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Making it Safer to Walk to Transit in Portland

TriMet, the regional transit agency in the Portland, Oregon area, this week launched a process for creating a new Pedestrian Plan.
November 6, 2019, 10am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Jonathan Maus reports from Portland about the efforts of the regional transit agency, TriMet, to improve pedestrian safety around bus and train stations.

In fact, "TriMet launched an update to their Pedestrian Plan [on November 5, 2019] and embarked on an update of their 2011 Pedestrian Network Analysis," reports Maus.

"TriMet’s existing Pedestrian Network Analysis identified a host of issues and prioritized 10 dangerous hotspots for transit users," explains Maus. The new Pedestrian Plan will "identify overarching values to create guidelines that help decision-makers prioritize projects," according to statement release by TriMet.

As a first step in the new process, TriMet has published a survey online with questions about pedestrian access to TriMet transit facilities.

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Published on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in BikePortland
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