Lombard Multimodal Safety Project

A bereaved mom asked ODOT why a safety project stopped short of deadly intersection. Here’s their response

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 30th, 2021 at 10:03 am

ODOT will spend $18 million on Lombard, but the project stops just west of the dangerous Interstate Avenue intersection.

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Construction begins on project that will add buffered bike lanes to North Lombard

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 15th, 2021 at 10:43 am

By summer 2022 this will be the new look of Lombard through Kenton and Arbor Lodge.
(Graphic: ODOT)

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North Lombard bike lane project online open house now available

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 3rd, 2020 at 5:11 pm

Most people (including my son and I) opt for the sidewalk on this stretch of Lombard because there’s no bike lane.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

It’s time to share feedback on a project that aims to make North Lombard safer through the Kenton neighborhood.

As we’ve reported, the Oregon Department of Transportation has already heard plenty of feedback on their Lombard Multimodal Safety Project from businesses and freight interests.

Now it’s time for you to take a closer look at what’s proposed, and tell ODOT what you think about it. [Read more…]

Kenton Business Association supports parking removal, bike lanes on Lombard

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 23rd, 2020 at 12:48 pm

The project will result in no parking on North Lombard between Fiske and Boston.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Last week I got one of those emails I dread: Proposed bike lanes could be in jeopardy because a business group is making a fuss about parking removal. Making matters worse was that the project in question was Oregon Department of Transportation’s Lombard Safety Project, which we know is giving major heartburn to the City of Portland Freight Committee.

To learn more I tracked down a letter (PDF) dated November 7th to ODOT from the Kenton Business Association. The letter confirmed my fears. “On behalf of the Kenton Business Association (KBA) and the more than 200 businesses we represent,” it read, “we urge you to reconsider elements of the Lombard Multimodal Safety Project… We believe the current design of this project presents a serious safety risk to cyclists, puts an undue burden on our vital small businesses, and will have a profoundly negative impact on our neighbors on this stretch of N Lombard.”

Oh no. Here we go again, I thought.[Read more…]

ODOT defends North Lombard safety project against freight committee concerns

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 19th, 2019 at 9:23 am

(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

“You’ve got a major freight street here, and again, major freight streets are being turned into multimodal parkways. I don’t understand that.”
— Portland Freight Committee member

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Lombard bike lane project now includes key signal upgrade at Delaware

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 26th, 2019 at 1:34 pm

Current conditions at Lombard and North Curtis.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

A project on North Lombard Street that aims to reduce driving access and the injuries and crashes that come with it, will now include upgrades to a key intersection.
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ODOT project would add bike lanes on key stretch of N Lombard

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 4th, 2019 at 2:07 pm

The Oregon Department of Transportation is seeking feedback on a project that will add bike lanes to North Lombard between Newman and Wilbur avenues.[Read more…]