Sustainable Transportation in the City of Tualatin
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This report formally documents the ideas and proposals made to the city of Tualatin by the University of Oregon’s Sustainable Transportation class in the Planning, Public Policy, and Management program. The class met with city officials and community members to hear suggested improvements, performed site visits to see what could be done, and then cultivated work in response to the goals of the city and its residents. These goals were as follows: Increase accessibility for employers and employees; Reduce congestion felt by the entire city and its neighbors; Design (or redesign) transportation systems to accommodate an aging population and children. The work produced by the class was broken into three themes: Theme 1: Walking The class proposed ways to optimize the pedestrian safety and experience. This included proposals such as physical barriers between vehicles, redirecting traffic to avoid high-volume pedestrian crossings, and thematic signage to aid wayfinding. Theme 2: Biking The class proposed ways to prioritize bicycle infrastructure and cyclist safety. This included the implementation of a bicycle boulevard, increased visibility in high-volume automobile corridors, and the redesign of some streets to allow for more comfortable bicycling along vehicles. Theme 3: Transit The class proposed ways to prioritize transit use in Tualatin and improve connections between existing transit stations. This included a proposed bus rapid transit route, transit stops throughout the city, and the redesign of some streets to allow for prioritized transit access.