‘Tis the season… for Transportation System Plan open houses (and Cornelius Pass and Walker Road open houses)! If you live, work, or ride in Washington County, the Transportation System Plan affects you every day. It sets the framework for transportation goals and strategies for the next 20 years, so come to an open house in January and tell the County why you support bike-friendly and walkable communities. Provide feedback on map updates for roads, transit, freight, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities at one of these open houses:
January 7, 4 – 8 pm, North County (Beaverton/Cedar Mill/Bethany area)
Christ United Church in Cedar Mill
12755 NW Dogwood Street, Portland
January 15, 4 – 8 pm, West County (Hillsboro/Forest Grove/Cornelius area)
Public Services Building (cafeteria)
155 N. First Avenue, Hillsboro
January 21, 4 – 8 pm, South County (Tigard/Tualatin/Sherwood area)
Tigard Christian Church
13405 SW Hall Boulevard, Tigard
January 30, 4 – 8 pm, East County (Central Beaverton/Aloha/Metzger/Garden Home area)
St. Mary’s Valley Catholic High School
4275 SW 148th Avenue, Beaverton
You do not have to attend open house that corresponds to where you live. To learn more, visit www.tsp2035.com.
Thursday, January 9th, 5-7 pm
Liberty High School
21945 NW Wagon Way, Hillsboro
Cornelius Pass Road will be widened to seven lanes between Cornell and Highway 26, with biking and walking facilities being considered for both sides of the road, including a multi-use path that could one day continue far to the north and west, providing exciting new connections to Washington County riders. Cornelius Pass Road is one of our Blueprint priorities because it’s one of the few options available to people crossing Highway 26. This project is an opportunity to make the route less harrowing and more inviting for all. Tell Washington County what would keep you safe along this important corridor, such as “no right on red” signs, bike signals and other crossing improvements, or protected bikeways. For more information, visit the project website.
Thursday, January 23rd, 5-7 pm
Kaleo (Summit View) Covenant Church
15900 SW Regatta Lane, Beaverton
Walker Road currently varies between three and five lanes between 173rd Ave and Murray Blvd. It will be expanded so that it is five lanes, with improvements to the bike lanes and sidewalks. Come to this second project open house to review the proposed design and provide feedback. To see maps, aerials, traffic analysis and comments from the first Walker Road open house, visit the project website.
The Westside Trail is a BTA Blueprint priority project whose proposed route runs through the Walker Road project area. The future trail will extend from the Tualatin River in King City all the way north to Forest Park and the Willamette River in Portland. It will provide a crucial north-south route for Washington County travel and recreation, linking many of the region’s neighborhoods, urban centers, parks and employers. We appreciate the collaboration between Washington County and the Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation Department, which will ensure that the Walker Road project is compatible with the Westside Trail. Learn more about the Westside Trail here.