As some of you may know, Safe Routes to School has submitted a $1.4 million dollar grant application to the Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) Transportation Enhancement (TE) program to improve pedestrian and bicycle access and safety to Gilbert Park Elementary, Gilbert Heights Elementary and Alice Ott Middle School. These three East Portland schools serve 2,000 students but are situated in an incomplete grid of streets with significant gaps in curb, sidewalk, and bicycle infrastructure. This project will provide much needed sidewalk infill, traffic calming, storm water management and bicycle marking improvements on SE Holgate and SE Ramona from 122nd Avenue to 136th Avenue (see map below, the project area is indicated in red).
Our application has reached the public comment phase and we need your support. At this time, we’d appreciate you and your friends filling out this very brief online survey. The more supportive public comments we get, the better the chances this grant will be funded.
There are lots of proposed projects, our is #91 Portland Bureau of Transportation: Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood: Ped Access to Schools.
Here’s a direct link to the survey: http://pdx.be/PBOT-TE
It's quick and you need only comment on our project if you wish. Deadline is January 28th, 2011. Please do it today!
Do let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for your continued support!
PS - The list of all the applications statewide is available at http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/LGS/index.shtml.