Forum to Identify Improvements for Southwest Corridor

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Oregon Metro’s efforts to improve Portland’s Southwest Corridor have culminated in a Community Planning Forum, scheduled for Wednesday, June 26 at the Tigard Public Library.

The corridor — which links the cities of Lake Oswego, Tigard, and Sherwood — stretches nearly 20 miles and serves as southwest Portland’s main thoroughfare. While bike lanes and other cycling facilities currently exist, they are not continuous and often missing at major intersections.

Besides identifying improvements for people who want to travel on bicycles, Metro will also weigh potential options for mass transit along the corridor.

Though the group’s steering committee has already drafted its own recommendation, public participation is highly encouraged. Now through June 26, you can take a brief survey on both mass transit options and Metro’s draft recommendation. This is a fantastic opportunity to make your voice heard, especially if you can’t make the forum.

Based on these findings, the steering committee will make its final decision in July.

For more information about Metro’s Southwest Corridor Plan, visit swcorridorplan.org or call 503.813.7535.

 

What: Community Planning Forum

When: Wednesday, June 26, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Tigard Public Library, 13500 SW Hall Boulevard, Tigard, OR 97223

Why: To voice your ideas about improvements to SW Portland’s main thoroughfare.

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