Walkable Washington: Longview Downtown Streetscape Project

The Walkable Washington program grew out of the Feet First Cities Program. It showcases exceptional pedestrian-oriented improvements, community groups and outreach programs; maintains a statewide network for key contacts and stakeholders including an annual symposium; and provides assistance with Safe Routes to School, walking audits and other educational activities and programs.

 

The first Walkable Washington Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 3, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm; in preparation for that event we will be highlighting projects around Washington which have enhanced walkability.

 

Longview Downtown Streetscape Project

 

The Downtown Streetscape Improvement Project is a comprehensive plan to improve the appearance and accessibility of Commerce Avenue in downtown Longview, WA in order to strengthen the local economy. The plan includes several augmentations such as new street lighting and sidewalks, public art installations, and landscaping. The city was also driven by a desire to increase connectivity of the main entertainment centers, attract more people to the area, and improve the living conditions for students and international students of the nearby Lower Columbia Community College by livening up the neighborhood surrounding the campus.

 

A full overview of the Longview Downtown Streetscape Project is available here (pdf).

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