SWTrails Meeting Tuesday Feb 25, 2014, 7 pm at Watershed 6388 SW Capitol Hwy
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Minutes for January 23, 2014 (Minutes on the website)
Upcoming walks Sharon Fekedy and Virginia Hendrickson
Membership Chair Report Barbara Bowers
Hayhurst Safe Route to School idea, Barbara Stedman
Grant application for SW 25th Barbara Stedman
SWTrails PDX annual meeting: continuation
Adoption of Budget
SW Corridor Update== Surface route for rapid buses and light rail Capitol Highway from Barbur to Bertha and thence to SW 13th and Barbur through Hillsdale is being considered and evaluated. What are our views of this?
There will not be a first Monday meeting of the SW Working Group on March 3rd.
SW Corridor Meeting put on by Metro will be March 12th at the Wilson HS Cafeteria 6 pm to 8pm.
Projects List and additions for SW Corridor meeting. Metro is considering a list of projects within a mile or so of the transit alignment which came from past plans developed for SW Portland including the Pedestrian Master Plan. the 2030 Bicycle Master Plan, Barbur Streetscape Study, the Red Electric Plan and other plans. When the SWTrails Plan was done, we did not call out major projects since most of the improvements were not very costly. At no time has planning for access to transit in SW been done.
To remedy this situation, we need to consider if this list of projects is sufficient to provide safe access to transit. There is no certainty that additional projects will be included, but if we do not present them they will not be considered for sure. The list being considered by Metro will be available at the meeting.
We will work on this SW Corridor list at tomorrow’s meeting.
March work party will be on Trail 3 west of Capitol Hill Road, date to be determined.
4T Patches 3 inches diameter 200 to be ordered Baack
SWTrails Visit with Amanda Fritz Lee Buhler & Doug Rogers
Summary of our 5 days of drive arounds to look at entire SWTrails network.
Preparation of SWTrails response for meeting Feb 27th at Multnomah Center Auditorium, 6:30pm to 8:30 — Mayor Hales, Commissioner Novick, and Director Treat and PBOT staff will be present to discuss funding alternatives and to seek input from the citizenry about incremental transportation dedicated taxes, fees or other revenue sources. They also will listen to what transportation improvements we citizens would want funded. Please plan to attend, wear you SWTrails vest if you have one.
Updates on street encroachments, SW Tunnelwood and SW Coranado.
Visit to the ODOT Iowa Structure on Feb 25th. Sharon and Virginia
Albert Kelly Park may have the creek unearthed. Stay tuned for info on trail location alternatives.
Update on vacation of SW 25th
Portland has commissioned a survey of citizens views of transportation Needs.
Transportation Needs Survey
Here are the results of the 800 samples from random citizens of Portland