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6 | Action Plan

OVERVIEW........................................................................................................................................................................................ 6-1

ANTICIPATED BENEFITS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF IMPLEMENTING THE ACTION PLAN....................................................... 6-2

1. Enhancing Visitor Experience............................................................................................................................................6-2

2. Strengthening the Brand Identity and Character of the Cascade Loop Scenic Highway..........................................6-3

3. Expanding Multi-Modal Transportation Options and Encouraging Green Travel.......................................................6-3

4. Preserving and Protecting Important Resources and Intrinsic Qualities...................................................................6-4

5. Improving Community Livability and Economic Vitality...............................................................................................6-4

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT ISSUES AND CONSIDERATIONS INFLUENCING DEVELOPMENT OF THE ACTION PLAN........ 6-5

RECOMMENDED ACTION ITEMS—INTRODCUTION TO THE ACTION PLAN SUMMARY TABLE.............................................. 6-6

Guide to Information in the Action Plan Summary Table...................................................................................................6-6

IMPLEMENTING AND UPDATING THE ACTION PLAN.................................................................................................................. 6-8

Identifying Potential Projects and Strategies is Only the First Step.................................................................................6-8

Updating the Action Plan........................................................................................................................................................6-8

Funding and Resources for Implemention...........................................................................................................................6-8

ACTION PLAN SUMMARY TABLE................................................................................................................................................... 6-9

Cascade Loop Overall.............................................................................................................................................................6-9

Region 1 | Snohomish River Valley........................................................................................................................................6-12

Region 2 | Stevens Pass Greenway.......................................................................................................................................6-14

Region 3 | Leavenwoth/Cascade Foothills...........................................................................................................................6-17

Region 4 | Wenatchee/Columbia River Valley.....................................................................................................................6-19

Region 5 | Lake Chelan Valley................................................................................................................................................6-22

Region 6 | The Methow Valley...............................................................................................................................................6-27

Region 7 | North Cascades.....................................................................................................................................................6-29

Region 8 | Skagit Valley & Fidalgo Island.............................................................................................................................6-34

Region 9 | Whidbey Island Scenic Isle Way..........................................................................................................................6-38

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