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.
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!
PedPDX: Portland’s Citywide Pedestrian Plan City Council Hearing
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
2PM Time Certain
City Hall – 1221 SW Fourth Avenue
Would you like to tell City Council your perspective about PedPDX? To testify, sign up on a testimony sheet as you enter Council Chambers on the day of the meeting. Individuals have 3 minutes to testify, unless otherwise stated at the meeting.
Written testimony may be emailed or mailed to the Council Clerk prior to the meeting.
Couldn’t make it to our April 18th, 2019 meeting on Alternate Walkways with Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)? Here is partial video of the meeting to discuss types of alternative walkways, especially along Safe Routes to School, in Brentwood-Darlington! Hosted by the Land Use and Transportation committee of Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) with special guests from Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).
(We are aware the video quality is pretty bad, but felt the audio was important. We’re working on better technology to connect our community to advocacy opportunities. Are you great with video and want to volunteer with BDNA? Contact us at email@example.com!)
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.
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