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  • Broadway today is a low-volume commercial street with a number of traditional businesses (~3500 daily traffic volume, total for both directions).Counter-Clockwise from top left: 1. West of Watson, Broadway has parking on the south side only and a sidewalk on the north side only. 2 & 3. Intersection/Crossing treatments at Watson and Hall provide distinctive gateway features and entry points into the heart of the main street retail district.4, 5, 6. The strongest commercial presence is on the south side of Broadway between Watson and Hall, and on the north side between Hall and East.Establishments on the north side of the street between Watson and Hall are not oriented to the pedestrian and in some cases are auto-oriented businesses.West could be extended north of Canyon to increase pedestrian access. East also lacks a crossing of Canyon.Broadway provides a low-volume east-west connection, including access to Beaverton TC via Lombard.Design in the core of the district could be applied with redevelopment on the east and west
  • Existing facilities primarily focus on high speed arterials and collectors that carry large volumes of traffic (i.e. Hall, Murray, Canyon, etc.).Key gaps include the residential streets in South Beaverton, Denney Road, the northern section of Lombard, Allen, as well as several trail connectionsMajor barriers to bicycling include:RR tracks, Farmington, TV Hwy, Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Hwy 217Areas with steep grades (especially South Beaverton neighborhoods)Bike lane gaps where cyclists are forced to mix within automobile traffic (i.e., SW Hall in downtown and north of SW Allen)Disconnected gridSW Allen has numerous difficult crossingsWhat’s lacking?Direct, low volume, low speed, low stress routes on non-arterial streetsNetwork legibility (Wayfinding signage)
  • The proposed solution is a network of low-stress bicycle corridors commonly known as bike boulevards all connecting into downtown via SW Main AveThese routes would include sharrows (pavement markings), a comprehensive wayfinding system, and intersection improvements at critical bike/ped crossingsThe West Bike Corridor routes include an east-west connection (via Division/6th), and two north-south connections (via Davies-Wilson-Menlo-5th and 135th-Hyland-Erickson-5th)The Central Bike Corridor routes include two north-south connections via 130th-Sorrento-130th-Erickson-5th and Main Avenue with east connectors at Brockman, Hart and 17th StreetThe East Bike Corridor includes connections to and from the Fanno Creek Trail via new Greenway bike lanes and sharrows on Blakeney Street. A north-south connection into downtown would be established via King-Lee-11th-Alger-5th.Potential bike lanes along Denney and trail enhancements along Fanno Creek and Beaver CreekTransit connections include an extension of Millikan to the Beaverton TC and several intersection improvements to facilitate crossings
  • Additional talking points for above bullets:Downtown bike/ped: e.g. 5th and Hall/Watson through downtownBottom two photos: use of signage to indicate to all roadway users that bicycle lanes are ending on Lombard before Allen; groove speed bumps are an innovative treatmentAreas for improvement include:Creating a cohesive network of facilitiesMaking the network legible through intuitive network design and wayfinding signageConnecting gaps in the network, particularly around major arterials (e.g. Allen)Providing safe connections across major arterials, particularly along key facilities (e.g. Fanno Creek Trail at Hall)Creating bikeways on low-volume neighborhood streets as an alternative route for cyclists who are not comfortable using major arterials.
