Transportation and Land Use
Bike and Pedestrian Facilities Improvements
- The Connect Whitefish Plan provides a list of the priority bicycle and pedestrian improvements. Several priority projects have been completed in recent years. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Path Advisory Committee meets monthly to help facilitate these improvements.
- The Parks Department staff use city bicycles to reduce the department’s carbon footprint.
- The Public Works Department started the Sidewalk Repair and Replacement Program in 2019.
The new Depot Transit Hub was completed in 2020 just north of the library. The hub will serve the S.N.O.W. Bus, Eagle Transit, Greyhound buses, and hotel shuttles in the downtown.
Location of Depot Transit Hub
New Signage and Bus Shelter at Depot Transit Hub
As part of its Transportation Plan Update, the City is working with the S.N.O.W. Bus and Eagle Transit to expand and improve transit options in Whitefish and the Flathead Valley.
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations
Electric vehicles are a smart transportation choice. View some of the EV benefits, facts, and incentives on the Flathead Electric Cooperative website.
The City has installed four EV charging stations in the parking structure located on East 1st Street and Baker Avenue. Two are located on the second floor covered lease parking area, and two on the third floor uncovered lease parking area. All four may be used by the public weekdays after 6pm and before 8am, and all weekend long.
An electric vehicle making use of one of four EV charging stations in the City parking structure.
There are other EV charging stations in and around Whitefish. Check out FEC's EV Charger Finder map. Five additional charging stations are under construction at a new gas station on the northeast corner of the Highway 93 and Highway 40 intersection.