fixing our streets program

Guest Opinion: We need Measure 26-209 to fix our streets, especially in east Portland

Avatar by on April 28th, 2020 at 8:31 am

A woman crosses SE Stark and 122nd. Over half the projects to be built with Measure 26-209 funds are in east Portland.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Steph Routh is campaign manager of the Fix Our Streets campaign. [Read more…]

Portland’s 10-cent gas tax up for re-election in May: Here are the projects it would fund

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 29th, 2020 at 11:52 am

Detail of PBOT’s Fixing Our Streets 2020-2024 project map. (Full map below)

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PBOT will restripe North Denver Avenue in Kenton next week

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 30th, 2019 at 11:28 am

(Before and after)

It’s another paving project from the City of Portland that comes with changes to cycling facilities. And it’s another project where the bike lanes will be outdated from the moment the paint on the new striping is dry.[Read more…]

Marine Drive gets buffered bike lanes and new path into Kelley Point Park

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 28th, 2018 at 7:14 am

New path funded by a tax on heavy trucks.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

The 40-Mile Loop is now slightly larger thanks to a new path near the entrance to Kelley Point Park.[Read more…]

City releases $8 million list of Safe Routes to School projects

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 6th, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Projects in all 11 school clusters in Portland. See the interactive map here.

In what they’re calling a “major milestone,” and for the first time since the program began in 2006, the City of Portland has identified and published a list of Safe Routes to School projects that are funded and queued up for construction.
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Open house will be first chance to weigh in on major bikeway upgrades on SW Naito Parkway

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 4th, 2018 at 1:31 pm


From PBOT’s 30% plans.

A project that offers a major update to SW Naito Parkway will get it first official public viewing this coming Wednesday (1/10).
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Bike box, green lane and smooth pavement coming to SW Main

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 13th, 2017 at 7:43 am

Detail of SW Main paving project striping plan.
(Images: PBOT)

Last night at the Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting, the Portland Bureau of Transportation shared an update on their SW Main paving project.
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With $8 million up for grabs, Portland kicks off series of Safe Routes to School open houses tonight

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 28th, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Bike to School Day in NoPo-6

(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Have traffic safety concerns in your neighborhood that prevent you and your kids from biking to school? Listen up…

Thanks to the voter-approved, 10-cent increase in the local gas tax, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation expects to raise about $64 million over the next four years. The money will be spent on a wide range of projects between now and 2020. About $8 million of that total amount is set aside specifically for making it safer and easier for people to walk, bike, and roll to school. This is important because safety concerns are a major barrier to people when deciding how they’ll get their kids to school. The most recent City survey of people who live 1-2 miles away from their school found that 51 percent of respondents were concerned about traffic safety — more than any other limiting factor in their travel choice.

Now PBOT wants to hear your feedback to make sure this $8 million helps ameliorate those concerns.[Read more…]

Bumps and bus merge on SW Main will be smoothed out thanks to gas tax funds

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 14th, 2016 at 3:27 pm

This bumpy and stressful block of Main will be much-improved by next year.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

This bumpy and stressful block of Main will be much-improved by next year.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The City of Portland is scaling up the massive new Fixing Our Streets program. Thanks to the passage of a 10-cent per gallon gas tax, the bureau needs to prepare, develop, design, and construct over 50 transportation projects over the next four years.

One of those projects will pave SW Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. This is the section of Main at the western terminus of the Hawthorne Bridge — one of the most heavily used bike routes in the city. Unfortunately people riding bikes don’t get a very nice welcome into downtown. The dedicated path on the bridge gives way to a bike lane prior to crossing 1st Avenue. Then between 1st and 2nd the bike lane all but disappears into a cracked road surface full of bumps. There’s also the tricky merge with other road users, including TriMet bus operators that need to service a stop at the northeast corner of 2nd and Main.
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PBOT to break ground on first project funded by gas tax increase

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 16th, 2016 at 3:24 pm

Remember the gas tax increase Portlanders voted in favor of back in May? Now the first project is ready to happen and PBOT is (rather wisely) adding some pomp and circumstance to it.

Check the release below for an event in southeast Portland on Monday:
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