- Stanwood can be found west of Interstate 5 at Exit 212.
- State Route 532 is the main artery through Stanwood. To the west it spans Camano Island, to the east it changes to Stanwood-Bryant Road at the I-5 interchange and continues east to Highway 9.
- Traveling north, Old Pacific Highway and Pioneer Highway lead to Skagit County.
- Traveling south, Marine Drive and Pioneer Highway will take you to Arlington, Tulalip or Smokey Point.
Public Transportation Options
The Stanwood Station located at 27111 Florence Way opened on November 21, 2009, and offers service on Amtrak’s Cascades. Community Transit provides bus service from the Stanwood Station. Island Transit will provide connecting bus service to locations on Camano Island. Existing rail transportation within Stanwood includes both passenger and freight services via a double tracked line running through the city. Amtrak passenger trains serving major West Coast cities including Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, B.C. stop at the Stanwood Amtrak Station four times a day.
Phone: 800-872-7245 (800-USA-RAIL)
Link: Amtrak Website
About the Plan
The Transportation Plan provides the framework to guide the growth and development of the City’s transportation infrastructure. It also integrates land use and the transportation network by ensuring that all existing and future developments are adequately served by the system. While the automobile-related transportation network needs provide the core of the system, the Plan also addresses the development of a balanced, multi-modal transportation network for the City, and adjacent Urban Growth Area (UGA). The Plan also recognizes the regional nature of the transportation network and the need for continuing interagency coordination to improve the system.
The Transportation Plan establishes the City’s goals and policies for developing the transportation system within the City and UGA. The Plan is based on a 2014 study of Stanwood’s existing transportation network, combined with projections of future growth and transportation needs. The Plan includes five sections:
- Goals and Policies
- Inventory of Existing Transportation Facilities and Conditions
- Travel Forecasts Evaluation
- Transportation Systems Plan
- Financing Program
The Transportation Plan is intended to serve as a guide for making transportation decisions to address both short and long term needs. To meet Growth Management Act requirements, the Transportation Plan must identify existing transportation system characteristics, establish standards for levels of service, and identify existing and future deficiencies based on land use growth projections. The Transportation Plan also discusses roadway mobility and accessibility needs, identifies improvements necessary to enhance safety, bicycle and pedestrian travel, and public transit. Consistent with the other elements of the Comprehensive Plan, the Transportation Plan establishes a flexible policy framework for making decisions consistent with this vision, and describes a strategy for accomplishing the vision over the 20 year planning horizon.