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Oregonlive: Southeast Portland's Foster Road will lose auto lanes for bike, turn lanes as part of safety plan

June 12, 2014 | Hoping to make one of Portland's high-crash corridors safer, the City Council has unanimously approved a $5.25 million plan to remove two of Southeast Foster Road's four automobile through lanes.

In what amounts to one of the city's most aggressive road diets to improve traffic safety and livability, the streetscape refurb will add two bicycle lanes and a middle turning lane on Foster from Powell Boulevard to 90th Avenue.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation said the changes will make the 40-block stretch of busy road, which connects Interstate 205 to inner Southeast Portland, more of a "Main Street destination" than a highway. READ FULL ARTICLE