  • Pedestrian refuge: provides two-phase pedestrian crossing movement; especially beneficial for wide arterialsSharrows: Directs cyclists out of the door zone and indicates to motorists that this road is a bicycle friendly route (“Share the Road”)Merge treatment: mitigates car-bicycle conflicts where travel lanes merge into turn pocketsBicycle/pedestrian activated signals: Initiates a signal phase for bikes/peds. Reduces signal delay. Two examples are bicycle loop detectors and pedestrian activated hybrid signals (e.g., HAWK signals) Traffic calming features: effectively manage vehicle speeds and volumes. Common features are speed bumps, curb extensions, choke points
  • Leading pedestrian interval: offers pedestrians a 4 – 6 second head start at crosswalks with high turn movement volumesBike box: Reduces conflicts with right-turning vehicles and offers bicycle priority at intersectionsLeft turn box: Provides safe and comfortable left turn queuing where merging to a left turn pocket is difficult/dangerousWayfinding signage: perhaps the most critical component to improving low stress bicycle and pedestrian connections in Beaverton. Denotes routes, destinations, distances and even time to destination informationOff-set intersection treatment: safely re-connects cyclists to a route that is disrupted by irregular grid patterns

Beaverton Civic Plan October 27th Open House Polling Results Beaverton Civic Plan October 27th Open House Polling Results Presentation Transcript

  • Beaverton Civic Plan
    Open House
    October 27, 2010
  • Agenda
    Workshop Recap
    Review & Discussion Civic Plan Products
    #1 Central City Plan and Strategy
    #2 Citywide Land Use & Transportation Strategy
    #3 Housing Strategy
    #4 Topic Papers
    Economic Development
    Natural Systems & Cultural Resources
    Governance & Public Services
    We’ll go through major themes and pause for questions and discussion
  • Instant Polling – Everyone Has a Clicker?
    Warm-up Questions
  • I am…
    Under 18
    19 – 25
    26 – 45
    46 – 64
    Decline to answer
  • I have lived in Beaverton (or nearby) for…
    Less than a year
    1 – 5 years
    5 – 10 Years
    10 + Years
    All my life
    Decline to answer
  • What best describes you?
    This is my first Civic Plan event
    I attended the Citywide Workshop
    I attended the Drop-in Session
    I attended the Results Unveiling
    I’ve done it all!
  • My Biggest Interest in the Civic Plan is…
    Revitalizing the central city
    Fixing transportation problems
    More and better housing options
    Economic Development and jobs
    Creek and Open Space amenities
  • September Workshop
  • Central City Maps (13)
  • Citywide Maps (12)
  • Businesses in center, new plan should connect these places
  • The heart of Beaverton
    The Round
    Hall Blvd
    Canyon Road
    Fred Meyer
    TV Hwy
  • Central City Plan & Strategy
    • Objectives
    • An Identity
    • Seamless connections to, from, and within
    • Mixed-uses (housing, jobs & shopping)
    • Lively places, day and night
    • Open Space system
  • How we get there
    Transportation system improvements, especially walkability
    Open space and Creek amenity framework
    Land use and redevelopment
    Workshop Input
  • Central City Vision
  • Central City Vision
  • Central City Vision
  • Central City Vision
  • Where Participants put Creek Amenity Chips Downtown
  • September live polling results: Priorities for Beaverton’s Creeks
  • Existing Parks & Open Space
  • Proposed Parks, Plazas & Open Space
  • Parks, Plazas, Open Space & Network
  • Near-Term Focus
    Beaverton Creek (west of Hall)
    Emphasize water quality improvements
    Green streets
    Coordinate with redevelopment
  • Long-Term Focus
    Creeks east of Hall
    Depends on location of new streets & connections
    Flooding in these areas is a long-term issue
    Flood proofing & resilient building practices
  • Example: Flood Proofing
    Flood proofing of buildings so that they can be readily cleaned and returned to active use quickly.
    Using concrete block construction, no sheetrock or carpet on ground floor (waterproof materials)
    Flooding as a nuisance, not a disaster
  • The open space ideas for the Central district are on the right track
    Agree Strongly
    Disagree Strongly
  • September Live Polling Results:Top Priorities for Transportation Downtown?
  • Proposed Network & Key Intersections
  • Pedestrian Routes
  • How do you rate the pedestrian connections that are depicted
    Strongly agree
    Strongly Disagree
  • Workshop Ideas for Canyon, Broadway & Farmington
    OR Other?
