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Growing Transit Communities Plan

Growing Transit Communities

Since Fall 2015, the community has been helping to identify and prioritize the most beneficial improvements that would make it safer and more convenient to get to the bus or walk and bike to places nearby sections of bus lines 87 (Airport Way), 77 (Halsey), and 20 (Outer Stark-Burnside).

REVIEW the final recommended Growing Transit Communities Plan

 The document is large and so it is separated into 3 PDFs:



City Council Public Hearing to adopt the recommended plan

When: NEW TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON (the GTC Plan hearing is NO LONGER ON Thursday, August 10, 3:30 PM)

Where: City Hall, Council Chambers, 1121 SW 4th Ave

Let your City Council hear from you!

  • Did you participate in the GTC Planning process?
  • Do you notice meaningful projects in the Plan?
  • Are there components of the Plan that you particularly support?
  • Is there anything you'd like to take the opportunity to elaborate upon to your political decision-makers?
  • What else would you like them to know?

We encourage you to help City Council to see the people behind the plan and who could benefit from it: YOU! 

This is your opportunity to tell them about your community, the needs you see, and if this Plan addresses any of them.

ABOUT the Growing Transit Communities Plan

Plan Objectives:

  • Provide safe and convenient walking, biking, and public transportation opportunities to support land use goals and recommended Comprehensive Plan designations
  • Increase transit ridership and focus frequent transit network investment by linking land use and infrastructure improvements, policies, and programs
  • Increase bicycle and pedestrian access to transit by addressing network gaps and barriers
  • Increase transit-supported development along existing transit lines

What will be the result of this Plan?

The end product will be investment plans –lists of improvements and how much they would cost to implement– for each of the three bus line corridors that are a part of this planning process. The investment plans will address needs identified during the planning process such as pedestrian and bicycle access to transit stops, improvements to specific transit stops themselves, built road treatments that help prioritize transit, and potential recommended policy and programmatic changes that would help get more people riding the bus in these areas.

This planning process itself intends to serve as a process model that can be replicated in other corridors –even corridors in other cities– so
 that they too are better able to identify and prioritize improvements that would make getting to and using the bus, a safer and more convenient option.

What is the general planning process and timeline?

Each step of the planning process will be guided with input from a Technical Advisory Committee, Community Advisory Group, and broader public outreach in each corridor to especially including youth, seniors and people with disabilities, people with limited English proficiency, and communities of color. This planning process started in the fall of 2015 and has been extended from summer 2016 to fall 2016.

Planning Area:

Middle Halsey -Bus line 77
   NE Halsey St from NE 47th Ave to 122nd

Outer Stark-Burnside -Bus line 20
   E Burnside St from 82nd to 102nd
   SE 102nd Ave from Burnside to Stark
   SE Stark St from 102nd to 162nd

Airport Way -Bus line 87
   NE 105th Ave from Sandy to Holman
   NE Holman St from 105th to Airport Way
   NE Airport Way from Holman to City Limits

project area overview map

Learn more.


Call: Francesca Patricolo at 503.823.5282


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Updated 07/19/17

Community Advisory Group

Community Advisory Group for the Growing Transit Communities Plan