Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 9:30am on Wednesday, March 18th at the County’s Development Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, to consider the Clackamas County Active Transportation Plan (ATP).
The purpose of the ATP project is to identify principal active transportation (PAT) routes that connect destinations and communities in Clackamas County. In both the urban and rural areas of the county, 24 PAT routes have been identified through county and public input, to provide access to services such as transit, schools, shopping and employment centers, and to recreation and exercise.
Support for this important project for Clackamas County needs to be heard. Please write your County Commissioners about the ATP, and plan to attend the Public Hearing on 3/18 if you’re able.
Some important themes that emerged during the year-long project include:
- The importance of providing access to schools and other significant destinations. Several schools are located along these routes and facility improvements to and from these institutions will be beneficial to everyone.
- Positive impact on health of providing infrastructure that allows people to safely walk or bicycle for utilitarian trips and commuting as well as for recreation. Many parts of the County lack safe infrastructure for people to walk and bike. Providing choices is an important aspect to a well-rounded and equitable transportation system.
Support the future of safe, healthy, and equitable choice in transportation for Clackamas County by letting County Commissioners hear why a plan for safe walking and bicycling routes — including access to schools, town centers, and transit for jobs — is important for residents of Clackamas County.
Speak up in support of Clackamas County’s ATP. Please attend the Public Hearing on Wednesday, March 18, at 9:30am.
For more information, the ATP Executive Summary can be found here (pdf).