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Broadway/Flint/Wheeler intersection, circa 1940

Flint/Broadway intersection 70 years ago.(Photo: City of Portland archives) The notorious Broadway/Flint/Wheeler intersection has been getting a lot of attention lately. Just today I rolled up on PBOT traffic safety staff and engineers observing the new partial closure of Wheeler, while a PPB officer talked with Paramount Apartments owner Betsy Reese. In addition to the … Read more

Police enforcement at Ladd Circle, N Flint ruffles feathers once again

The scene at Flint/Broadway last week.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Once again, two of the city’s most infamous stop sign locations are being targeted by the Portland Police Bureau (PPB). This morning, and two other days this week, multiple motorcycle cops have stationed themselves at the intersections of N. Flint and Broadway and SE Ladd Ave … Read more

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A business owner shares concerns about N. Wheeler Avenue closure plans

Despite a growing sense of urgency from the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), and calls from stakeholders, the public, this site and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance to close it immediately, North Wheeler Avenue is still open. Delaying action is a growing opposition from nearby businesses, who worry about impacts of the closure and who feel … Read more

While PBOT placates business owners, another person gets right-hooked at Broadway/Wheeler – UPDATED

Mayor and Transportation Commissioner Sam Adams says safety is his #1 transportation priority.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) This morning another person was taken to the hospital after suffering injuries in a right hook collision at N Broadway and Wheeler. Last week I sat in a meeting at the Portland Building and listened to an impassioned PBOT … Read more

To prevent right-hooks, PBOT will take bold step and close Wheeler Ave

PBOT’s Greg Raisman shares plans for Broadway/Wheeler.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has announced plans to close auto access on N Wheeler Avenue where it intersects with Broadway. The surprise announcement — nothing short of a bold attempt to prevent right-hook collisions — was made at a special meeting of neighborhood … Read more