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Burnside + Couch Project

Burnside + Couch Project


West Burnside + Couch Planning

On April 11, 2007, City Council adopted the West Burnside/Couch Alternatives Analysis Report and directed the Portland Office of Transportation (PDOT) to proceed with the West Burnside/Couch Project preliminary engineering (PE) up to 35%.

City Council further directed that a new streetcar line be included in the project. Upon completion of 35% PE, City Council will review the project's design, cost estimate, and funding strategy, and decide whether to advance the project to final engineering.

For questions or comments, please contact Ross Swanson at 503-823-6829


Burnside Street History

Burnside Street History

City Council Presentation

Commissioner Sam Adams and Portland Office of Transportation, April 11, 2007

Pre-Planning Phase Summary Report - Burnside Transportation and Urban Design Plan

City of Portland Office of Transportation, October 2000

Burnside and Couch Transportation and Urban Design Plan Phase II - Catalyst Development Study

Portland Development Commission and Portland Office of Transportation, June 2005

Inventory Report - Burnside Transportation & Urban Design Plan

City of Portland Office of Transportation, February 2002

Analysis & Alternatives - Burnside Transportation & Urban Design Plan

City of Portland Office of Transportation, November 2002

Burnside Transportation & Urban Design Plan

City of Portland Office of Transportation and Portland Development Commission, December 2002

West Burnside/Couch Alternatives Analysis Report - Executive Summary & Supporting Documentation

Portland Office of Transportation and Portland Development Commissioner, December 1, 2006

Burnside/Couch Transportation and Urban Design Plan - Technical Refinements

Portland Office of Transportation and Portland Development Commission, August 2005