New web tool helps travelers, residents think about Southwest Corridor strategies
Metro and local leaders have been working with Southwest communities over the past year to visualize the future of the corridor between Portland, Tigard and Sherwood. Now, a new interactive website is online to help community members participate in the project.
Called "Shape Southwest," the interactive website lets users select their preferred future transit connections, divvy out funds and give personal feedback to project staff and decision-makers. From bike routes to city parks, the program lets users decide the focus for corridor investments. Open to the public until Dec. 31, the tool was designed by the project team with the help of a contractor.
The results of this public contribution will be presented to Southwest Corridor Plan Steering Committee members to help them agree on a set of priority investments that will help grow downtowns, employment areas and main streets. The shared investment strategy will balance parks, sidewalks and safety as well as roads and transit – which may include bus rapid transit or light rail – to realize community visions.