  • Workshop Participants Selected both Broadway and Farmington as Couplet Pairs w/ Canyon
    Canyon-Broadway Couplet: 6 Maps
    Canyon-Farmington Couplet: 3 Maps
    Two-Way on Canyon: 3 Maps
    One-way streets
  • September Live Polling Results:
  • Further investigation of Couplet
    Couplet Options: Ericson and Lombard Cross-Overs
  • Further investigation of Couplet
    Couplet Options: Hocken and 217 Cross-Overs
  • Couplet Options
    • Provides greater through-capacity
    • Makes greater use of existing capacity at lower cost
    • Provides on-street parking, promoting adjacent businesses
    • Provides greater safety
    • Provides bike lanes on both streets, and with slower speeds
  • Couplet Options
    • Requires substantial out-of-direction travel
    • Will require re-configuring signals
    • Will require some right-of-way acquisition
    • 217 frontage road, may overload capacity and be confusing
    • May require additional rail crossings
  • More Travel Lanes
  • Oregon Department of Transportation MLK Blvd. Transportation Study
  • MLK Cross Sections From ODOT Study Show New Options
  • Martin Luther King Boulevard
  • Canyon Road
  • Canyon Road
  • Canyon Road Potential Street Sections
  • Canyon Road Potential Street Sections
  • Canyon Road Potential Street Sections
  • Eliminating left-hand turns on minor streets on Canyon is a fair exchange for wider sidewalks or more onstreet parking
    Agree Strongly
    Disagree Strongly
  • Primary East-West Bike Routes
  • Broadway Bike Boulevard
  • Broadway Bike Boulevard
    Bike Route
    Canyon Rd.
  • Bike Boulevard
  • Discussion
  • September live polling results: What should happen on Broadway?
  • Broadway – Existing Conditions
    • Main Street retail character
    • Distinctive intersection treatments at Watson and Hall
    • Low traffic volume east-west connection
    • Narrow sidewalks
    • Lack of bike parking
    • Buildings on north side of street are not pedestrian-oriented
  • Broadway as a Festival Street
    Street trees & furniture
    On-street and pooled parking
    Slow speeds for cars most of the time
    Can be closed to traffic for special occasions
  • Broadway Today
  • Festival Street: Normal Day
  • Festival Street: Special Event
  • How do you rate the Broadway festival street concept as designed
    Agree Strongly
    Disagree Strongly
  • Beaverton Urban Renewal Plan:Potential Implementation Tool
    Urban Renewal can help finance central district objectives
    Civic Plan Strategies and Urban Renewal projects are mutually reinforcing
  • URA Project CategoriesBroadway Examples
    Incentive Programs:Storefront Improvements, predevelopment assistance, environmental assessments
    Infrastructure & Transportation Improvements:Bike lanes, sidewalk extensions
    Public / Private Partnerships:Catalyst projects, shared parking facilities
    Community Identity-building Projects:Signage, Plantings, Street Trees
  • Which of these Project Categories do you think is most important?
    Infrastructure and Transportation
    Community and Identity Building
    Public Private Partnerships
  • Which do you think is second most important?
    Infrastructure and Transportation
    Community and Identity Building
    Public Private Partnerships
  • Next Steps
    Parking district plan
    Catalytic projects
    Urban design and amenities
    Detailed streetscape plan for all streets
    Design guideline concepts
    Recommended zoning changes
  • Citywide Land Use & Transportation Strategy
    Land Use needs
    20-Minute Neighborhoods
    Mixed-Use Centers
    Employment Lands
    Transportation investments
    Bike networks
    Key Traffic Improvements
  • Mixed Use Centers
    • Were concentrated in a couple key areas:
    • Hall and Allen
    • Murray and Allen
  • Neighborhood Centers
    • Were distributed around the city
  • Example:Hall and Allen
  • Recommend that Concept to be Added to Comprehensive Plan
    Mixed-use & Neighborhood Centers
    Scale and design issues
    Neighborhood compatibility
    Market feasibility
    Zoning & Infrastructure
  • Implemented through Small Area Planning
    A toolkit for implementation as opportunities arise
    Emphasizes getting the zoning and infrastructure right
    Connects infrastructure with capital planning
  • Small Area Planning: Also Can Be Used for Employment Areas
    City has a very limited supply of employment lands (i.e. not retail)
    How to make the most of parcels ready for reuse?
