Getting greater Portland moving: the draft plan
We all have places to go, and different ways of getting there. The streets, sidewalks, paths, trails and roads where our routes overlap are the major corridors of our transportation system.
Some of these corridors include long city streets, like Burnside or SW 185th. Many are old state highways, like TV Highway, McLoughlin, and 82nd Avenue, which now must serve both commuters and people living in dense urban neighborhoods. Other corridors connect working families to growing employment areas.
Investing in every community
The funding measure could include dedicated resources for several regionwide initiatives, ensuring that the benefits of investments extend beyond the corridors to reach everyone in the Portland area.
Safe Routes to School: Sidewalks, crosswalks and other investments that help students get to school safely.
Safety Hot Spots: Crosswalks, signals, and improvements that reduce traffic-related deaths and injuries.
Regional Walking and Biking Connections: Connecting the region's off-street bridges, paths, and bikeways.
Revitalizing Main Streets: Sidewalks, crosswalks, seating, lighting, street trees and other improvements in greater Portland's downtowns.
Anti-displacement Strategies: Community-led strategies to prevent displacement where major transportation investments are planned.
Affordable Housing Options: Maintaining affordable housing options near transportation investments.
Planning for the Future:Planning transportation investments to prepare for expected population growth.
Better Bus: Dedicated bus lanes, bus priority signals, and features that make buses easier and faster to board.
Electric Buses: Converting buses to run on electricity and other clean fuels.
Affordable Fares for Students: Free or discounted bus and MAX fares for students.
When travel on a single corridor is delayed, the impacts can radiate across the system.
Investing in safety, reliability, and transportation options along these corridors will make our transportation system work better for everyone in our growing region.
Investing in major corridors