Once a state highway, Franklin Boulevard has wide vehicle lanes and lacks safe and comfortable infrastructure for people walking, biking, and rolling. Its current design encourages high travel speeds and acts as a significant barrier for people traveling by foot, bus, and bike. Planning to redesign this corridor began in early 2019, aiming to transform it from a place that people travel through to a place that people travel to, complete with protected and connected bikeways, sidewalks, intersections and dual EmX lanes.
Throughout the planning process, the community provided valuable feedback that was incorporated into each phase of design. The 2023 ONLINE Open House seeks to update community members who have previously engaged with the project, introduce the project to new community members, and ask for feedback on the current design draft. Review the latest design and project boards, and then submit your comments to the project team. Community input will be incorporated into the design as it moves forward from planning to engineering.
Join the Transportation Planning Team for the Franklin Blvd. Transformation ONLINE Open House to refamiliarize yourself with the latest design, available through March 5th, 2023.