Transportation Planning from a Multimodal Perspective: A Case Study of Bellingham, WA

Chris Comeau, CTP, AICP, a Transportation Planner for the City of Bellingham, Washington, will present on the city’s innovative approach to assess Bellingham’s transportation system in a comprehensive and multimodal way. The city’s approach has allowed Bellingham to evolve from an auto-centric and roadway-based transportation planning program to one that is multi-modal, inclusive, flexible and concurrent.

As a lead in to Mr. Comeau’s presentation, Nick Arnis, Director of the Growth Management Department for the City of Bend, will provide a case study of challenges Bend has faced assessing transportation impacts based on their more traditional, auto-centric approach.

Sign-in & network begins at 11:45 am, and the presentation will start at noon. Drinks and cookies will be provided. Please bring your own bag lunch. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Ashleigh Griffin at (541) 312-8300.

We hope you can join us!

About the Speakers

Chris Comeau, CTP, AICP, Transportation Planner for City of Bellingham, Washington

Chris has more than twenty years of land use and transportation planning experience for city and county jurisdictions. He specializes in multimodal transportation policy and planning, striving to integrate transportation infrastructure and land use policy to create a balanced systems approach to urban and community planning. He currently manages the Multimodal Transportation Concurrency Program for the City of Bellingham.

Nick Arnis, Director, Growth Management Department, City of Bend

Nick is the Growth Management Director for the City of Bend. Prior to that, he served as the Transportation Manager for Bend, the Transportation Manager for the City of Springfield, and worked as a transportation planner for ODOT.