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City announces Streetcar System Plan open houses

Posted by on October 10th, 2007 at 11:41 am

Like we are doing with our Bicycle Master Plan, the City is working on a Streetcar System Plan. Since we all share the same roads, we have to make sure bikes and streetcars coexist nicely.

The City of Portland just announced a series of public open houses where you can learn more and offer your feedback. Here’s their official verbage, followed by the list of locations and dates for the open houses:

The City of Portland has a national reputation for an innovative transportation system. We have excellent bus service, a popular and expanding light rail system, an envied network of bike routes, and the beginnings of a world-class streetcar system.

In October, the City of Portland Office of Transportation will kick off a ten-month planning process to create a Streetcar System Plan, which will identify corridors for future streetcar development.

Join the Office of Transportation at three Open Houses to kick off the planning process for the Streetcar System Plan and see Transportation’s new Primary Transit Network map (PTN). The PTN study identifies current transit corridors (bus, light rail, streetcar) as well as corridors that may require future transit and land use infrastructure investments. This study is one of the initial planning tools for the Streetcar System Plan.

Attend one of the following public open houses to weigh in and make sure the interests of bicyclists are heard. Here are the dates and locations:

    Outer East
    Parkrose High School – Community Room
    12003 NE Shaver St
    (at NE 122nd)
    4:30 to 7:00 pm
    October 29

    Lincoln High School – Cafeteria
    1600 SW Salmon St.
    4:30 to 7:00 pm
    November 13

    Grant High School – Library
    2245 NE 36th Ave
    (at NE Tillamook)
    4:30 to 7:00 pm
    November 15

For more information, contact Patrick Sweeney at 503-823-5611 or email patrick.sweeney@pdxtrans.org.

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