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3 Ways to Improve Transportation in Hillsboro

Post Date:04/17/2018 10:15 am

A car and bicycle on the road in Orenco StationWhat bothers you about traveling around Hillsboro? Is it...

  • Peak-hour congestion on busy roads like Cornell or 185th Avenue?
  • Unsafe bicycling or walking conditions in your neighborhood?
  • Not enough buses and MAX trains to take you where you want to go?
  • Something else?

In less than 60 seconds, you can use the City of Hillsboro's interactive map to call out the transportation areas that need the most love. Just zoom in on a specific intersection, street, or other location, then type in your thoughts or ideas — it's that easy.

Why is this happening?

The City is updating the Transportation System Plan, or TSP, that identifies current transportation deficiencies and future needs. Your voice is essential to prioritizing the transportation improvement projects that you would like to see in Hillsboro over the next 20 years.

Hillsboro’s TSP is the blueprint that guides transportation investments and decision-making, both now and in the future, but the TSP has not been updated since 2004. Now, in 2018, the TSP update will plan and prioritize future projects with your input and the transportation goals and values identified by the community in the 2017 Hillsboro Comprehensive Plan Two Trimet busses at the Hillsboro Central Transit Centerupdate.

How can you add your voice?

In addition to the online map, City employees will host a set of open house meetings where you can share your thoughts and experiences, and learn about the City’s work to plan for our community’s transportation needs. City of Hillsboro transportation planners also will be hosting booth space at a series of community events this summer to listen to the changes you would like to see on Hillsboro’s streets.

To recap, here are the three ways you can help solve Hillsboro's transportation challenges:

  1. Attend one of the open house meetings
  2. Talk with City transportation planners at a community event this summer
  3. Go to the online map to zoom in on a location, then type in your thoughts and ideas

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