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Transportation Master Plan

Transportation Master Plan (TMP)

Beginning in May 2011, transportation consultant Fehr and Peers and the Burien Transportation Master Plan Advisory Committee, representing a broad cross section of the City’s neighborhoods and transportation interest groups, analyzed Burien’s existing transportation system and reviewed existing comprehensive plan transportation policies to develop a new transportation vision for the City. 

The resulting Transportation Master Plan (TMP) advances two new transportation principles for Burien: a layered transportation network and multimodal level-of-service standards. These principles complement Burien’s adopted Complete Streets Policy and provide a comprehensive, integrated transportation network offering safe and convenient travel options for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motor vehicle drivers and public transit users.

The Transportation Master Plan Advisory Committee met six times over the course of the year-long planning effort, to help frame transportation issues, bring balance to policy discussions and build community consensus for the TMP.  The City also hosted a number of public outreach evening meetings in which residents were encouraged to provide recommendations regarding specific projects and areas of emphasis for the plan. 

The Burien City Council approved Resolution No. 332 adopting the Transportation Master Plan on May 7, 2012.  The TMP ensures coordination between transportation decision-making and the adopted Land Use Element of Burien’s Comprehensive Plan and addresses community values as articulated through the City’s Vision Statement.  The Transportation Master Plan informs the development of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) by identifying the types of projects that are needed to support future travel trends and providing a framework for evaluating how they fit within community values and fiscal resources.

Adopted Transportation Master Plan and Appendices

  • For questions, comments or concerns about the Transportation Master Plan update, please contact:

    Burien Public Works Dept.
    Phone: (206) 248-5521


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