The Portland Bureau of Transportation has just released a list of streets where we can expect to see some form of traffic calming in the coming few years.
Thanks to funding from the Fixing Our Streets program (a 10-cent local gas tax that funds safety projects), PBOT is able to attack neighborhood street projects in a more strategic way. We recently came across a new page on their website that lists 23 projects that have either been recently completed or are scheduled for completion by 2024.
Below is the map followed by the full list:
|Street||Start Point||End Point||Expected Construction Year|
|NE Sacramento||NE 111th||NE 122nd||2021|
|NE Shaver||NE 122nd||NE 141st||2021|
|SE 60th||SE Flavel St.||SE Flavel Dr.||2021|
|SE Nehalem||SE 67th||SE 72nd||2021|
|SE 64th||SE Clatsop||SE Flavel Dr.||2021|
|SE Flavel||SE 52nd||SE Clatsop||2022|
|N Columbia Way||N Fessenden||N Smith||2022|
|N Oswego||N Lombard||N Columbia||2022|
|N Buchanan||N Lombard||N Columbia||2022|
|NE Ainsworth||NE MLK Jr.||NE 15th||2023|
|N Portsmouth||N Lombard||N Fessenden||2023|
|NE Fremont||NE 122nd||NE 141st||2023|
|NE 139th||NE Glisan||SE Stark||2023|
|SE 135th||SE Stark||SE Division||2023|
|SW 45th||SW Multnomah||SW Taylors Ferry||2024|
|SW Broadway Dr.||SW Patton||SW Broadway Ave||2024|
|SE Harold||SE 122nd||SE 92nd||2024|
|NE San Rafael||NE 122nd||NE 132nd||2024|
|SE Duke||SE 52nd||SE 72nd||2024|
|Chicane Pilot Project – Testing lower cost materials for speed reduction impacts|
|SW Burlingame Ave||SW Chestnut||SW Capitol Hwy||2023|
|SW Dolph Ct||SW Capitol Hwy||SW 30th||2023|
|SE 62nd Ave||SE Harney||SE Flavel||2024|
|NE 119th||NE San Rafael||NE Halsey||2024|
PBOT says they considered many factors to choose these streets including: traffic speeds and volumes, safe routes to school designations, and also the street’s equity score. PBOT has an equity matrix map that assigns a score (between 2 and 10) to every census tract using the demographic variables of race, ethnicity, and income. Every project above scored a 7 or higher. “Streets with the highest speeds and traffic volumes in areas of highest needs were prioritized,” PBOT says.
For an example of what type of treatments you can expect in these projects take a look at what PBOT is doing with their North Portland Traffic Calming Project in a neighborhood in St. Johns.
If you feel like a street in your neighborhood should be on PBOT’s list contact Program Coordinator Scott Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.