December 13, 2010
Another Crop of Activists
One of my "look forward to" events every year is serving as a panelist during the final presentations for the Traffic and Transportation class. This year was no exception and we have another great set of presentations. Tomorrow I'll call out one for special focus. Meanwhile, here's the work of another great set of budding transportation activists:
Scott Kelly wants to make bicycle crossings at the foot of the new light rail bridge safer (PDF, 1.7M)
David Brandt suggests re-orienting the hub-and-spoke pattern of our transit system (PDF, 2.2M)
Claudia Martin proposes roudabouts to improve intersection safety on Skyline Blvd (PDF, 5.3M)
Michael Bidwell looks at the gaps in transit coverage impeding 20-minute neighborhoods in several parts of the city (PDF, 2.3M)
Mary Roberts is seeking funding to build out the Bicycle Master Plan (PDF, 498K)
December 13, 2010 7:46 AM
Jason Barbour Says:
Is it simply coincidence that two of the presentations have to do with the need for expanded bus service at a time TriMet continues to eliminate bus service?
December 16, 2010 11:44 AM
Cameron Johnson Says:
Thus far, I've only read David Brandt's idea. It's pretty darn cool, sounds like something I'd do. I do have a couple questions/concerns however.
My main concern is about the outer corridors he suggests. I mean, having a Willow Creek-Sherwood corridor is good but I don't know how many people would use service on Roy Rogers and the same goes for other rural corridors. Is he relying on service mostly occurring from people going from Aloha to Sherwood? That MIGHT result in a lowish ridership route.
Second, are frequent service routes that are local going to lose service frequencies? Because the idea of like 4-Fessenden running any less than it does now is kind of frightening. O_o