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Transportation and land use projects

Planning and conservation    Transportation and land use projects

Discover how you can shape investments in transportation and travel options that build great communities and support local goals, economic development and the environment.

Local governments are collaborating on projects that cross boundaries in order to make the most of public investments. Find out more and get involved in projects working to improve your neighborhood, your commute and the regional transportation system.

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East Metro Connections Plan

Learn about the collaboration that is identifying transportation and other investments that will advance economic and community development.Go

Southwest Corridor Plan

Find out about the comprehensive planning effort to create livable and sustainable communities through integrated community investments in land use and transportation.Go

Columbia River Crossing

Oregon and Washington have proposed a Columbia River Crossing bridge project, and Metro is ensuring it provides light rail, safe bicycle access and enhancements for neighborhoods near Interstate 5. Learn about public comment opportunities in summer 2011.Go

South Corridor Phase II: Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project

Review the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision. Construction is expected to run from summer 2011 to spring 2015.Go

Lake Oswego to Portland Transit Project

Learn about efforts to develop a transit project that meets future travel demand between Lake Oswego and Portland, supports local and regional land use plans, and garners public acceptance and community support.Go

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Public engagement guide

Read Metro's policies that establish consistent procedures to ensure all people have reasonable opportunities to be engaged in planning and policy process.

Regional Transportation Plan

Learn about the Regional Transportation Plan, the Portland metropolitan area's blueprint for a multi-modal transportation system.

Regional Travel Options

Metro's Regional Travel Options program creates vibrant neighborhoods by creating more opportunities to walk, bike, share a ride and take transit.

Active Transportation Program

Find out how Metro and partners across the region are working to complete the regional active transportation network.

Tools for designing streets

Discover practical information for designing safe and healthy streets with four handbooks published by Metro.

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By the Numbers

Miles of streets in the urban growth boundary in 2007, over 500 more than in 1996.

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When we walk out our front door, we should be able to choose a travel mode that suits our destination, our mood and our budget. A bike commute to downtown may become a bus ride in the early winter hours. Hauling seven boxes to the Rebuilding Center requires a car. Having transportation options make us feel smart and green and thrifty. Public investment in transit, sidewalks and bike lanes in our city centers or providing access to parks and open spaces knits people into a community.

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