Will the new bike lanes coming to SE Foster Road connect all the way to 52nd? PBOT’s latest idea gets you tantalizingly close; but would route the bikeway north through neighborhood streets in order to preserve on-street auto parking.
Detail of PBOT plans for bike lanes on Foster Rd. It’s been almost two months since a committee of citizens approved PBOT’s plans to re-design SE Foster Road. If all goes according to plan, Foster will get a new bicycle-only travel lane between SE 56th and 90th and a host of other changes meant to … Read more
It was approved by the stakeholder advisory committee last month, but the plans to put bike lanes on SE Foster Road still aren’t final. Now it’s time to take the proposal out into the community for another open house. Here’s the event blurb from PBOT: The 5th Open House will take place on Thursday, December … Read more
Last night, PBOT asked this committee to endorse its plan for a road diet on SE Foster Rd.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) for the Foster Streetscape Plan voted overwhelmingly in favor of the Bureau of Transporation’s recommended redesign of Foster Road last night. There was only one committee member who voted … Read more
Detail of PBOT’s draft recommendation for SE Foster Road. Nearing the end of a one-year public process to update the Foster Road Transportation and Streetscape Plan, yesterday the Portland Bureau of Transportation released its official draft recommendation for how to re-design SE Foster Road from 52nd to 90th. Their plan, which will be put in … Read more
Screenshot of new interactive visualization of SE Foster Road by Spencer Boomhower. Portland resident, citizen activist, and animation expert Spencer Boomhower is at it again. You might remember Spencer’s fantastic animation work that deftly explained the “Idaho Stop” law, or his video for PBOT explaining cycle tracks and buffered bike lanes. Spencer also aided the … Read more
Should Portland keep Foster Road near SE 92nd Avenue at its current four auto lanes, or cut it to three in order to add bike lanes and wider sidewalks?
Detail of a new concept for SE Foster Road. The City of Portland is currently trying to decide how to re-design the failing SE Foster Road. As it exists today, the street is a classic auto-centric thoroughfare with the crash rates and unwelcoming atmosphere to match. Late last year there were dreams of making a … Read more
A PBOT project to improve safety for bicycling on Broadway between N. Wheeler and Ross is in the running for state funding.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Oregon Department of Transportation has released an updated list of projects to be funded and constructed through their 2015-18 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). For ODOT Region 1 (which … Read more
Detail of a newly proposed cross section. Please welcome our new contributing writer, Tyler Pell. This is his first report. The fourth Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting for the Foster Streetscape Plan was held last week, with new proposals presented to the SAC as well as a redevelopment project known as the “Green Link.” The “Foster … Read more