Franklin Street is a critical transportation corridor for the City of Portland. Currently it is unfriendly to non-automobile transportation, takes up an unnecessarily large amount of usable land, and acts as a barrier between downtown and the neighborhoods east of the corridor. The Franklin Street Feasibility Study is examining the potential for improving the corridor for all modes of traffic (vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, and transit) and looking at the possibility of opening up land along the corridor for new development, both residential and commercial.
Phase 1 of the Franklin Street Study developed a broad spectrum of possible solutions that would balance the interests of all stakeholders. This process created three separate alternatives for improving the corridor, which together include a broad variety of strategies.
Phase 2 will build on the ideas that went into creating these alternatives, using a closer, in-depth examination of the existing conditions and future use data to produce a new or hybrid recommended alternative based on the Vision Statement below.