The project described in this study consists of the preliminary designs of a mass transit mall along 5th and 6th Avenues in downtown Portland, a distance of approximately 11 blocks for each Avenue. The mall is designed to make mass transit an attractive and compelling alternative to the automobile. Almost all buses operating in the downtown area will be routed to and through the transit mall. In addition, the mall is expected to provide convenient transfers between lines and serve as a link between suburban transit stations, shuttle buses, inter-city buses and, heavy and light rail transportation. Included in this study are construction cost estimates, preliminary engineering design plans, traffic design plans, landscape architecture designs, traffic improvement plans, an an environmental impact analysis.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon. Funding assistance provided by DOT, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architects

    Georgia-Pacific Building, 900 SW Fifth Avenue
    Portland, OR  United States  97204

    Halprin (Lawrence) & Associates

    1620 Montgomery Street
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94111

    Moffat, Nichol & Bonney Engineers

    1845 NE Church Street
    Portland, OR  United States  97211
  • Publication Date: 1974-8-14

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 107 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172921
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-09-0022
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1981 12:00AM