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Coulee Vision 2050 Guiding Principles

The Coulee Vision 2050 planning process, and identification of the preferred regional land use alternative, resulted in the identification of overriding themes.  These themes were used to develop more specific land use and transportation vision statements or guiding principles that are intended to shape future policy, land use, infrastructure and transportation decisions throughout the region.  These principles are to be used by all stakeholders local, county, and state agencies to make decisions that are consistent with the regional vision. The overall themes, and guiding principles, are not listed in any particular order and are intended to be used collectively. 

Overall guiding themes identified through the Coulee Vision 2050 planning process include:

Healthy Communities

Our communities have clean air and water and are safe and convenient to walk and bike. 

Universal Access

All residents of the region can meet their daily travel needs, regardless of age, ability or income.

 Economic Competitiveness

Business growth is supported by a transportation network that moves people and goods efficiently, on all routes through the region.

Quality of Place

The unique coulee landscape and unique urban places are valued and enhanced through transportation decisions.


Mixed-use development, multi-modal transportation systems, connected street networks, and new technologies and techniques are all embraced.


Please follow the links on the left to see more details on the results of the Coulee Vision 2050 process.



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