The City envisions a community in which residents and visitors of all ages and abilities are able to travel safely and conveniently on the transportation network. In 2019, City Council formalized this vision by adopting the Longview Complete Streets Ordinance (Ordinance 3413). The ordinance established Chapter 12.70 of the Longview Municipal Code, which describes the policies and procedures that will be used to build a comprehensive, integrated, connected transportation network that promotes health and safety of all users.
This vision will be realized over time through capital improvement projects or through a series of smaller improvements and maintenance activities. The Complete Streets Advisory Committee was established to guide City staff on the implementation of the Complete Streets policy. In addition to the monthly Committee meetings, Staff publish an annual performance report on the progress of the Complete Streets policy. Through on-going improvements, regular public involvement, and annual reflection on our progress, the City hopes to increase transportation system access for all users and improve the quality of life available to all residents.
Complete Streets Advisory Committee
The Longview Complete Streets Ordinance also established the Complete Streets Advisory Committee to assist and advise staff on complete streets elements, transportation system plans and design criteria, and when otherwise needed to fulfill the goals of complete streets.
Complete Streets Advisory Committee Bylaws
The Committee consists of a team of citizen volunteers and City staff:
- Current members: Matthew Carnahan, Clark Carroll, Trey Davis, Dave Fine, Elizabeth Stratton, George Winn
- Council Liaison: Ruth Kendall Alternate: Angie Wean
- Chair: Morgan Palmer, Engineer
- Staff: Ken Hash, Public Works Director; Karl Enyeart, Engineer; Sam Barham, Engineer, Nancy Vandehey, Administrative Assistant
Committee meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm. A searchable archive of meetings and agenda packets can be found at https://www.mylongview.com/129/Agendas-Minutes. More information about the Committee and to apply to be a member visit the Boards & Commissions website at https://www.mylongview.com/506/Boards-Commissions.
Longview Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
In 2021, the Complete Streets Advisory Committee began developing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The first of its kind for Longview, this Master Plan details how the Complete Streets vision will be implemented. Visit the Master Plan website to learn more about the plan.
City staff prepare an annual performance report on progress toward the Complete Streets policy. The purpose of this report is to celebrate success in implementing complete streets as well as identify opportunities for improvement.