Thanks to everyone that's taken part in Connect the Gig thus far! We've made great progress, including at our most recent workshop on October 7. Reflecting on everyone's input, the City and its consultant team are now working to create the draft plan - with the next public event to review it expected early 2018. Check our library and calendar pages for updates as we move forward!
Meanwhile, here's a quick survey developed to help us affirm and refine some of the high-level goals (the "vision") to be included in the Active Transportation Plan. What's more, everyone that completes the survey can opt to be included in a drawing for a free FitBit™ activity tracker* (a perfect prize for cycling and walking, right?) Take our survey at the following link:
*Questionnaire closes midnight, December 31
Gig Harbor's a unique, complex place - so LOTS of input is needed to create a plan that really fits. Public workshops allowed residents to detail the issues - and suggest where the plan should lead.
Planning to the People
For those who can't make workshops but care deeply about Gig Harbor's future, we took the plan on the road (as it were) with "pop-up" stations downtown and around town - online questionnaires, too!
How better to plan for an all-modes future than to examine all-modes conditions? Connect the Gig featured fun, engaging events with an all-modes focus - including in-depth walking tours.
"Get There" Strategies
Connect the Gig is really three projects in one, including a new transportation element (that's planner-speak) for the comprehensive plan. Translation: Fresh new goals and policies to guide City decision-making.
Vehicles are vital, but transportation includes much more, from sunny strolls to trips on foot or by bike. That's why Connect the Gig will create a Non-Motorized Plan - helping improve life away from steering wheels.
Plans may chart a course, but they don't always advise on how to get there. The third part of Connect the Gig will evaluate and recommend a wide range of funding strategies - a "how to" guide for real progress.