(Sketches by Bob Foster/
Robert Foster Architects)
As we’ve mentioned before, the City of Beaverton is working to make SW Broadway Street safer and more pleasant for people on foot and on bikes. They held an open house in early February and last week Mayor Denny Doyle was available for questions about the project at a neighborhood meeting.
Engineers are refining design elements and the city has a series of concept drawings showing what the new Broadway could look like. There’s an open house planned for March 5th and planners say they’re specifically looking for feedback on how bike parking should be set up.
Emily Picha, Associate Planner on the Broadway redesign project, contacted me to share a series of sketches showing what Broadway could look like when the project is finished. Two of the sketches showing bike parking are below and the rest are available in an online gallery.
Picha says feedback from the public is crucial at this phase of the project, as the city considers how to configure bicycle parking on the street. Although way-finding signage isn’t in scope for the current phase of Broadway’s redesign, she says the city is already collecting information on where signs would be helpful in the future. Here’s more from Picha…
“We are specifically looking at adding bike parking and potentially a bike corral (depending on feedback from the public). We are also considering way-finding for pedestrians and cyclists in a later phase of this project to show the safe routes around the area.”
If you can’t make it to the next project open house on March 5th you can still submit feedback electronically through an online form or by sending an email to project planners.
The next open house for the Broadway redesign is scheduled for 6pm on March 5th at the Beaverton History Center. Send any questions or feedback to Emily Picha (epicha [at] BeavertonOregon [dot] gov) or Liz Jones (ljones [at] BeavertonOregon [dot] gov).
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