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 complete the draft transportation element and active transportation plan - with City commission and Council review expected early 2018. Check our library and calendar pages for updates as we move forward.
Survey Winner Announced
Congratulations to Gig Harbor resident Mike Gofman, winner of our December drawing (and shown here with his new FitBit™ activity tracker.) Huge thanks to Mike and all 264 folks that completed the survey - your input helped shape the overall vision for Gig's non-motorized transportation future. Click here for questionnaire results.
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.