Thread: Downtown Subway
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Old Posted Oct 13, 2013, 7:05 PM
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I love subways as much as the next subway fan, but Portland is a city that subways won't really work in. Downtown is only about a 1 1/2mile, 2 1/2mile if you include the Lloyd District. Also, Portland is a destination location with the light rail, so it makes sense having multiple stops downtown. I don't imagine there are many crosstown trips are going on requiring people to pass through downtown to justify the cost.

I do think there needs to be something done to help the Steel Bridge, possibly another transit only bridge on the north end of downtown.

Now I do think the system should begin to think about upgrading itself with Local and Express stops along the lines to help shorten the time getting in and out of the city for people living further out. It would also help make it a fast commute in on light rail from the airport to downtown with an express line.
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