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From Portland Bureau of Transportation:
BPS and PBOT launch latest planning effort: Lower Southeast Rising Area Plan
City bureaus to address the historic lack of infrastructure investment in this area of Southeast and East Portland; seek community input to guide healthy community development.
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) and Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) are collaborating with community members to assess land use and transportation issues for Brentwood-Darlington and portions of the Lents, Ardenwald-Johnson Creek, Mt Scott-Arleta, and Woodstock neighborhoods. This new planning effort is called the Lower Southeast Rising Area Plan.
The bureaus recognize the historic lack of infrastructure investment in this area of East Portland. So they are seeking community input to guide healthy community development for the area, which has many unimproved roads, sidewalk gaps, limited street networks, poor transit service, and few neighborhood commercial amenities.
Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has restricted access to the neighborhood greenway system to local traffic only. The points on this map show where the signage is located. Neighborhood greenways are slow, calm residential streets that prioritize people walking and bicycling. The restrictions will allow people to travel safely and give space to others.
All essential vehicle trips are allowed. People who live, work, and need access to homes and businesses are allowed to drive on the street.
This week the Portland Bureau of Transportation will be updating the speed limit on two segments of SE Flavel Street. The new speed limit will be 25 mph from 52nd to 92nd avenues and from 112th Avenue to Deardorff Road.
The reduced speed limits support the City of Portland’s Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries. Speed is a factor in nearly half of deadly crashes that occur in Portland. Lower speeds result in fewer crashes. When crashes occur, lower speeds make it more likely that people will survive (see image below). You can learn more about the City of Portland’s Vision Zero work at http://visionzeroportland.com.
Sunday, February 2, 2020, 2:00-4:00pm; Woodstock Library, 6008 SE 49th Avenue Portland, OR 97206
Join the Woodstock Library to celebrate the Lunar New Year, an important holiday in many Asian cultures, celebrating life, good health and prosperity. There will be cultural performances, educational activities and light refreshments. Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will be in attendance providing swag and informational materials!
Today the Portland Bureau of Transportation is updating the speed limit on a portion of SE Duke Street. The new speed limit is 25 mph from SE 52nd to 82nd avenues.
The reduced speed limit supports the City of Portland’s Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries. Speed is a factor in nearly half of deadly crashes that occur in Portland. Lower speeds result in fewer crashes. When crashes occur, lower speeds make it more likely that people will survive (see image below). You can learn more about the City of Portland’s Vision Zero work at http://visionzeroportland.com.
If you have questions or concerns about the new speed limit, please email Matt Kelly or call him at 503-823-5831.
Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) installed “left turn calming” in our neighborhood at SE Flavel Street & 52nd Avenue. This is a new tool that PBOT is piloting to improve safety on our streets for people walking, biking, and driving!
Update on the SE 45th Avenue Repaving and Restriping project from Scott Cohen at Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT):
Repaving is scheduled to begin on September 13th, 2019. The project is scheduled for 14 days of work, however some additional signage and striping work may continue after the paving. The work and schedule are weather dependent.
This signature collection form is now closed. We hope to hear the results of the TGM grant application in Fall 2019.
Most of Brentwood-Darlington and parts of Mt. Scott-Arleta lack sidewalks, local commercial amenities, and adequate transit and street safety. The City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is applying for a large state grant to engage the residents of our two neighborhoods in planning for improved transportation, housing, and economic opportunities. We invite you to support this application by providing your name and address. Add your email address if you’d like to receive our newsletter. Thank you!