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The City is seeking feedback for the 70th and Cahill small area plan, as a part of the larger 2018 Comprehensive Plan. In 2008, when the last Comprehensive Plan was completed, the area was identified as a place where change, such as significant remodeling, redevelopment or land use and zoning changes, is likely to occur.

What does the future transportation of the area look like? Where should people park? For example, in underground ramps, on-site lots, off-site along the streets or in area ramps. How important is it to have bus services around the area and to make it bicycle-friendly? How important is it to have additional access points into the area and from which direction and what areas of the City?

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Dennis Fernkes 9 months ago

I’d like to see more public transportation (busses) on W 70th. Current bus schedule is only available at rush hour.

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Lynn Hechanova 9 months ago

The bike path doesn’t connect with the area other than going up to 70th and coming back down, there needs to be a connection. The south end is significantly lower than the north end, parking could be a lower level just using the current grade. A redevelopment could handle a mix of building heights because of the significant grade change. Maybe even a park and ride where the vacant cleaners building currently is if there were better bus service available.

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Judith Felker 9 months ago

Definitely more public transportation, connected with other neighborhoods as well as within this area. Focus more on pleasant, tree-lined walkways between residences and small businesses. Expand bike paths to make biking an easy, safe way of transport. Thanks to Lynn Hechanova for pointing out that "A redevelopment could handle a mix of building heights because of the significant grad change". People wanting to live in affordable condos will need (or appreciate) being able to walk, bike, or take public transportation to their destinations.

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Laura Kondrick 9 months ago

I don't think the neighborhood would have a market for bus routes. I would like to see parking lots well landscaped and with lots of trees. No ramps no off street parking

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Mary Wiley 9 months ago

We've lived here 34 years and I don't see the need for more bike paths/lanes. The ones we have are underutilized. Landscaped parking lot or lots, not an ugly ramp please. And I don't think there's much demand for increased bus routes in this area.

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Meghan Figueroa 9 months ago

If there is a bus route, the shelter should be built and integrated in an attractive way. Parking should be hidden, like at the Walker - underground, or behind the shops? Most importantly, it should be a place accessible by walkers and bikers. THIS is the future: less car traffic, more foot/bike traffic. Be progressive and plan for that.

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Joel Stegner, Community volunteer 9 months ago

People who only drive have a reasonable knowledge in congestion and parking, but aren't the ones who know what is possible in terms of walking, biking and transit. To use a probably inappropriate analogy, is allow all male panels to make decisions about birth control. The group to ask about transportation are those age 16 to 44, as they will be those more likely to be living in the area in 20 years.

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Will Durfee 9 months ago

Yes, definitely bike connections, to capitalize on the new regional trail that passes close by. Also, enough on-site car parking so that visitors don't have the impression that there is no place to park.

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Heather Schraan 8 months ago

I would very much like to see a sidewalk created along W 70th that connects the "top" of the Nine Mile Creek trail (near the corner of Amundsen Ave and W 70th) to the corner of Cahill Rd and W 70th. There is nothing other than the street to walk on there now, and no way to cross back over to the sidewalk on the north side of W 70th without going over an island with a massive curb on it. When I have to walk that stretch with my kids in a stroller, it can get scary.

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Lisa Nelson 8 months ago

Put parking lot behind shops and restaurants.

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Thomas Hoegh 8 months ago

Self-driving, Uber-type ride services are the future of public transport. The low cost (no driver, electric/hybrid) will be far cheaper than buses. Currently, buses are cheap for the rider due to heavy subsidies. Takeaways: 1. Don't design infrastructure for buses which will soon be gone. 2. Don't build parking ramps for cars people won't be driving. Design parking areas to be easily converted to other uses.

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Lou Miranda 8 months ago

Would self-driving buses be more efficient than self-driving cars?

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Lou Miranda 8 months ago

Edinans love the Nine Mile Creek Trail. Let’s leverage it, by making it easy to bike & walk into the area, so people can live, work, dine, get educated, & play without having to use a car. Then it serves as a node not only for the immediate area, but any area accessible via the trail. Kids could safely bike to school and activities, away from cars. Three Rivers Parks is also looking to have a safe & comfortable bike & pedestrian connection to Highlands regional park, so families, kids, & adults would have simple access to an outstanding amenity.

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