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June 11, 2014 Update: Portland City Council today unanimously approved the Foster Transportation and Streetscape Plan. The plan is available here to download. Design and construction is scheduled for 2016-2017.
The Foster Road Transportation and Streetscape Plan prioritizes safety and streetscape elements to transform the Foster Road corridor and its surrounding neighborhoods into centers of vibrant and unique neighborhoods, resulting in an array of benefits for residents and businesses.
The project extends from SE 50th Avenue to the western edge of the Lents Town Center at SE 90th Avenue. Recommended changes to the street and urban design are meant to transform Foster Road from a largely high speed, auto-oriented corridor into a series of interconnected pedestrian-oriented places that are accessible by all transportation modes and support a vibrant mix of businesses and residences.
The Foster Road Corridor contains five district nodes: Gateway District, Western Core, Heart of Foster, Green Link, and Crossroads District.
Streetscape: Make the street a safe, pleasant, attractive and comfortable place to live, shop and linger.
Access: Provide balanced access to and from Foster Road to adjacent businesses and residential neighborhoods for all modes.
Pedestrian Travel: Create a safe walking environment for pedestrians on Foster Road with enhanced safer crossings and shorter crossing distances.
Motor Vehicles: Create a safe corridor for motor vehicle travel with smooth, consistent traffic movement. Provide adequate on-street parking, access opportunities, and encourage the shared use of off-street parking.
Transit: Improve quality of service on Foster Road, maintaining and improving access for local and regional trips, including future high capacity transit service.
Bicycle Travel: Create a safe, attractive and comfortable cycling environment on Foster Road for both local and non-local trips, and provide safe crossings and adequate bicycle parking.
Green Infrastructure: Provide opportunities for additional street canopy and stormwater management features on Foster Road.
Equity: Strive for an equitable distribution of the benefits and burdens of change among the area's diverse communities.
Foster Road Transportation and Streetscape Project elements include: New roadway configuration, streetscape improvements, pedestrian crossing improvements, and traffic signal efficiency and safety.
A detailed, corridor length plan view including new street trees, traffic flow & control, street features (i.e. curb extensions, islands, sidewalks), lighting and bus stops.
Unanimously approved by the Portland City Council in June 2014
A two-page outline detailing plan outcomes, community support, plan recommendations and traffic impacts.
A preliminary assessment, published in November 2012, on existing conditions and opportunities for Foster Road
Original study of Foster Road, conducted in 2003.