Alternate Walkways in Brentwood-Darlington

Why: Our neighborhood needs safe places to walk and many of our streets lack sidewalks. The Portland Bureau of Transportation is proposing several new types of Alternative Walkways as an affordable way to create safe places to walk. Sidewalks can be so expensive that the City can’t afford to install them, leaving us with mud or gravel and no safe place to walk.
 
What: Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are hosting a conversation about building new Alternative Walkways in our area. You are invited to join us, learn more, and provide your input on which types of walkways would work best from your perspective.
 
When: April 18th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
 
Where: Brentwood Darlington Community Center, 7211 SE 62nd Ave. Portland, OR 97206
 
Who: You, your neighbors, and friends.  Everyone is welcome!

Brought to you by the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association Land Use and Transportation Committee

PedPDX Plan Still Available for Review!

Did you miss our PedPDX View + Review Party with Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)?  Don’t despair!  There are still more events (see map below) and ways to participate!

PedPDX is Portland’s Citywide Pedestrian Plan. It establishes a Priority Pedestrian Network based on equity (race and income), safety (crash and crash risk factors), and demand (neighborhood centers and corridors). It also proposes new strategies and policies to advantage Portland pedestrians. This work is the result of public collaboration since early 2017. PedPDX could turn the tide on leveraging resources for significant pedestrian safety and access where it’s needed the most. PBOT is gathering additional public feedback to enhance this work before bringing it to City Council in June.

Join PBOT to watch short videos about PedPDX to learn the context and content of the plan, enjoy some delicious local food, and contribute survey responses to leverage your voice, needs and opinions. All attendees will receive a FREE PedPDX flashlight carabiner!  

Learn more, find your nearest event, or comment online at: PedPDX.com

Free language interpretation available by request. Contact Francesca at PedPDX@portlandoregon.gov or 503.823.5282

可根据要求提供免费语言翻译。请通过PedPDX@portlandoregon.gov或503.823.5282联系Francesca

Interpretación de idioma libre disponible a petición. Póngase en contacto con Francesca en PedPDX@portlandoregon.gov o llame al 503.823.5282

Бесплатный перевод на язык доступен по запросу. Свяжитесь с Франческой по адресу PedPDX@portlandoregon.gov или 503.823.5282.

PedPDX View + Review Party

PedPDX View + Review Party

Tuesday, March 12 6-7:30PM
Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave)
RSVP on Facebook here!

Complementary childcare provided at this event!

PedPDX is Portland’s Citywide Pedestrian Plan. It establishes a Priority Pedestrian Network based on equity (race and income), safety (crash and crash risk factors), and demand (neighborhood centers and corridors). It also proposes new strategies and policies to advantage Portland pedestrians. This work is the result of public collaboration since early 2017. PedPDX could turn the tide on leveraging resources for significant pedestrian safety and access where it’s needed the most. PBOT is gathering additional public feedback to enhance this work before bringing it to City Council in June.

Join us to watch short videos about PedPDX to learn the context and content of the plan, enjoy some delicious local food, and contribute survey responses to leverage your voice, needs and opinions. All attendees will receive a FREE PedPDX flashlight carabiner!

Learn more: PedPDX.com

Free language interpretation available by request. Contact Francesca at PedPDX@portlandoregon.gov or 503.823.5282

可根据要求提供免费语言翻译。请通过PedPDX@portlandoregon.gov或503.823.5282联系Francesca

Interpretación de idioma libre disponible a petición. Póngase en contacto con Francesca en PedPDX@portlandoregon.gov o llame al 503.823.5282

Бесплатный перевод на язык доступен по запросу. Свяжитесь с Франческой по адресу PedPDX@portlandoregon.gov или 503.823.5282.

City Council Votes to Accept Sidewalk Funds

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, board members Chelsea Powers and Stephenie Frederick testified at City Council on behalf of accepting the intergovernmental agreement for the Safe Routes to School sidewalk infill grant. The motion passed with full support of the commissioners! Our thanks to the hard working folks at Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for keeping this project moving through the lengthy process. Look for your neighborhood representatives after the 4:12:00 mark in the official City Council video linked below. To view the presentation given by PBOT in detail, click here.

Testify for Our Sidewalks on February 6!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Testify in person at the February 6th Portland City Council meeting or send your written letters of testimony to the Council Clerk: Karla Moore-Love, 1221 SW 4th, Room 130, Portland, OR 97204

In 2016, neighbors and board members, some with small children in tow, testified before Metro.  This key piece of advocacy secured over $5M for sidewalk infill and more in Brentwood-Darlington, thanks to a Regional Flexible Funds grant.  Now, the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) for accepting that grant goes to City Council on the morning of Wednesday, February 6th. With the completion of the IGA, the funding finally starts flowing and Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can start design engineering! Please show your support of the City accepting this grant money and let them know how ready we are for our new sidewalks!

