Who did we talk to?
What did we hear?
Based on what we heard from community members in-person, virtually, and from submitted comments in our previous online open house, the project team identified key topics and themes. Common themes included:
- Capacity expansion
- Improved connectivity
- Planning for the future
Feedback collected throughout the summer prioritized reliable transit service, filling sidewalk and trail gaps, improving security and visibility with lighting, reducing traffic back-ups, and reducing barriers for travelers along and across SR 167 including tolling rates. These projects help the project team understand what improvements should be included in the three refined scenarios. Those projects include:
- New east-west transit routes
- New on-demand transit areas/services (e.g., Via, Pingo)
- More night/weekend transit service
- Connections to regional destinations
- New bicycle and pedestrian connections to regional trails
- Add/improve sidewalks and bike lanes through interchanges and across SR 167
- Fill sidewalk gaps in regional growth centers
- New lighting, access, and placemaking investments on regional trails
- New managed (toll/truck) lanes on SR 167
- Multimodal interchange improvements on SR 167
- Multimodal improvements on arterials
- Improved freight access at interchanges
- Recommended a statewide low-income tolling program
SR 167 Roadway expansion
Comments included requesting more lanes (including High Occupancy Toll (HOT)lanes or express toll lanes, wider lanes, and longer on-ramps to help with reducing back-ups.
Traffic back-ups, particularly during peak travel times, is a major barrier to travel. Suggestions for reducing traffic back-ups included a low-income toll option, more lanes on SR 167 (carpool, express toll lanes, truck-only lanes), improved intersections, and new lanes on local streets.
There should be more reliable transit and solutions including more extensive transit routes and services, easier access to transit, more transit parking, more frequent transit service, and more hours of transit service for shift workers/nighttime services, particularly in industrial areas.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections
There are gaps in the sidewalk, bicycle lane, and trail systems make it difficult for people to travel. There is a need to provide more ways to access the trail system and provide additional pedestrian and bicycle connections to transit. SR 167 can be a barrier because of a lack of sidewalks or bicycle facilities at interchanges, bridges, or under crossings.
Local Road Improvements
More local road improvements could be created by improving interchanges on SR 167, adding direct access ramps, and creating more neighborhood connections.
The SR 167 roadway could benefit from safety improvements such as increasing lighting, separation between cars and people, reducing traffic back-ups, and adding wider shoulders (specific areas for vehicles to go in an emergency).
The following section summarizes what we heard from the community on transit, bicycle and pedestrian access, and cars and truck needs in the corridor. Each topic includes a map showing the projects in the Recommended Scenario which address the travel need. For example, to address the challenge of more reliable and accessible transit, the Recommended Scenario includes new or enhanced transit routes.