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Have you heard the latest news? Downtown Loop Project

Have you heard the latest news? Downtown Loop Project

#MessageFromTheMayor

 

I’ve been shaking all the trees looking for funding for the Downtown Loop. The Loop spans 20 blocks in our downtown core that goes from The Reser at the north end to our city park and library on the south end. It’s 1.3 miles, with two state highways crossing it, that will link key destinations through wider sidewalks, protected bike lanes, pedestrian crossing treatments, and enhanced bus stops.

Beaverton High School is adjacent to the Loop, and students arriving on foot, on bikes, on buses, and in cars need safer roads, bike lanes, and sidewalks. Our goal is to emphasize safety for all while supporting climate-friendly transportation. The project is being developed in tandem with the Downtown Equity Strategy, a city initiative guiding public investments to ensure that downtown Beaverton is an inclusive place for racially diverse communities.

The Loop is a major multi-year construction project which would generate many good-paying jobs. We have longstanding economic potential in downtown Beaverton, and the Loop will help us unlock that potential, linking destination points. Enhancements to the Loop will affect all of the surrounding businesses, which will, in turn, affect each other. More business means more jobs, which means more customers engaging the local economy. This is exactly the kind of synergistic effect I’m here for. I’ll keep you posted as we work to secure funding!

 

Lacey Beaty was elected Mayor of Beaverton in 2020. Prior to serving as Mayor, she served for six years on the Beaverton City Council.

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