NW Pettygrove greenway to change 11th and 12th avenues into one-way streets for drivers

From Portland Bureau of Transportation. See original statement here.

(October 21, 2022) The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) plans to change NW Pettygrove Street between NW 11th and 12th avenues into one-way westbound for vehicle travel as part of the NW Pettygrove Neighborhood Greenway project on Sunday, October 23. This traffic pattern change will prevent eastbound vehicle travel on NW Pettygrove Street at NW 12th Avenue. 

PBOT’s Maintenance Operations crews are performing the work of NW Pettygrove Neighborhood Greenway Project. Please follow on-street signage and flaggers. Construction noise should be minimal. All work is weather and resource dependent and the schedule may change. 

When parking cars on NW Pettygrove Street between NW 11th and NW 12th avenues, please continue to follow the direction of traffic. If you are parking on the left side of the street, please drive slowly, look for oncoming bicyclists, and proceed to park your car with the driver side door to the curb. Parking on the right side of the street continues as normal. No changes will be made to the number of on-street parking spaces between NW 11th and NW 12th avenues. 

What’s next  

Traffic pattern changes are being installed using low-cost, temporary materials that can be easily moved or modified. PBOT will collect area data including vehicle speeds, vehicle volumes, and area on-street parking utilization in spring 2023 (approximately six months after installation). We will monitor the benefits and impacts of the diverter and share the results of the monitoring, community feedback, and any resulting changes that need to be made. 

Additional speed bumps, sharrows, and neighborhood greenway signage will be installed on NW Pettygrove in the winter as weather allows. At the conclusion of the project sharrows and neighborhood greenway signage will be removed from NW Overton St west of NW 14th Ave.  

About the NW Pettygrove Neighborhood Greenway Project  

This traffic pattern change is part of the new low-stress walking and biking route along NW Pettygrove St, connecting Chapman Elementary School, the growing Slabtown area, the North Pearl District, and Fields Park. The route briefly transitions to NW Overton and NW 9th Ave to connect to protected bike lanes on NW Naito Pkwy. This neighborhood greenway will replace the one currently on NW Overton Street in the Northwest District. 

PBOT will build new speed bumps, change traffic patterns to limit cut-through traffic, and make pedestrian crossings safer. These improvements will make these streets safer for pedestrians and people biking while preserving the ability of people driving to access area homes and businesses.  

The project was identified by the Northwest in Motion Plan, which represents over two years of analysis, community outreach, and problem-solving to improve walking, biking, and public transit in the Northwest District and surrounding area.  

View the project map with illustrations of the planned greenway enhancements and other information about the project on the project web page.   

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1 year ago

The headline and the article don’t match.