New Speed Limits on SE 72nd and SE 45th/46th

Portland Bureau of Transportation has updated speed limits on the following streets in Brentwood-Darlington:

  • SE 72nd Avenue: The new speed limit is 25 mph from SE Harold Street to SE Clatsop Street
  • SE 45th/46th Avenue: The new speed limit is 25 mph from SE Harney Drive to SE Martins Street

The reduced speed limit supports the City of Portland’s Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2025. 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.

82nd Ave Study Information from January 2019 Meeting

If you missed the presentation on the 82nd Ave Study at our January 2019 meeting, then you’re in luck!  The good folks at Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and Portland Bureau of Transportation have made the slide show, handouts, and maps available for download!  Click the links to below to view the information:

 

Portland Gravel Street Service in Brentwood-Darlington

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The Portland Gravel Street Service is PBOT’s new street improvement service for Portland’s gravel streets. Through this free service, PBOT crews are filling potholes and ruts and smoothing out gravel streets across the city.

On Monday, January 7th, please join Chloe Eudaly Portland City Commissioner and PBOT’s Interim Director Chris Warner at 10 AM at SE Harney and 62nd. They will be highlighting the progress PBOT crews have made with this new service and celebrate the start of work in the Brentwood-Darlington area.

Learn more at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/76912

RSVP to this event on Facebook here.

January 2019 Public Board Meeting Agenda

Join us for our monthly meeting, January 3rd, 7:00-9:00PM, Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206)!

Special Guest:
Marty Stockton

Topic:
82nd Avenue Project

Venga a nuestra renunión mensual, 3 de Enero a las 7-9 de la tarde, El Centro de la Comunidad de Brentwood-Darlington (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206)!

Invitado Especial:
Marty Stockton

Tema:
Proyecto de la avenida 82

82nd Avenue Study: Understanding Barriers to Development

Learn more at our January 3rd, 2019 Public Board Meeting!

The 82nd Avenue Study: Understanding Barriers to Development, referred to as the “82nd Avenue Study,” focuses on understanding the challenges of and exploring opportunities for new development in the corridor as we consider potential transportation improvements. The 82nd Avenue Study describes the development potential of properties along 82nd Avenue and identifies barriers that can be addressed in the near-term — with an eye towards long-term solutions.

PROJECT GOALS

The goals of this study are:

  • Update our understanding of 82nd Avenue as a “Civic Corridor.”
  • Identify the most strategic locations for public action or investment support for businesses and property development on 82nd Avenue.
  • Generate policy recommendations to address physical and social needs in the corridor; address barriers to development while managing equity and social issues.

The 82nd Avenue Study is not intended to be comprehensive planning effort for the corridor. Rather, it will complement the many other projects also happening in the corridor and build on collaborative efforts. Following this study, City Council could direct staff to generate a more robust future “82nd Avenue Plan,” in partnership with community stakeholders.

The 82nd Avenue Study recommends near-term actions and future planning and investment efforts:

Near-term actions

BPS

  • Rezone EG2 properties to EG1 on the southern end of the corridor to address barriers to development and for more efficient urban development of employment land along the corridor. Review split-zoned properties and propose necessary adjustments to remove any barriers to development. At the same time conduct an economic, equity and impact analysis specific to commercial displacement.

PBOT

  • Propose changes to the City’s right-of-way dedication requirements for new development along 82nd Avenue by making the private property dedication for the public ROW the same as the current 90-foot (measured 45-feet from centerline) Special Setback in the Zoning Code.
  • City of Portland to carry out already funded transportation projects and continue to develop additional opportunities for safety and connectivity improvements in and around the corridor. The already funded transportation projects include:
      • 82nd Ave Crossing Improvements Fixing our Streets project (2019-2020)
      • Division Multi-Modal Safety Project (2019-2020)
      • 70s Neighborhood Greenway Project (2020-21)
      • Halsey Safety Access to Transit Projects (2020-21)
      • Jade and Montavilla Connected Centers Project (2020-21)
      • Brentwood-Darlington Safe Routes to School (2020-21)
  • City and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will develop a broad and successful partnership to secure funding to repair 82nd Ave and improve safety. This will support the future jurisdictional transfer of 82nd Avenue within the City of Portland limits and future planned improvements.
  • City intends to seek increased design and engineering flexibility for improvements made under ODOT ownership.