Transportation System Plan

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The City of Camas is continuing to work on the Transportation System Plan (TSP), and we appreciate your help so far!

As you may be aware, this plan will guide how we develop and invest in streets, pedestrian and bike facilities, and transit to meet the current and future needs of Camas and the surrounding areas. It will help determine which projects, policies, and programs are important to enhancing the quality of life in the city.

With this in mind, we ask that you complete the TSP survey #1, below. The information you provide will help us better understand the issues we’re currently facing, and it will help us develop solutions that will serve the community for years to come!

The TSP provides the basis for prioritizing projects and calculating Traffic Impact Fees. Additionally, the TSP helps to secure State and Federal Funding for those projects.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

You can also visit https://www.camastsp.com/ for more information!

If you're interested in viewing the Transportation Plan as it relates to the Camas 2035 plan, please use the link on the right and scroll to page 47.

The City of Camas is continuing to work on the Transportation System Plan (TSP), and we appreciate your help so far!

As you may be aware, this plan will guide how we develop and invest in streets, pedestrian and bike facilities, and transit to meet the current and future needs of Camas and the surrounding areas. It will help determine which projects, policies, and programs are important to enhancing the quality of life in the city.

With this in mind, we ask that you complete the TSP survey #1, below. The information you provide will help us better understand the issues we’re currently facing, and it will help us develop solutions that will serve the community for years to come!

The TSP provides the basis for prioritizing projects and calculating Traffic Impact Fees. Additionally, the TSP helps to secure State and Federal Funding for those projects.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

You can also visit https://www.camastsp.com/ for more information!

If you're interested in viewing the Transportation Plan as it relates to the Camas 2035 plan, please use the link on the right and scroll to page 47.

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    Are there plans to build sidewalks along Crown Road from 3rd up to Woodburn Elementary? We recently moved to Camas (Lookout Ridge neighborhood) from Seattle and I took my 2.5 year old daughter on a jog in her jogging stroller from our house to the upper Lacamas park entrance, however it was TERRIFYING. The shoulder sluffs down and there is not even a foot of pavement outside the white line. I had to run in traffic for the 50 yards or so while cars swerved around us after coming around the corner. It was extremely dangerous and now I must drive to a different entrance instead, I won't be doing that ever again even though it's so close and a convenient entrance to the park. Seems to be a great place to provide a safe walking area near the school, especially since there is now a new development going in just down the road (Magnolia Ridge), that is within walking distance of Woodburn Elem... but with a very dangerous stretch of road children will be tempted to walk along. Thank you for consideration!

    SkierScott24 asked 26 days ago

    Thank you for your question and for using Engage Camas! Crown Road is predominantly a County road with the Washougal city limits bordering a large portion of the east side of the roadway. Camas and Washougal have worked together to come up with a plan for a pedestrian and bicycle path on the east side of Crown Road. One Washougal developer has already built a portion of the shared use path. While this path is intended to extend from NE 3rd Avenue up to Woodburn Elementary School and is reflected in the Camas long range plan and list of projects, the improvements are not currently funded. Please note that your comments have been delivered to staff and will be taken into consideration!

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    Apologies if this is answered elsewhere, but there are two areas I encounter that I feel are quite dangerous and severely limit access / options for getting to some of the best parts of town. 1.) I can't believe the beautiful roadway from Lake Road down to the roundabout on the 500 has only a tiny lane on one side for bikes or foot traffic. I regularly see young children forced to get home by riding their bikes on that tiny strip while high volumes of traffic with large SUVs barrels through. Regardless of season, there are major visibility issues (sun/shade, rain through the trees, etc.) that can translate into really high risk. I applaud those that are willing to "gut it out" but it is shocking to see that access to the lake park can be so difficult without a car. 2.) It looks like it's being rectified, but having areas of 38th from Parker to where it turns to Astor where there is no bike lane option and on Astor where there are no sidewalks at all forces everyone to use their cars to get through there... OR, as during the pandemic, everyone was forced on the single multi-use path on the north side of 38th... many times there are groups or families that take the width of the path. I suspect there are many areas like this that must be put in some priority. Given the increasing number of children in the area, both of these seem like major safety issues. Respectfully submitted

    Scott S asked 26 days ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas!  And please don't apologize for voicing your concerns, even if we may have heard them before, your voice is important!  Your comment has been forwarded to staff and will be included along with other comments and the survey results!

