Citizen advisory committee proposes project list for Mobility Georgetown Bond 2021
The City of Georgetown is putting together a mobility bond package for a vote by its residents in May 2021 and wants public feedback on a proposed list of projects.
The 16-member Mobility Georgetown 2021 Citizen Advisory Committee met throughout August, September, and October to narrow down a list of projects for the bond program that address Georgetown’s overall transportation challenges, limit the burden to taxpayers, and reflect the public priorities shared through a digital survey this summer.
From Nov. 16 to Dec. 7, members of the public can use an interactive, online map tool to indicate whether they support the proposed projects, as well as provide comments on each of the projects. The public can also use the survey tool to provide recommendations for projects not included in the 10 projects identified by the committee. Printed versions of the survey, in both English and Spanish languages, will be available at City facilities.
The citizen committee members want to understand the level of support for the top 10 projects they identified before making a final recommendation to City Council. In addition to the proposed 10 roadway projects, the committee also is considering allocating $2.5 million for sidewalks, $1.5 million for bike facilities, $1.7 million for intersection projects, and $1.3 million for transportation technology upgrades. Not all of the proposed projects will move forward. City Council initially targeted about $50 million for the bond package, and the 10 proposed projects alone total about $165 million. The committee will review the feedback prior to making its final recommendations to City Council in January 2021.
Virtual Town Hall Event: The public also will have an opportunity to learn more, ask questions, and provide comments via a virtual, live, town hall event. People can tune in from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, on Zoom and the City’s Facebook page to hear more about how the committee developed the proposed project list and more about each project. People can submit comments via Facebook comment or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the event ending. The town hall will be recorded and shared on the bond website as part of a virtual open house. The agenda and meeting information will be available on agendas.georgetown.org.
The primary focus areas of this mobility bond are:
- Increasing capacity of Georgetown’s roadway network and bridges with high traffic volume.
- Improving intersections, building sidewalks, and enhancing safety throughout Georgetown to create new connections within and among neighborhoods.
- Coordinating with other planned transportation work, including projects identified in our Pedestrian and Bike master plans, to accelerate delivery to Georgetown residents
For more information about the bond process, visit bonds.georgetown.org.