2022 Transportation Improvement Updates

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Each year, the City of Vancouver prepares a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This document includes detailed descriptions of all transportation projects planned in the city for the next six years. These projects include traffic signals, bike lanes, crosswalks and sidewalk improvements that will make it safer for all people to get around Vancouver. The TIP includes detailed information and the funding status for each project. It also helps explain how transportation projects are paid for using local taxes and money from state and federal programs.

Community Priorities

When it comes to transportation improvements, every project is important. We all want safer streets and to make it easier for people to get around Vancouver. The TIP helps the City decide which projects to complete first. To do this, the TIP uses priorities and principles identified by the community. Projects are selected and scored using the eight priorities to the right.

These priorities have been updated for 2022 to include feedback from the City’s Transportation and Mobility Commission and to better align with Vancouver’s comprehensive plan, financial policies and strategic goals.

2022 Transportation Priorities
  • Safety
  • Social Equity
  • Active Transportation
  • Climate/Environment
  • Care for Existing Assets
  • Traffic Management
  • Economic Development
  • Project Viability

Learn more about Vancouver's 2022 transportation priorities, below.


Community Review Process

We invite you to review the 2023-2028 Draft Transportation Improvement Program and an interactive map of projects by visiting: cityofvancouver.us/TIP

Share your feedback, suggestions or questions by using the comment box below. Share ideas for future transportation projects, using the ideas tool. You can also share share feedback by emailing betterstreets@cityofvancouver.us.

Transportation priorities for 2022 have been updated to reflect what we’ve heard from community members. Projects are selected and scored using eight priorities:

  • Safety: Will the project improve safety for people who drive, walk, ride a bike or take transit?
  • Social equity: Will the project promote fairness or access?
  • Active transportation: Will the project support walking or riding a bike?
  • Climate/environment: Will the project align with the city’s climate goals?
  • Care for existing assets: Will the project repair or replace existing streets, sidewalks or signals?
  • Traffic management: Will the project help reduce traffic?
  • Economic development: Will the project support Vancouver’s local economy?
  • Project viability: Is the project realistic?


Projects are removed from the TIP each year, once they are constructed. New projects are added based on input from many sources, including:

  • Community members
  • Community-based organizations
  • Advocacy groups
  • Businesses
  • City staff members
  • Local developers
  • Other agencies, such as C-TRAN
  • Citywide planning processes
  • State and federal grant opportunities


State law (RCW 35.77.010) requires the City of Vancouver to prepare a TIP each year to help implement the city’s comprehensive growth management plan. The Vancouver City Council votes on whether to approve the TIP before July 1 of each year. As part of this process, the TIP team conducts outreach through letters, such as this one, online engagement, and presentations made to various groups, including the City’s Transportation and Mobility Commission, the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Alliance and the City Council. We welcome any suggestions you have for how we can improve our outreach going forward.

Projects included in Vancouver’s TIP reflect guiding principles and polices developed as part of Vancouver Moves, the City’s Transportation System Plan (TSP). Together, these documents help shape how Vancouver responds to the transportation needs of our growing community.

The TSP is an in-depth planning process that explores our city’s transportation needs in partnership with Vancouver residents, employees and visitors. The TSP examines existing travel conditions for all users of the city's transportation system, including those who drive, walk, bicycle, ride transit, use mobility devices or deliver freight. The TSP process also asks Vancouver residents about their transportation priorities, with a focus on communities that have been historically under-served by transportation spending. Learn more at: beheardvancouver.org/vancouvermoves.

The City of Vancouver employs a sustainable, long-term solution to help provide the needed resources for taking care of the streets in our community. Funding efforts through the Street Funding Strategy are being put to work each year to improve pavement conditions; support neighborhood traffic calming; increase mobility, accessibility and safety; improve signals; and provide the local match needed to get grants for transportation projects. More details available here: www.cityofvancouver.us/betterstreets.


