Aging in Place: Mobility

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Aging in Place

How do you get from point A to point B in your everyday life? Do you walk, bike, skateboard, segue (or Segway), drive your car, take a TriMet bus, call Ride Connection, ask a friend for a ride or just not leave your home? Transportation and transit options are of the utmost importance for our own livability, convenience and safety.

The Aging Task Force has been studying this issue and lobbying for increased and varied transit services in Tualatin, along with the City and Chamber of Commerce. There are several projects under study and being considered by ODOT, Washington County, Clackamas County and other governmental agencies. An example is how to widen 99W from Sherwood through Tigard to alleviate the traffic bottleneck and make it safer for pedestrians to walk and cross the road. Other transit options include expanding Ride Connection services in Tualatin, SW Corridor Light Rail to Bridgeport, increased TriMet routes and hours, and shuttle bus service from Borland Road to Oregon City.

The February meeting of the Task Force will cover these topics with guest presenters from the City of Tualatin, TriMet and Ride Connection. It will be an informational meeting to hear from the presenters what is being discussed that would better serve mobility options in Tualatin. The Task Force has been looking seriously at the shuttle bus service on Borland Road to Oregon City and will present our lobbying for this route at this meeting.

If you are interested and would like to join the conversation, please attend this meeting:

     Monday, February 10, 2020
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Juanita Pohl Senior Cent
8513 SW Tualatin Road

For adequate seating, please RSVP by Friday, Feb. 7, to
[email protected] if you are attending.

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Susan Noack
Susan Noack has lived in Tualatin for 15 years. Before retirement, she was a development director/event planner for non-profits. Now as an “Aging in Place” senior, her passion is being an advocate for seniors and giving back to the community. She is a member of both the Meals on Wheels People and Juanita Pohl Center advisory committees and chair the Tualatin Area Aging Task Force committee.