The City of West Linn is getting ready update its long-range Transportation Plan and your input is critical.West Linn is required to maintain a 25-year plan that aligns necessary transportation investments with expected population and employment changes over that timeframe. The region expects to house more than 1 million new residents by 2040 and expects to have significantly less transportation revenue for new projects and maintenance over that same time. How we accommodate all of these new residents with limited money for new transportation improvements and maintenance will be a central theme of the upcoming discussions. One way to do this is to encourage more pedestrian and bicycle activity, and that means improving safety and convenience for walkers and bikers, and especially school-aged children.

The City would like to know what you think about the City’s existing transportation system and where they should focus the investment over the next 25-years. Please take a few minutes to respond to the questions below and we’ll make sure to forward your comments and ideas to the City for them to discuss as this project gets underway. Thank you for your time.

* 1. Where (geographically) do you currently work?

* 2. How long is your commute to work (time/distance)?

* 3. On average, would you say that your commute is enjoyable or dreadful?

* 4. Can you walk, bike, take transit or carpool to work? If you can, have you ever walked, biked, rode transit or carpooled to work?

* 5. What do you think are the most important transportation issues in West Linn?

* 6. What do you think are the most important transportation issues in the Portland Metro Region?

* 7. Are there safe sidewalks and/or bike lanes between your home and your child’s school? If no, where are the missing connections or where do you think the most important connections should be?

* 8. If there were safe pedestrian and bike routes for your child to use to get to school would you feel comfortable letting them walk or bike to school alone or with friends?

* 9. What are the three most important transportation improvements necessary for West Linn?