PBOT News: Introducing Safer Outer Stark Project

Why Are Improvements Needed on Stark?
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is planning to make improvements along the three-mile section of SE Stark Street between SE 108th Avenue and SE 162nd Avenue. This corridor has been identified as a Vision Zero High Crash Corridor for every mode of travel – people driving, people biking, and for pedestrians. In just the past five years, seven people have died in transportation-related crashes along this section of SE Stark Street.

What We’ve Heard So Far
In addition to safety, concerns and desires have been raised about improved lighting, slowing vehicle speeds and improving access to transit, concerns over personal safety, the need for improved sidewalks, and fear that road improvements will lead to displacement. Crash data and previous community input led us to the following goals.

Plan Goals:
Reduce deadly and serious crashes for all people using all modes

Reduce excess motor vehicle speeds

Provide safe access and crossings for people walking/ riding bicycles, and accessing transit

Support future development of enhanced transit along the corridor

Online Survey Open Now Through June 20th
Use the online survey and comment map to provide input on the issues you see for the corridor. Your input will help inform and guide what safety improvements are recommended. All survey respondents will be entered into a raffle for one of 10 $25 Fred Meyer gift cards!

Download the project fact sheet (PDF)

Do you have further questions? Would you like us to present to your group? Contact the project lead, Bryan Poole, at saferstark@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-1173.

Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/saferstark

— This post is an unedited news release written and first published by the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

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