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News Release: Sunday Parkways begins season in East Portland on Mother's Day; kicks off Active Transportation Week

The City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente begins the season with a traffic-free route in East Portland for bicycling, strolling and playing in the streets this Sunday, Mother’s Day, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Diane Dulken 503-823-5552

diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Twitter @PBOTinfo

NEWS RELEASE

Sunday Parkways season begins on Mother’s Day in East Portland;

City Council proclaims May 10-16 Active Transportation Week

(May 6, 2015) – The City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente begins the season with a traffic-free route in East Portland for bicycling, strolling and playing in the streets this Sunday, Mother’s Day, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This family-friendly free event also is the kick off to Active Transportation Week, which the Portland City Council has designated to be celebrated from May 10 to 16. The council proclamation, introduced by Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick, recognizes Portland as a platinum-rated bicycle-friendly city and the role bicycling plays in the city’s and people’s health. Active Transportation Week encourages all Portlanders regardless of age, income, ability or location to enjoy a healthy active lifestyle by walking, strolling, bicycling and otherwise using human power to travel and play.

“Sunday Parkways offers a wonderful start to Active Transportation Week and is one of my favorite ways for our family to celebrate Mother’s Day,” said PBOT Director Leah Treat. “My husband and our kids love getting out to play in the streets while seeing so many Portlanders smiling and active. I also appreciate how Sunday Parkways introduces people to neighborhood greenways, streets that are designed be used every day for safe, active and healthy transportation.”

The East Portland Sunday Parkways route runs along some of the City’s newest neighborhood greenways, residential streets with low speed limits that are marked with bicycle symbols on the pavement.

The event’s detailed Sunday Parkways route map shows the route as well as bus and light rail options to help area residents get to Sunday Parkways via bike and transit.

Sunday Parkways is a series of five free community events opening the city's largest public space – its streets – for people to walk, bike, roll and discover active transportation. The event series, held in a different neighborhood once a month from May to September, is hugely popular; total attendance topped 108,000 last year.

The Sunday Parkways route also will connect some of the beautiful natural areas that are located in East Portland, such as Foster Floodplain Natural Area as well as Lents, Ed Benedict, Glenwood and Bloomington Parks plus Gilbert Heights Elementary School.

Each park includes ways for everyone to get moving during Active Transportation Week, offering activities such as Hula hooping, Zumba classes and a children’s circus. The parks also include good food and music, and a chance to connect with community businesses and organizations. For maps and more information, visit www.PortlandSundayParkways.org or call 503-823-7599. Follow us on Facebook at PortlandSundayParkways and on Twitter @SundayParkways.

In addition to Sunday Parkways, and Active Transportation Week, May is National Bike Month,. For additional Bike Month activities see www.pdxbikemonth.com .

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility.www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

NW Cornelius Pass Road closed between US30 & Skyline after car crash

NW Cornelius Pass Road is closed to through traffic between Highway 30 and NW Skyline Blvd. after a car left the road and went over an embankment this morning near Milepost 3. Emergency responders are on the scene and no information is available about injuries. There is no estimated time when the road will reopen.

This news release is available online.

Car crash closes NW Cornelius Pass Road from US30 to NW Skyline

NW Cornelius Pass Road is closed to through traffic between Highway 30 and NW Skyline Blvd. after a car left the road and went over an embankment this morning near Milepost 3. Emergency responders are on the scene and no information is available about injuries. There is no estimated time when the road will reopen.

While the road is closed, through traffic should use alternate routes, including:

  • For cars and small trucks: NW Newberry Road, NW Cornell Road
  • For large trucks: Highway 26
  • For trucks with hazardous loads: I-5 south to Highway 217 to Highway 26

Mike Pullen | Multnomah County Communications Office | 503-209-4111 | newsroom | twitter | facebook

Traffic Advisory: Spring paving to close lanes on N Channel Avenue from May 11-19

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on N Channel Avenue from Dolphin St to Anchor Street from Monday, May 11 to Tuesday May 19 from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: SPRING PAVING TO CLOSE LANES ON N CHANNEL AVENUE FROM MAY 11-19

News Release from Portland Bureau of Transportation
Posted on FlashAlert: May 6th, 2015 1:42 PM

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on N Channel Avenue from Dolphin St to Anchor Street from Monday, May 11 to Tuesday May 19 from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

The lane closures will allow crews to prepare the road surface and pave 1.76 lane miles.

Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City's transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

Contact Info:
Diane Dulken 503-577-8236
Dylan Rivera 503-577-7534

SE 20th and Haig Sewer Construction Update: May 5, 2015

Environmental Services has started construction on a project to replace aging sewer pipes on SE 20th Avenue from SE Lafayette to Haig streets, and on SE Haig Street from SE 20th to 18th avenues. The pipes are over 100 years old and in poor condition. The project will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

SE 20th and Haig Sewer Construction Update: May 5, 2015

Environmental Services has started construction on a project to replace aging sewer pipes on SE 20th Avenue from SE Lafayette to Haig streets, and on SE Haig Street from SE 20th to 18th avenues. The pipes are over 100 years old and in poor condition. The project will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/Haig.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

  • Main sewer pipe construction on SE 20th Avenue between SE Lafayette and Haig streets is complete.
  • Crews will now focus on building new public sewer laterals from the mainline to existing private lines of homes and businesses.
  • Once all pipe work is complete on SE 20th Avenue, trenches will be patched with temporary asphalt, and the work zone will move onto SE Haig Street. Final trench paving will be scheduled at a later date.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Construction hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor may choose to work the same hours on Saturdays.
  • Sewer construction by nature is loud, vibration is often felt in homes, work zones can become dusty, and normal neighborhood activity is disrupted.
  • On-street parking will be restricted within work zones to create a safe work area and accommodate equipment and materials.
  • Some equipment and materials will be stored on your street or nearby streets overnight.
  • Flaggers will direct traffic past the work zone. The contractor will maintain local access to all properties but construction may impact normal use of your driveway or entrance to your business.
  • You should expect traffic delays in and near the work area. Please observe traffic control signs and follow the directions of flaggers.
  • A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with an immediate need during construction.
  • Your sewer service and other utilities should not be interrupted during construction.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/Haig for project information. To receive schedule and construction progress updates, send an email to Matt Gough with “Haig” in the subject line.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries.

As always, we’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption of your residence or commercial business, and open and honest communication with you throughout the project.

Sincerely,

Matt

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Matt Gough

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000

Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-5352 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6622

Email: Matthew.Gough@portlandoregon.gov

Working for clean rivers

Over one-third of Portland’s 2,500 miles of sewer pipes are more than 80 years old. Projects to replace or repair aging sewers are important for protecting water quality, public health and the environment. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

Review and Give Input to City's DRAFT Real Property Disposition Policy

Complete a survey or give other input regarding City draft policy on real property disposition.

The City of Portland would like your input on proposed language for a new City policy that will establish consistent, city-government-wide guidelines for how City bureaus identify and dispose of real property that a City bureau no longer needs. The City of Portland owns a lot of property in neighborhoods across the city. Community members, in the past, have said they want to be sure that City considers community priorities when it decides what to do with excess real property.

The draft policy includes provisions for how bureaus will notify neighborhood associations and the community when they are considering selling or transferring City-owned real property to another public or private owner.

For background information, to review the DRAFT policy and give feedback via a simple survey please visit our Website at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/propertydisposition!