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The City of Bloomington is working with consulting firm Toole Design Group to develop a multimodal transportation plan. The plan will be used to help prioritize transportation projects, to determine right-of-way widths, and to shape transportation in our community for years to come. 

Draft Plan and Plan Commission Special Hearing: 

There is now an updated complete draft of the Transportation Plan available for review. The plan was updated and posted on September 28, 2018. Appendices A - F are available here; the appendices were posed on October 12, 2018.

The Draft Transportation Plan will be discussed at a second Plan Commission Special Hearing on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 5:30pm in the City of Bloomington Utilities Building (600 E. Miller Drive) Utilities Board Room. The Plan was discussed at its first Plan Commission Hearing on October 9, 2018. Other meetings will also be posted here as they are scheduled. 

Appendix G will be posted as soon as possible. Appendix G is a chart of proposed right-of-way widths for each street section within the City based on the default widths provided in the draft Plan. 

Share your comments on the Draft Plan:

Proposed Amendments: Please feel free to propose an amendment to the Plan using this using this form. The deadline for amendments is Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 3:00 pm. Plan Commission Members will then review amendments and choose to sponsor amendments. You may submit more than one amendment. Amendments that are sponsored by Plan Commission members will be discussed and voted on at the hearing on Thursday, November 8, 2018. 

Comments:  Please feel free to share more comments about the Plan through this online form. The comment deadline is Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 3:00pm. Comments should be general comments about the plan and not specific requests for changes. If you would like to suggest a change, please use the amendment form. Comments will be included in the Plan Commission packet for the hearing on Thursday, November 8, 2018. 

Summary of Process: January to July 2018 

Toole Design Consultants visited Bloomington in January 2018. They hosted two public meetings, held meetings with stakeholders, and hosted open studio hours. The consultants developed a Survey and Wiki Map that was posted online and approximately 250 people provided input via the survey and/or the mapping tool. The links below provide the pdf presentation from each of the two public meetings. Additionally, the meetings can be viewed on CATS with the link below. 

Since January, the consultants compiled and reviewed all the input from the community. They read and referenced the Comprehensive Plan as it defines the vision and goals for transportation in Bloomington. The consultants also reviewed available data including traffic counts on many streets throughout the community.They took this information and created a draft plan.

Next Steps: 

After the plan is reviewed, it will be presented to the Plan Commission and then City Council for review, comment, and adoption. We aim for this process to take place throughout the end of the summer and into early autumn 2018.

Contact Information:

For more information, please contact the Planning and Transportation Department. The best method for comment is through the form. If you have questions, please call the department at 812.349.3423.