Downtown I-405 Pedestrian Safety and Operational Improvements Project

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

Avatar by on May 7th, 2020 at 3:05 pm

Detail of PBOT plans for I-405 crossing changes.

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New Flanders Bridge or not, crossing I-405 is about to get easier

Avatar by on April 15th, 2016 at 2:16 pm

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NW Couch where it crosses I-405. Riding through here you must keep your head on a swivel and scoot quickly across three intersections (two of which have no traffic signal).
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Part of NW Portland Week.

Eight years ago, when former Mayor Sam Adams made his case to re-use the old Sauvie Island Bridge as a new crossing of I-405 at NW Flanders Street, one of his chief arguments was safety. Adams and Portland Bureau of Transportation staff convinced Portlanders that the nearby crossings at Burnside, Couch, Everett and Glisan, were inherently unsafe for bikers and walkers.
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