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City officials aim to improve travel options downtown and make accessing the downtown area safer

Oregon City has launched a downtown transportation and parking survey to help guide future investments.

City officials aim to improve travel options downtown and make accessing the downtown area safer, more convenient and more equitable. The city has convened a working group of downtown stakeholders to implement the plan.

It is adding signage allowing after-hours public parking at City Hall. The city recently allowed businesses to make their lots available to the public during evenings and weekends when offices are closed. The working group is engaging with downtown parking-lot owners to do the same, which will add parking capacity downtown without having to build any new parking.

City staff and volunteers from the downtown Oregon City Association are collecting hundreds of responses from both downtown employees and patrons about on-street parking, bicycle access downtown, and the hours of the municipal elevator, among other issues.

The survey is available online through Nov. 27 and takes about five minutes to complete. Everyone who completes the survey can be entered to win raffle prizes, including a gift card to Black Ink/White Rabbit coffee shop, elevator T-shirts and ornaments, and Oregon City 175th anniversary blankets.

To take the survey, visit bit.ly/octravelsurvey.


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