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Agenda Item - 2022-05-18 - Number 7i - Lake Forest NA Comment Farley, Will From: Kate Myers <katemyers2011 @gmail.com> Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 9:03 PM To: Farley, Will Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: TAB Pathway Projects - Neighborhood Association Outreach Dear Will: Thank you for reaching out to the Lake Forest Neighborhood Association. From past conversations within the Board and with members of our neighborhood, I know that there is a lot of keen interest in seeing increased pedestrian and bike corridors throughout the neighborhood. Several of the neighbors on Candlewood Court have already reached out to me expressing their interest in the Waluga to Quarry project. Speaking for myself, I'd love to see sidewalks and bike lanes on Carman from 1-5 to Kruse,which would require the buy- in from the County as you pointed out, because that connects with existing sidewalk systems in Tigard that lead to the Bridgeport Transit Center. I do live on Carman Dr. and frequently see runners and bikers trying to brave the thinnest of shoulders rather than criss-cross the street between sidewalks. It doesn't help that most of our storm water is handled by ditches so there is literally nowhere to go but down if a car cuts it too close. There are a couple of things that I believe the neighborhood would not want to get involved in: 1) Local Improvement Districts that saddle the cost of a project benefitting many on the select few who live near the project and 2) Forced annexation into the City. If the County were to demand that the City assumes ownership of the roads and that necessitated lots being forcibly turned over from County to City against the home owners'wishes, I think the project would quickly lose support. Two additional, ongoing concerns in our neighborhood when it comes to development are saving trees (particularly the very large ones that will never grow back) and following the Lake Forest Neighborhood Plan which calls for meandering black top pathways rather than sidewalks, curb and gutter. While curb and gutter may be the only option on a busy road such as Carman, please consider the value of a pathway that may wind around trees rather than require their sacrifice for the sake of a straight path. I will reach out to the rest of the Board and see if I can round up some additional feedback on these projects. Thanks, Kate Myers Interim Chair, Lake Forest Neighborhood Association On Fri, May 6, 2022 at 8:28 AM Farley, Will <wfarlev@ci.oswego.or.us>wrote: Hello, The Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) is currently considering which pathway projects identified in the City's Transportation System Plan (TSP) and Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) should be recommended for funding in the next biennial budget. For the past several years, the City Council has had a goal to prioritize funding for pathway facilities that best serve schools. Previously, at the March 9th TAB meeting, seven additional projects were reviewed based on the functional classification of the roadway it was on,the grade level of the nearest school and the project's proximity to the campus, and whether the project could complete a gap in our transportation system. i In discussions following the review, it was recommended that the City reach out to the Neighborhood Associations for input regarding project support. I am reaching out now for feedback on the following projects (note: one project was dropped): • Carman Drive between Waluga and Quarry(Lake Forest/Waluga):The full project includes bike lanes and sidewalks on both sides of Carman from Interstate 5 to Kruse Way. However, understanding the cost for such a project would be subject to agreement from the County and likely prohibitively expensive due to length and roadside topography,TAB has recommended that the City consider a smaller project to provide a sidewalk between Waluga and Quarry. • Quarry Road between Oakridge and Boones Ferry(Waluga):The project would include constructing 600 feet of curb and gutter and 50 feet of 6-foot wide curb-tight sidewalk.The project is expected require the reconstruction of multiple driveways. • Pilkington Road between Willow and Boones Ferry(Bryant):The project would include the widening of the roadway for approximately 690 feet for the construction of 6-foot wide bike lanes and 5.5-foot wide sidewalks on both sides. • Thoma Road between Knaus and LOHS (Forest Highlands):The project would include constructing 820 feet of 6-foot wide sidewalk to the end of the cul-de-sac on Thoma and the construction of 430 feet of 6-foot wide asphalt pathway to the school campus. • Sunningdale between 10th and Andrews(First Addition-Forest Hills):The project would include constructing 575 feet of 5-foot wide curb-tight sidewalk and 275 feet of 8-foot wide asphalt pathway to extend an existing connection along the school property.There has been previous comment stating the Neighborhood Association board would not support this project. • 10th Street between E Avenue and G Avenue (First Addition-Forest Hills):The project would include constructing 750 feet of 6-foot wide separated sidewalk that meanders with a landscape strip.There has been previous comment stating the Neighborhood Association board would not support this project. I should note that these projects are still in discussion and no engineering, preliminary or conceptual, has been completed. For more context on the projects,you are welcome to watch the previous meeting of TAB,where high-level details were shared with the board, or review the descriptions in the TSP and CIP linked above. Could you provide feedback regarding the projects in the vicinity of your neighborhood prior to the next meeting of TAB on Wednesday, May 18th?You are welcome to attend the meeting (being held remotely over Zoom) if you would like a representative to give comments in person. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. Thanks, 2 William R. 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