We have wrapped up the 2021 Streets for People season. Temporary traffic calming devices are being removed from city streets. During this second annual iteration of the program, three locations were selected by the Tigard Transportation Advisory Committee (TTAC) based on proximity and access to the existing trail network and by transportation equity needs based on census data.
The 2021 Streets for People Locations included:
- Fanno Creek Trail to Pathfinder Trail
- SW 95th Avenue
- SW Fern Street
If you have not already, please share your experiences with the program by taking this brief survey. We will be collecting responses until October 29th, 2021. Survey responses will inform upcoming updates to TTAC (Oct 6) and City Council (Oct 26).
In spring of 2020, the City of Tigard implemented the “Streets for People” pilot project on several streets, providing walking and bicycling access to the Fanno Creek Trail north of downtown. The pilot project was designed to support the reopening of our outdoor community with several pop-up neighborhood greenways.
During the pilot project, staff collected feedback from neighbors on the street, trail users, and community residents through several tools including postcards, intercept surveys, and an online survey tool.
In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a significant reduction in auto traffic and a significant increase in the number of our residents walking and bicycling on city streets to stay active and healthy. Responses to the pilot program were overwhelmingly positive and staff received several requests for expansion of the program into other locations across the city.
The Streets for People Pilot Program:
- Introduced safe and healthy opportunities for residents to actively recreate and travel within their neighborhoods through the Streets for People campaign.
- Improved access to public space and connecting more neighborhoods to Tigard’s trail network.
- Reduced restrictions on how businesses can use public space to allow businesses to reopen in places like sidewalks and parking spaces while keeping customers safe through social distancing.