The Heritage Connectivity Trails creates over 150 miles of walking paths throughout the lower Yakima Valley on the Yakama Reservation. This project is important because US 97 has the highest pedestrian fatality rate in the state of Washington disproportionately impacting Native Americans and Alaskan Natives. WSDOT, working with the Yakama Nation, was awarded a $1 million Federal RAISE grant for the Heritage Connectivity Trails (HCT) Phase 1 project. Grant money will be used to complete a feasibility study, preliminary design and environmental review in the most needed areas covering 23 miles of walking paths between Union Gap and Toppenish. Please take this short survey to help us design paths where they are needed most.