diverters

Citing pushback, PBOT says no to NE 9th diverter

Avatar by on November 15th, 2019 at 4:52 pm

Red arrow points to proposed median on NE 9th and Killingsworth that PBOT says they won’t build due to lack of support from neighborhood.

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Traffic diverters get painted and bring neighbors together in north Portland

Avatar by on September 5th, 2019 at 10:01 am

Neighbors in the Piedmont neighborhood recently painted these diverters.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

In too many city planning departments, diverters is a dirty word. As we’ve seen numerous times here in Portland, proposals to redirect which streets people are allowed to drive on is often met with vitriol.[Read more…]

New diverters aim to rescue Arbor Lodge residents from cut-through drivers

Avatar by on May 6th, 2019 at 1:01 pm

*New diverters on North Jessup and Willamette (right). Click to enlarge. (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

There was a mix of chaos and contentment in the neighborhoods around the bluffs of North Willamette Blvd this morning. Residents seemed thrilled that the City of Portland had finally done something significant to end the scourge of cut-through drivers; while many drivers were befuddled and beside themselves at their newfound inability to use small neighborhood streets as shortcuts on their way to work.
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New diverters on Ankeny and Lincoln part of plan to keep drivers off side streets

Avatar by on December 14th, 2018 at 10:46 am

New driving discouragers on SE Ankeny at 15th.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)


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First look: New median diverter island on North Greeley at Willamette

Avatar by on May 8th, 2018 at 2:48 pm

The new median spans well beyond the intersection.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus)

North Portland’s streets continue to evolve as a combination of neighborhood demands, City of Portland paving projects, and opportunistic activism are coming together to make significant changes to bikeways.
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Fate of traffic calming on Lincoln-Harrison hangs in balance at open house tonight

Avatar by on December 5th, 2017 at 11:03 am

This is what PBOT wants to install on both sides of SE Lincoln at 50th.

I’m sensing a disturbance in the Force. Various respected sources and a general feeling of uneasiness in my bones tells me that tonight’s open house for the City of Portland’s Lincoln-Harrison Neighborhood Greenway Enhancement project will be very consequential.

In other words, there’s auto traffic diversion on the table — specifically a duo of semi-diverters on Lincoln on both sides of 50th — and a lot of very loud and very angry people are opposed to them. Yes, there are lots of people who support the diverters at 50th, but from what I’ve heard the nos have it.

As we reported last month, the Mt Tabor Neighborhood Association voted 45-5 against the diverters at 50th. And that opposition has continued. Yesterday someone went door-to-door and passed out this flyer:
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Two new traffic diverters installed on Ankeny and Mississippi

Avatar by on July 18th, 2016 at 12:39 pm

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New traffic diverter on SE Ankeny at 15th.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

With two new traffic diverters installed in the past week, the City of Portland continues to fulfill its promise to defend the low-stress biking environment on neighborhood greenways.
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Traffic diverter on SE Ankeny & 15th is in progress

Avatar by on May 23rd, 2016 at 9:49 am

Ankeny pavement markings, looking southwest. Ted Timmons, CC-BY 3.0.

Ankeny pavement markings, looking southwest.

This dispatch from the street comes from contributor/subscriber Ted Timmons

There’s been a lot of coverage of the SE Ankeny bikeway improvements and the city posted their plans, but I rolled through there Friday and noticed it’s actually becoming a reality. The diverter is diagonal with two exceptions: the center section is in line with the bike path and one side of the diverter had to be placed differently to accommodate a manhole cover.

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PBOT wants your opinion on Clinton Street diverters and Vision Zero

Avatar by on May 12th, 2016 at 12:34 pm

What do you think? Make sure to let the city know.

What do you think? Make sure to let the city know.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation wants your input on two very important issues: the Clinton Street traffic diverters and Vision Zero. They’ve released an online survey for each of them and we’d like to officially encourage you to take a few minutes and fill them out.
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Five months after Clinton diverters, most people who bike say it’s much improved

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on May 5th, 2016 at 1:10 pm

inner diverter

A new diverter at SE 17th and Clinton, designed to reduce automotive through traffic on the major bike route. The other new diverter is at 32nd.
(Photos: M. Andersen/BikePortland)

It’s been almost two years since we started reporting on the call by some Portlanders for traffic diverters on Clinton Street, one year since Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick approved them, and five months since two were installed.

So as the city prepares for similar diverters on Ankeny and considers them someday on Northeast 7th, we wondered: How are things going? I spent 90 minutes on Clinton Wednesday during the evening rush hour to ask passers-by what they thought.

Here’s what people said…
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