Online open house and survey released for I-5 Bridge replacement project

Posted on February 25th, 2021 at 4:50 pm.

The new effort to replace the I-5 bridge between Portland and Vancouver is well underway. DOTs from Oregon and Washington are pouring money into an immense public outreach/PR campaign and planning process that is so slick it’s scary.

Along with hosting lots of advisory committee meetings and splashing content across multiple social media channels, the folks behind the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program effort have opened an online open house that includes the project’s first public survey.
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Council passes $5.1 million for Red Electric, Better Naito projects

Posted on February 11th, 2021 at 4:39 pm.

Breaking ground oh so soon.

On Wednesday, Portland City Council voted to allow construction to begin on Better Naito Forever and the Red Electric Trail Bridge — a total of $5.1 million in projects that include physically protected cycling space. But it didn’t happen before one last bit of drama.[Read more…]

CRC 2.0 is off and ‘running’ but Metro president urges caution

Posted on January 21st, 2021 at 3:25 pm.

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West Portland Town Center plan looks to major changes at ‘Crossroads’

Posted on November 30th, 2020 at 2:49 pm.

Concept of the Crossroads in the future.
(Source: Portland BPS West Portland Town Center Open House)

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PBOT project will build carfree plaza on Couch, build two-way cycle track across Burnside

Posted on May 7th, 2020 at 3:05 pm.

Detail of PBOT plans for I-405 crossing changes.

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TriMet wants to build protected intersections at three locations in east Portland

Posted on May 24th, 2019 at 12:12 pm.

Graphic of proposed design for SE Division and 162nd shown by TriMet this week.

Staff working on TriMet’s Division Transit Project dropped a bit of a bombshell at the end of an advisory committee meeting earlier this week: They plan to build protected intersections at SE 122nd, 148th, and 162nd.

Protected intersections are a big deal. They are considered the safest way to handle bicycle traffic at what’s typically considered the weakest link in a safe facility. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 43% of urban cycling fatalities occur at intersections.
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PBOT unveils design concepts for 12 projects that could transform northwest Portland

Posted on April 24th, 2019 at 11:32 am.

Currently a one-lane road sandwiched between two lots under construction, PBOT wants make a section of NW Savier into a signed and colored two-way bikeway.

After kicking off about a year ago, the Portland Bureau of Transportation has released a major piece of their Northwest in Motion Plan (NWIM).
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Here’s how we make southwest Portland better for biking and walking

Posted on April 18th, 2019 at 11:16 am.

Marching orders.

If you care about making streets in southwest Portland better for biking and walking, the Portland Bureau of Transportation has just done you a huge favor.

Yesterday the bureau released the draft version of the Southwest in Motion (SWIM) plan. It’s an impressive, detailed, and easy-to-use blueprint for activism that should lead to projects on the ground in very short order (and help tee up larger projects in the future).

Modeled after similar planning documents for east and northwest Portland, the SWIM plan offers a prioritized list of projects, possible design treatments, and even identifies potential funding sources to actually get things built.
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PBOT’s biking and walking committees oppose I-5 Rose Quarter project

Posted on March 26th, 2019 at 11:02 am.

One of the main points the Oregon Department of Transportation is using to sell their I-5 Rose Quarter project is that it will vastly improve cycling and walking conditions on the surface streets above the freeway.

Turns out that’s not exactly the case. The two official committees that advise the City of Portland on cycling and walking strongly oppose the project and recommend a “No Build”. That’s awkward because the Portland Bureau of Transportation is a key ODOT partner and has staked their support on the quality of surface street upgrades. [Read more…]

PBOT decides on 9th Avenue for route of future Lloyd to Woodlawn Neighborhood Greenway

Posted on March 21st, 2019 at 8:03 am.

Close-up of new proposal showing where the greenway will jog over to 9th. See full map below.
(Graphic: City of Portland)

The Portland Bureau of Transportation has shifted course on their Lloyd to Woodlawn Neighborhood Greenway project. Citing a lack of “broad community support,” for the Northeast 7th Avenue route option, they’ll announce later today that the new greenway will be on Northeast 9th Avenue. (Update: Here’s the official announcement.)
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