Tapping perspectives of the people who live and work in Belfair, and who travel through it every day has been an important part of this planning process. We want to know what works and what doesn’t work when you’re getting around in Belfair. We’ve heard that it’s hard to walk into town, that some intersections don’t feel safe, and that there are regular bottlenecks in some inconvenient locations. We’ve heard concerns about environmental impacts, lack of street connections, and fiscal constraints. We’re also hearing ideas about how to make things work a little better, how to improve access, and leverage opportunities.
Throughout this planning process we collaborated with the community through events, polls and surveys, one-on-one and small group discussions, and the media. We also spent time working in collaboration with other community organizations to make the most of our outreach efforts.
Your numerous insights and anecdotes have refined this effort into a list of project specific outcomes that are representative of the community. Mason County values public engagement and the galvanizing benefits of your participation.
Slides: April 25th Chamber Presentation
On April 25th, project staff met with the North Mason Chamber of Commerce to provide draft recommendations and answer questions about the Belfair Mobility Plan. The presentation slides are posted below for review at your convenience. Please feel free to share your comments in the comments section.
Slides: April 19th Public Forum
In case you were unable to attend the April 19th Public Forum at the HUB in Belfair, Washington; the slides and presentation are posted here for review at your convenience. Please feel free to share your comments in the comments section.
Results: Walking and Biking Mini-Poll
In the fall of 2017, Belfair residents responded to a mini-poll about what it’s like to walk and bike in Belfair, and frequent local destinations. This snapshot of survey results will inform recommendations in the Mobility Plan about sidewalk, bike, and trail improvements.