Help Washington County's Transportation System

If you live or work in or near Washington County and care about the county's future transportation choices, please participate in the “Online Open House.” 

Washington County is embarking on a $1.5 million study to evaluate current transportation conditions and explore what sort of transportation options the county should have over the next 50 years. The county wants to know what you value in a transportation system.

The online open house and values survey is open now through May 15. You can find it here

1000 Friends of Oregon advocates for transportation systems that provide affordable, accessible options for all and that support neighborhoods. Our goal is to support transit options that allow children to walk to school and ride their bike to after-school activities. We want those who do not drive to be able to walk or take a bus to most activities. People should have choices to drive, take transit, or ride a bike to work or the store, and products should easily be delivered where they need to go. Study after study has shown that transportation systems with these elements lead to healthier people. They also save households money by reducing car trips and help provide independence.

A vibrant urban transportation system also benefits Washington County’s farming areas by reducing urban cut-through traffic that often travels at unsafe speeds and creates serious conflicts with farm equipment. The agricultural industry needs rural roads protected from overflow urban vehicle traffic.

Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts on Washington County’s transportation future. You can make a difference. Here's how:

1. Go to the website:​ ​http://openhouse.jla.us.com/project/wcts1​. 
2. Read the draft values. 
3. Weigh in.   

If you want to know more about the Washington County Transportation Futures Study, visit www.wctransportationfutures.org​. 
You can also contact 1000 Friends policy director Mary Kyle McCrudy at mkm@friends.org.