southwest portland

Step by step, streets in Hillsdale have become safer

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on February 23rd, 2021 at 3:47 pm

Looking west on Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy early the Sunday morning after Christmas–no cars! The new bicycle and pedestrian lanes, with raised curb protection, are part of the B-H Hwy safety demonstration project. Speed safety cameras in distance. (Photo: Lisa Caballero/Bike Portland)

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More than a dream: What I learned on a tour of the Red Electric Trail

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on February 5th, 2021 at 10:19 am

Don Baack with SW Trails has worked on the Red Electric Trail project for 20 years. Here he points to the location of PBOT’s new Red Electric bridge in Hillsdale.
(Photo: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland)

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After years of delay, Portland will build Red Electric Trail bridge

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 12th, 2021 at 1:55 pm

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Guest article: 40-miles to Gateway Green with one battery and a 5-year-old

Avatar by on December 2nd, 2020 at 9:43 am

Gateway Green or bust.
(Photos: Shawne Martinez)

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West Portland Town Center plan looks to major changes at ‘Crossroads’

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on November 30th, 2020 at 2:49 pm

Concept of the Crossroads in the future.
(Source: Portland BPS West Portland Town Center Open House)

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Southwest Portland needs more 20 mph streets

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on November 19th, 2020 at 9:49 am

Kids walking in the bike lane on SW Vista Avenue, a residential collector street with a 25 mph speed limit.
(Photo: Ryan Fedie)

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Key bike route into Southwest Hills poised for makeover

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on November 2nd, 2020 at 4:53 pm

New sharrow and wayfinding signage installed over the weekend at SW Talbot Rd and Fairmount Blvd.
(Photo: Lisa Caballero)

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SW Portland’s top priority, $26 million project clears final hurdle

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 22nd, 2020 at 9:58 am

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PBOT opts for new signal, crosswalks at notorious Multnomah/Garden Home intersection

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 8th, 2019 at 9:48 am

Future design of SW Multnomah at Garden Home. View is looking northeast. (Graphic: PBOT)

A notoriously high-stress intersection in southwest Portland with a dubious crash history will get a $2.1 million update that will include new traffic signals, crosswalks, bike lanes and medians.
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How one Portlander made the route to his daughter’s school safer

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 31st, 2019 at 11:02 am

Car stopped at no parking sign in front of Bridlemile Elementary School in southwest Portland.
(Photos: David Stein)

Publisher’s note: This post is by southwest Portland resident David Stein. He shares the story behind a local project he worked on as part of the much-heralded PSU Traffic & Transportation Class. It’s a great example of how to identify and tackle a nagging street safety problem and we hope it’s an inspiration to some of you. Stein is also a member of the PBOT Bicycle Advisory Committee.

As a student project in the Portland State University Traffic and Transportation course, I decided to try improving a safe route to Bridlemile Elementary in southwest. In the class we’re told, “You have a PhD in your neighborhood,” and the leaders encourage us to make Portland a better place through a class project.
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