He has been one of the most prominent backers of safety improvements to Foster Road, and also of a citywide street fund.
With unanimous support of the (already-funded) $5.25 million Foster Streetscape Plan, city council set into motion major changes to one of Portland’s most dangerous urban arterials.
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
A fleet of major projects to improve downtown Portland, East Portland, SE Foster Road, SW Barbur Boulevard and Southwest Portland’s neighborhoods will be competing for dollars and attention with freight-related projects at an open house next week.
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?
KATU jokes in their headline, but this is no laughing matter. The carnage on Portland’s streets show no signs of letting up. In the past 24 hours alone, three people failing to control their cars has led to serious injuries and significant property damage. At about 8:15 pm last night, the Portland Police reported that … Read more
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