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County announces public meeting for Scholls Ferry redesign

Posted by on January 12th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

Looks like Multnomah County is set to redesign the “streetscape” on Scholls Ferry Road. What does this mean to you? Well, according to their press release (below), they want feedback on the design plan which will “identify ways to improve bicycle and pedestrian travel through the corridor.”

If you ride on Scholls Ferry, check out all the info below and visit www.multco.us/schollsferry.

Public meeting kicks off Scholls Ferry Road streetscape design plan

The first public meeting for the Scholls Ferry Road Streetscape Design Plan will be held Tuesday, January 13 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Bridlemile Elementary School at 4300 SW 47th Drive.

Multnomah County is sponsoring a planning project to conceptually design bicycle and pedestrian facilities through the Scholls Ferry Road corridor from Sunset Highway (Highway 26) to the Washington County line. The plan will identify ways to improve bicycle and pedestrian travel through the corridor, which is constrained by steep slopes. It will explore widening the road and constructing bike lanes and sidewalks, as well as an alternative of providing bike and/or pedestrian facilities on a parallel street network within the corridor. The planning effort will result in a conceptual design, including stormwater treatment, which will guide future project engineering.

The public meeting will provide background on the need for the project and existing conditions. The public will have an opportunity to review technical information and several design alternatives. A brief presentation will begin at 6:15 pm followed by a roundtable discussion of the various design options. At the next meeting, tentatively scheduled for April, public input will be sought on a preferred conceptual design.

The consulting firm Parametrix is assisting the County with engineering and technical analysis for the plan. A technical advisory committee has been formed to advise the county on the plan.

For more information about the project, contact Jennifer Dederich at 503-988-5050, Ext. 29640, Jennifer.dederich@co.multnomah.or.us.

Multnomah County maintains this section of Scholls Ferry Road and more than 300 miles of roads and bridges. For more information, visit www.multco.us/schollsferry.

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One Comment
  • Kylo January 14, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Is it just me or is this KATU story pretty anti-bike-lane?
    I’m thinking of their emphasis on what a “huge undertaking” this would be, that “it would really cut into people’s property,” and “don’t get all worried that this is right around the corner.” Wow; they really support the project, huh?

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