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    It would be very helpful if Camas could work with Google or another Bike trial app so we could see the recommended routes to get from Point A to Point B. I love that I can ride on the sidewalks from downtown Camas to our home in Prune Hill - I take Leadbetter to Lake through the burbs to the Lake Lacamas Heritage trail and home on the bike line up Lake to Parker/Brady - but I don't know how to get from downtown Camas to the Captain William Clark trail and to Cottonwood beach and into the refuge - We love the green spaces but it is hard to find how they link together - it is word of mouth at best -

    MollyforGreenCamas asked 27 days ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas and thank you for your comment!  This has been provided to staff and we will add this to our survey results and comments!

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    The system of protected bike infrastructure is hodgepodge at best right now, and a lot of Southwest Washington, not just Camas, is characterized by frustrating street layouts like dead-end cul-de-sacs that make traveling extra burdensome for those who do not drive. I read through the memos available on your site and I see that (in words at least) there is a priority being placed on [at least considering] bike and pedestrian needs when building and maintaining infrastructure - I'm encouraged by the presence of that language and I will continue to hope that Camas lives up to these stated values, because they're definitely not apparent to the eye at the moment!! According to WA DoL, 77% of Washington residents have a driver's license - that leaves 23% or roughly 1 out of every 4 of us who still need to get around our communities without driving; people want to and need to be able to get around safely and comprehensively. Please place higher priority on building a comprehensive and physically-protected interconnected network of bike and pedestrian infrastructure that allows residents and visitors options to get around their communities as safely as those of us who drive. Currently there are only a few bike lanes in Camas, NONE of them to my knowledge are physically protected (you have most of them marked red for your worst quality-rating on your own evaluation map). The few separated bike trails that do exist are designed mostly for recreation - bikes are not just a recreational activity, they are functional devices as well. I love a scenic bike ride along the lake, but I also need to be able to get around actual business and retail areas without constantly worrying that I'm going to be hit by a driver who is staring at their phone on 3rd Avenue. We deserve a system that's more connected and functional than the disjunct smattering we currently have - drivers benefit, too, since this reduces the number of conflicts they potentially have with cyclists (and more people cycling and walking means fewer drivers on the road creating traffic).

    T.E.D. asked 28 days ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas and thank you for your comment!  This has been provided to staff and we will add this to our survey results and comments!


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    I agree with this! Please do not assume residents in this quiet community want a public transportation rail system running through the town. Expanding bike lanes and adding bus stops is enough. Anything more than bikes and busses invites potential crime. My question: What steps has the city taken, in its plans for growth, to ensure existing residents in Camas will be able to retire here? Instead of expanding, are you positively impacting the lives of residents who helped build this friendly community?

    Suzanne Ward asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas!  Camas' comprehensive plan does have policies in place, and zoning regulations to implement a variety of housing types including accessibility for our aging population.  This is included in the project design work to make sure that new infrastructure is ADA compliant, and we do our best to make sure there are trails, connected sidewalks and other elements to make this a walkable community.  There are gaps, but it is simply a matter or prioritization on capital, and/or timing on private development. Additionally, there are no plans for a rail at this time. 

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    Is there any hope of having at least a crosswalk on third ave that would go to the park ?? I know there is a light at the bottom of the hill so having stop light is out but the cross walk would help. Getting in and out of the park even in a car is treacherous at times.

    Gina asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas! The City is currently working on a Local Road Safety Plan, and this request will be reviewed in conjunction with this plan. Please note, special care is taken to consider unintended consequences associated with adding crosswalk striping. In many instances, the striping itself can provide a false sense of security to the pedestrian without the addition of any true safety features. Typically, marked crosswalks across four or more lanes of traffic require additional enhancements such as flashing lights and additional signage.

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    People are speeding with loud mufflers on Umatilla and around Camas High. Can TSP help with this?

    Jk asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas!  Technically, this would not be part of the TSP.  However, we will have someone follow up with you regarding your comment!

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    Please do not assume residents in this quiet community want a public transportation rail system running through the town. Expanding bike lanes and adding bus stops is enough. Anything more than bikes and busses invites potential crime. My question: What steps has the city taken, in its plans for growth, to ensure existing residents in Camas will be able to retire here? Instead of expanding, are you positively impacting the lives of residents who helped build this friendly community?

    Mcbee.laura@gmail.com asked 6 months ago

    Hello, 

    Thank you for your comments and questions.  The City is consistently taking steps to plan for growth, whether it’s something like our current Parks and Recreation and Open Space Comprehensive plan, or the Transportation System Plan which you commented on! We also encourage and need public participation with all of these plans to have a better idea of where our residents want us to go. Our residents are the ones that determine the growth of the City through their elected officials, public hearings and commenting on projects like this!

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