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$6M project brings new neighborhood greenway, pedestrian signals, sidewalks and curb ramps to East Portland and SE Division

Posted by on June 6th, 2019 at 12:06 pm

Looking west at NE Glisan St and 128th Ave at Menlo Park Elementary School.

(Publisher’s Note: This is an official news release from the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation republish here for your convenience. Feedback? Contact Jonathan Maus)

Soon you’ll be able to bike between nine different schools and five parks on the new 130’s Neighborhood Greenway

Construction is underway on the East Portland Active Transportation to Transit Project (EPAT)! We’re improving access to 19 TriMet bus stops along the SE Division Street corridor from SE 101st to SE 143rd avenues by infilling missing sidewalk, constructing new ADA-accessible driveways and corner ramps, and adding three new signalized pedestrian crossings across SE Division Street. But don’t let the name fool you! The project is also improving safety and access for pedestrians and cyclists on multiple streets in East Portland.

In addition to making it easier to get to and from your bus stop, EPAT is also constructing the 130’s Neighborhood Greenway, a 5-mile north-south neighborhood greenway between the Springwater Corridor and the I-84 multi-use path. It’s also installing a protected bikeway on NE Glisan Street from NE 122nd to NE 148th avenues– a total of 1.3 miles of protected bikeway along this high crash corridor! This section of protected bikeway will merge with the other safety improvements coming to NE Glisan as part of the East Glisan Street Update.

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Construction is expected to continue through this summer and be complete sometime this fall. In the meantime, here’s a few more numbers to get you excited about the future of these streets:

  • Over half a mile of new sidewalks on the north and south sides of SE Division between SE 101st and SE 143rd avenues.
  • 41 new ADA accessible ramps
  • 13 miles of the new 130’s Neighborhood Greenway
  • 206 white posts for clear separation of people driving and biking
  • 9 schools connected along the 130’s Neighborhood Greenway
  • 5 parks connected along the 130’s Neighborhood Greenway
  • 3 new pedestrian signals on SE Division Street and 1 new pedestrian signal on NE Glisan Street
  • 1 full traffic signal rebuild at SE 130th Avenue and Stark Street

This $6.2 million project is made possible by Metro’s regional flexible funding program, PBOT Transportation System Development Charges and PBOT’s share of the state gas tax. Learn more about the East Portland Active Transportation to Transit at www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/EPAT.

— PBOT News

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    Lisa Amen August 9, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Wow! I have seen stupid projects but this one takes the cake! You are taking one of the only streets in Portland that has good traffic flow and ruining it! As a bike rider who lost a brother to a pedestrian verses car accident, I see no value in this project what so ever! Next to letting people camp on the streets this is the stupidest thing I have ever seen.

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