Updated: Help Vision Portland’s Streetcar Future

Update:

The workshop is tomorrow! RSVP today if you haven’t already…

Update: Venue changed – now at the PSU Smith Center

Get on board and join Commissioner Sam Adams for a brainstorming session to discuss the future of streetcars in Portland. In addition to learning more about the current and future plans for streetcar corridors, participants will be able to roll up their sleeves and work with friends, neighbors, City of Portland planning staff and Commissioner Sam to discuss where future streetcar corridors could occur. Information from the workshop will help the Portland Office of Transportation (PDOT) with preparations for the City of Portland Streetcar System Plan study scheduled to start in September 2007.

Download a flyer for the event.

details after the break…
Saturday July 28, 2007
9am to Noon

University Place Conference Center
310 SW Lincoln Street
Portland, OR 97201

Smith Center Ballroom
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201

Agenda

8:45 AM Complimentary Coffee-Tea-Juice-Pastries

9:00 AM Welcome

9:15 AM Overview: The Current Streetcar System and PDOT Streetcar System Planning

9:30 AM Presentation: Then and Now – History of Streetcars in Portland

10 AM Break

10:15 AM Streetcar System Small Group Exercise: Workshop participants divide into small groups and work together with maps, trace paper and markers to discuss and diagram what a
future streetcar system would look like (note: if you’re coming from outside the City of Portland, please bring maps of your location).

10:45 AM Streetcar System Discussion: Each group will have an opportunity to “pin up” their work from the small group exercise, present their ideas, and answer questions from the other
workshop participants

11:45 AM Wrap-Up: Opportunities to learn more about the Streetcar System Plan

To RSVP for this (free) event, please contact Chris Kaluza at 503-242-0084 or e-mail streetcar@portlandtransport.com

But wait, there’s more! If you’d like a full Streetcar immersion experience, please consider coming to the Reconnecting America Regional (Pacific Northwest) Streetcar Workshop the day before. See the invitation postcard, or check out details at www.reconnectingamerica.org/public/workshops. ($75 cost).

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