Mobility Georgetown Bond 2021
The City of Georgetown is putting together a mobility bond package for a vote by its residents in May 2021.
- 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
The 2021 bond package would build on the success of the 2015 bond. Georgetown voters approved $105 million bond to build, design, and plan transportation projects. As of July 2020, we are on track to finish 10 years’ worth of projects in only seven.
Residents will drive the development of this bond, from a citizen advisory committee that will provide final recommendations to multiple opportunities for public feedback before the election is called.
The first step was to determine public priorities for transportation projects, as well as general sentiment for a bond. We did this through a short, digital survey, which was available from July 15 to Aug. 15, 2020. Engagement opportunities were limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Of the more than 500 residents who took the survey, the majority want projects to focus on investing in roads and intersections, managing congestion, and improving traffic signals.
Staff and the citizen advisory committee will use this feedback to identify and prioritize projects for the bond election. Once the committee identifies those projects, we will ask the public for feedback once again. The next round of public engagement is scheduled for November 2020. In the meantime, you can follow the discussion by tuning in for the committee meetings and signing up to receive our weekly e-newsletter.