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Shape Southwest

Investigate the benefits and tradeoffs of different investments in the Southwest corridor.

  • Step 1: Choose your future transit connections.
  • Step 2: Invest in your community.
  • Step 3: Tell us more about your choices. Preview the questionnaire.

Your input will help decision-makers shape how investments will be made in communities from Portland to Sherwood.

The Southwest Corridor Plan includes an exploration of possible transit investments. These investments may include high capacity transit (bus rapid transit or light rail) and investments in local bus service. What areas of the corridor would you like to see connected by transit in the future? (Pick up to five connections)

Find out about these map points

Connections (reset)


Next Step

Use the sliders below to invest in driving, walking, biking, transit, and nature and parks, and see how it affects the prosperity, health, and access and mobility of your community based on your type(s) and level(s) of investment.

We know we can't afford everything, so use your budget points to get the results you would like to see. Note that some types of investments would cost more than others, even at a lower level. Find out about the investment calculations.

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Status

Roadways
  • Maintenance needs that currently lack funding
  • Things like key safety fixes and signal optimization
  • Things like intersection and connectivity improvements
  • Things like expanded large neighborhood streets
  • Things like rebuilt interchanges
Walking
  • Things like curb ramps, gravel paths or shoulders and wayfinding aids (signs and maps)
  • Crosswalks improvements like better striping, medians, signals and flashing beacons
  • Things like adding paved sidewalks on major roads
  • Things like adding paved sidewalks on large neighborhood streets
  • Things like plazas, street trees and streetscape improvements
Biking
  • Wayfinding (signs and maps); share the road markings, shoulders
  • On street striped bike lanes on major roads
  • Bike boulevards
  • Cycle track (separated bike lane) on major roads
  • Off-street separated paved path
Transit
  • Improved stop amenities like shelters, lights and posted schedules and maps
  • Improved access to stops like closeby curb cuts and marked crosswalks close to the stop
  • Improved local service
  • High capacity transit to two cities
  • High capacity transit to three or more cities
Parks/Nature
  • Trails through natural areas
  • Trees along major roads
  • Stream health and water quality
  • New parks
  • Purchase open spaces

Additions

  • Your investments in driving have increased safety on roadways.
  • Your investments in walking have increased safety for pedestrians.
  • Your investments in biking have increased safety for bicyclists.
  • Your investments in driving have reduced housing options due to property impacts.
  • Your investments in driving and walking have encouraged commercial development.
  • Your investments in driving and walking have encouraged economic development.
  • Your investments in biking and transit have encouraged new housing options.
  • Your investments in parks and biking have encouraged commercial development.
  • Your investments in parks and biking have encouraged new housing options.
  • Your investments in parks and walking have encouraged new housing options.
  • Your investments in parks have encouraged economic development.
  • Your investments in transit and biking have encouraged economic development.
  • Your investments in transit and biking have encouraged commercial development.
  • Your investments in parks and transit have encouraged new housing options.
  • Your investments in biking and parks have encouraged new housing options.
  • Your investments in walking and parks have encouraged new housing options.
  • Your investments in walking and transit have encouraged new housing options.
  • Your investments in walking and transit have encouraged commercial development.
  • Your investments in walking and transit have encouraged economic development.
  • Your investments in driving and walking have encouraged commercial development.

Next Step

Please take 5 to 7 minutes more to tell us why you made the choices you did.

In a time of scarce resources, Southwest Corridor Plan partners know it's important to find a balance between affordable projects and other priorities. Your answers will help create an investment strategy that:

  • prioritizes and coordinates the efforts of multiple agencies and jurisdictions
  • makes the most of what is already great about the communities in the corridor
  • leverages public funds to activate private investment
  • focuses efforts on achieving projects that support community visions

Take our questionnaire