Active Transportation Proposals for Portland Neighborhoods
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Under the guidance of instructors Mike Rose and Derek Abe, Portland State University students worked in small groups to create active transportation plans for two sites within TriMet’s Southwest Corridor project area. Barbur Boulevard/19th Street MAX Station Integration The proposed SW Barbur Boulevard/19th Street MAX Station will be located in Southwest Portland as part of the new Southwest Corridor MAX Line connecting Downtown Portland with Tigard and Tualatin. This project focused on three main goals for Tri-Met as they construct a new MAX Station at 19th and Barbur: safety prioritization for bicyclists and pedestrians, improved connectivity for all road users to the new station, and community involvement to help identify solutions for the first two goals. A variety of recommendations are proposed, with a focus on three levels: station level, regional connectivity, and intersection level. Baylor/Clinton Station Pedestrian + Bike Access Plan The Southwest Corridor Light Rail will connect Downtown Portland with Tualatin through the City of Tigard. In coordination with Tri-Met Southwest Corridor Light Rail project, students developed a bicycle and pedestrian station access plan for the proposed Baylor/Clinton MAX station on Southwest 70th Avenue in the Tigard Triangle. The team’s mission in developing this plan is to ensure that all of the existing and future residents, workers, shoppers, students, and other people within this station’s walkshed and bikeshed will be able to get to and from the station on foot and by bicycle along safe, attractive, and comfortable walkways and bikeways. In addition, this plan includes complete bicycle and pedestrian networks for the Tigard Triangle and connections to the bicycle and pedestrian network beyond. The proposed plan recommends near-term and long range phases. Design guides for various roadway types are included, as well as complete street design elements such as bike lane buffers, bus stops, crossing sidewalk extensions, mini-roundabout, Red Rock Creek Trail, street furniture, street lighting, street trees, and a wayfinding program. Eight specific policies and programs are proposed, as well as the cost implications.