  • Repurposing Defunct Corridor Retail Areas
  • Redevelop existing lower-density employment uses to higher-density uses &Increased density of employment
    Use performance zoning to ensure that noise, odors, etc. are contained in the building?
    Like incubator space, brewing, light manufacturing or assembly
  • Recommendation:Update City’s Economic Development Strategy
    Define Beaverton’s role in the region
    Determine space and building needs
    Coordinate master planning and investments with property owners
  • Beaverton should pursue small area planning as a redevelopment tool
    Agree Strongly
    Disagree Strongly
  • Repurposing defunct retail corridors and low-production employment lands into efficient job centers should be a key priority for the city
    Agree Strongly
    Disagree Strongly
  • Discussion
  • September live polling results: Are you a bicyclist today?
  • September live polling results: In the future would you like to be…?
    Potential Demand
  • Bike/Walk Connections from the Workshop
    Desired Bike Connection
    City Boundary
  • Existing Bike Lane
    Existing Trail
    Bike System Gaps
    Issue / Barrier
    Biking in Beaverton Today
  • Potential Bike Network
  • Current Bicycle and Pedestrian Assets
    Downtown bike-ped environment (e.g. 5th)
    Regional and local multi-use trails (e.g. Fanno Creek)
    Bike lanes and sidewalks on many arterial streets
    Walking/biking to school facilities/encouragement
    Innovative traffic calming treatments /signage
  • Building upon Beaverton’s Bike/Ped Assets with…
    Pedestrian refuges/
    Mid-block crossings
    Bike lanes/Sharrows
    Merge treatments
    Bicycle/pedestrian activated signals
    Traffic calming
  • Building upon Beaverton’s Bike/Ped Assets with…
    Leading pedestrian
    Bike box/Intersection
    Left-turn treatments
    Off-set intersection treatments
  • The city should emphasize low-traffic citywide connections for bikes
    Agree Strongly
    Disagree Strongly
  • Next Steps
    System-wide traffic analysis
    Modeling results
    Strategic Network Improvements
  • Discussion
  • Beaverton Housing Strategy
    Demographic Forecast
    Future Housing Needs
    Strategies for meeting need & preserving existing housing stock
  • Who do we need to plan housing for?
    Aging Baby Boomers – the housing which allows seniors to age in Beaverton
    The grown children of many of these families – both singles and couples can have a reason to settle down in the city
    A new diverse population – housing which meets the needs of new immigrants, multi-generational families etc.
  • Claritas Market Segment Data
  • Younger couples w/o children: “Young Influentials”
  • Housing Types
    Identify housing types to match future demand
    Sponsor design competitions
    Develop infill design toolkit for developers
  • Multi-family and attached housing have led new development in Beaverton
  • Encouraging the construction of housing types that will meet future needs should be a key priority for the city
    Agree Strongly
    Disagree Strongly
  • Neighborhood Stabilization Programs
    Existing Programs for ownership properties
    Consider expanding to include renter-occupied units
    Use Code enforcement and crime prevention programs in targeted areas
  • Neighborhood Stabilization Programs
    Upgrade neighborhoods that are in need of reinvestment
    Connectivity & green streets
    Provide financial incentives for developing desired housing
    Create neighborhood community plans
    Partner with non-profit organizations to create affordable housing
    Build a community land trust presence in Beaverton
  • Neighborhood stabilization programs should address both owner- and renter-occupied homes
    Agree Strongly
    Disagree Strongly
  • Discussion
  • Next Steps
    Strategic Plan Document Production
    Roll-out in January
    City Council Study Sessions Begin (January)
  • Thank You!