Each year, the City of Vancouver prepares a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This document includes detailed descriptions of all transportation projects planned in the city for the next six years. These projects include traffic signals, bike lanes, crosswalks and sidewalk improvements that will make it safer for all people to get around Vancouver. The TIP includes detailed information and the funding status for each project. It also helps explain how transportation projects are paid for using local taxes and money from state and federal programs.

Community Priorities

When it comes to transportation improvements, every project is important. We all want safer streets and to make it easier for people to get around Vancouver. The TIP helps the City decide which projects to complete first. To do this, the TIP uses priorities and principles identified by the community. Projects are selected and scored using the eight priorities to the right.

These priorities have been updated for 2022 to include feedback from the City’s Transportation and Mobility Commission and to better align with Vancouver’s comprehensive plan, financial policies and strategic goals.

2022 Transportation Priorities
  • Safety
  • Social Equity
  • Active Transportation
  • Climate/Environment
  • Care for Existing Assets
  • Traffic Management
  • Economic Development
  • Project Viability

Learn more about Vancouver's 2022 transportation priorities, below.


Community Review Process

We invite you to review the 2023-2028 Draft Transportation Improvement Program and an interactive map of projects by visiting: cityofvancouver.us/TIP

Share your feedback, suggestions or questions by using the comment box below. Share ideas for future transportation projects, using the ideas tool. You can also share share feedback by emailing betterstreets@cityofvancouver.us.

Transportation priorities for 2022 have been updated to reflect what we’ve heard from community members. Projects are selected and scored using eight priorities:

  • Safety: Will the project improve safety for people who drive, walk, ride a bike or take transit?
  • Social equity: Will the project promote fairness or access?
  • Active transportation: Will the project support walking or riding a bike?
  • Climate/environment: Will the project align with the city’s climate goals?
  • Care for existing assets: Will the project repair or replace existing streets, sidewalks or signals?
  • Traffic management: Will the project help reduce traffic?
  • Economic development: Will the project support Vancouver’s local economy?
  • Project viability: Is the project realistic?


Projects are removed from the TIP each year, once they are constructed. New projects are added based on input from many sources, including:

  • Community members
  • Community-based organizations
  • Advocacy groups
  • Businesses
  • City staff members
  • Local developers
  • Other agencies, such as C-TRAN
  • Citywide planning processes
  • State and federal grant opportunities


State law (RCW 35.77.010) requires the City of Vancouver to prepare a TIP each year to help implement the city’s comprehensive growth management plan. The Vancouver City Council votes on whether to approve the TIP before July 1 of each year. As part of this process, the TIP team conducts outreach through letters, such as this one, online engagement, and presentations made to various groups, including the City’s Transportation and Mobility Commission, the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Alliance and the City Council. We welcome any suggestions you have for how we can improve our outreach going forward.

Projects included in Vancouver’s TIP reflect guiding principles and polices developed as part of Vancouver Moves, the City’s Transportation System Plan (TSP). Together, these documents help shape how Vancouver responds to the transportation needs of our growing community.

The TSP is an in-depth planning process that explores our city’s transportation needs in partnership with Vancouver residents, employees and visitors. The TSP examines existing travel conditions for all users of the city's transportation system, including those who drive, walk, bicycle, ride transit, use mobility devices or deliver freight. The TSP process also asks Vancouver residents about their transportation priorities, with a focus on communities that have been historically under-served by transportation spending. Learn more at: beheardvancouver.org/vancouvermoves.

The City of Vancouver employs a sustainable, long-term solution to help provide the needed resources for taking care of the streets in our community. Funding efforts through the Street Funding Strategy are being put to work each year to improve pavement conditions; support neighborhood traffic calming; increase mobility, accessibility and safety; improve signals; and provide the local match needed to get grants for transportation projects. More details available here: www.cityofvancouver.us/betterstreets.


  • We welcome your comments and questions about the Draft 2023-2028 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). Suggestions for future transportation improvements can also be submitted using the ideas tool.

    Comments will be shared with Vancouver City staff members and used to inform final updates to the TIP before it is submitted to the City Council this summer.

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