Policy and Operations Advisory Group

What's new

Based on the feedback received through our conversations with the Policy & Operations Advisory Group (POAG), we are refining a white paper that discusses a modal integration policy framework. Please see this summary for an overview of how we will address street design decisions when there is not enough space to accommodate travel modes outlined in our modal plans. Additionally, the summary highlights key next steps to come out of this effort.

Meeting materials

As of January 2021, we have concluded the six meeting pilot for the Policy and Operations Advisory Group. Below you will find meeting materials from each of the six meetings convened.

January 28, 2021 Agenda, Presentation, Meeting Summary
November 30, 2020 Agenda, Presentation, Meeting Summary
September 24, 2020 Agenda, Presentation, Meeting Summary
August 27, 2020 Agenda, Presentation, Meeting Summary
July 23, 2020 AgendaPresentation, Meeting Summary
June 25, 2020   Agenda, Presentation, Meeting Summary     


The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is convening a Policy and Operations Advisory Group (POAG) starting in June 2020. This is a new forum for our modal, business, and transportation equity groups to hear from and learn about each other's interests and concerns while providing guidance to SDOT on right-of-way allocation decisions and how we operate the transportation system. The POAG members will share their perspectives on SDOT policy development and will share additional perspectives from their own Boards, Commissions, and organizations. The POAG serves as a sounding board and learning lab for policy development proposals aiming to better integrate our modal plans and inform the operation of Seattle's streets.

The outcomes from the meetings will vary depending on what we learn. We imagine the advice provided by the POAG could result in further policy refinements and broader community engagement. The POAG will be piloted over the course of six meetings in 2020. After the conclusion of these meetings, SDOT will be evaluating the continuation of this model for facilitating future conversations about citywide policy needs that cut across mode-specific considerations.

Committee members

For the pilot year, POAG members were solicited from existing boards, commissions, and organizations through an application process to lend their expertise to the policy and operations challenges at hand. 

Board, Committee, or Commission
Bike Advisory Board  Pierre Brunelle 
Alexander Lew 

Business Improvement Association 

Mike Stewart (Ballard Alliance) 
Freight Advisory Board  Warren Aakervik 
Geri Poor 
Pedestrian Access Advisory Committee  Dorene Cornwell 
Steven Feher 
Pedestrian Advisory Board  Emily Mannetti 
Anna Zivarts  
Planning Commission  David Goldberg 
Grace Kim 
Transit Advisory Board  Erin Tighe 
Bryce Kolton 
Transportation Equity Workgroup  Kiana Parker 
Yordanos Teferi 

Contact Us

For more information or to share your thoughts on the POAG agenda items, please send us an email at POAG@seattle.gov