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Old 11-18-2008, 11:37 AM
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Default How do you get change?

Traffic signal heading north on 29th at nw29th and Nicolai is a 5 second green. This is coming off a dead end road that has a cut through for bikes. This is on a route that anyone who works at Chris King might take on a commute. I ride it daily myself. THe problem is trucks and buses that use this route are heading south and turning left to go up towards NW Vaughn and NW 23rd part of town. They know the light only lasts 5 seconds so they don't like to wait for bikes going straight. They start the turn before I clear the intersection and this makes me very nervous. I don't blame them, the light is to short. So seems solution is simple. How and who do I approach to get this changed. BTA, City of Portland or just wait until someone gets hit? I realize nothing is simple and a lengthy review process will be required... but I am not exaggerating this is a 5 SECOND LIGHT!!!! Any help/suggestion is appreciated.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:16 AM
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B-c, sounds like it's a fairly simple signal timing issue, something the City's Signals folks have the ability to adjust as needed. If you can accurately describe the problem to them, they'll either fix it or give you a reason why they can't or won't.

Your person to contact is:

District: NW - except Pearl/River District
Tod Rosinbum
Tod.Rosinbum@pdxtrans.org
503-823-5573


Also, calling 823-SAFE would be an alternate route, albeit somewhat slower.

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Old 11-19-2008, 04:24 PM
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Thanks for the info. I will e-mail PDOT and see what happens.
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:23 PM
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b-c, by all means, report back on results, or lack thereof.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:31 PM
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E-mailed Tod as you suggested and copied BTA and Chris King Precision parts (Chris King is located within a mile of this intersection). I thought it couldn't hurt to try to get some support from others with more clout than I.
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:44 AM
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No change since October... i have heard no response. Any further suggestions?
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