Improving Pedestrian Access to Transit

We’re working with cities and counties to improve the walk to transit.

Whether you walk or roll, everyone who uses transit is a pedestrian at some point. Missing sidewalks, unsafe crossings, and other barriers can make it harder to get to transit safely and comfortably. TriMet’s Pedestrian Plan will help cities and counties make decisions about which projects take priority when working to fix those barriers.

The Pedestrian Plan will be developed with input from local government agencies and the community, with equity, safety, and demand as guiding principles. Based on feedback from surveys and community meetings, we will identify overarching values to create guidelines that help decision-makers prioritize projects. Incorporating the ideas of both community organizations and government agencies ensures that the Plan is responsive to community needs and is in line with the region’s transit goals.

How you can help

Between September 2019 through July 2020, we will ask for your input on how we can continue to make it easier to walk to transit. Your input is a valuable part of the decision-making process. You can let your voice be heard by:

Tell us what you think matters most in the walk to transit

Take our short survey

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Background

TriMet’s 2011 Pedestrian Network Analysis (PNA) showed there were many opportunities to improve access to transit across our region; we chose 10 key areas across our service district to focus on first. The Pedestrian Plan takes this effort one step further by looking at our entire service district using new data and methods.

Project Timeline

Key milestones in the planning process timeline:

  • August 2019 – Kick-off
  • September 2019 – Stakeholder Forum #1
  • October 2019 – Community Engagement & Events
  • November 2019 – Mapping and Analysis
  • December 2019 – Stakeholder Forum #2
  • January 2020 – Agency Working Groups; Stakeholder Forum #3
  • February 2020 – Community Engagement & Events
  • March 2020 – Draft Plan
  • April 2020 – Stakeholder Forum #4
  • May 2020 – Final Plan