ST3, which extends light rail to Marymoor Village and Downtown
Championed increased local and express bus service (e.g. routes 250, 542, and 545)
Refined the location for the Downtown station and selected an elevated alignment through Downtown to enhance mobility and safety

Increase neighborhood connections

Completed Redmond Central Connector Phase 2 in Sammamish Valley
Extended 161st Ave NE in Downtown
Extended 164th Ave NE in Downtown
Improved safety and mobility on 166th Ave NE in Education Hill
Completed several safe routes to school projects, including in Education Hill and Grass Lawn
Enhanced marked crosswalks in several locations to improve pedestrian safety

Enhance freight mobility

Extended 185th Ave NE in Southeast Redmond
Extended 188th Ave NE in Southeast Redmond
Widened Union Hill Rd in Southeast Redmond


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