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Safe Routes Spring Kick-Off Brings Walking, Biking Fun to North Portland

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Event helps Portland families get more activity into their daily routine

community ride at the Spring Kick-Off

 

family at 2013 Spring Kick-Off
A family from Cesar Chavez enjoys the bike rodeo and their swanky new helmets.

Even with the looming rain clouds, families from across Portland came out to Cesar Chavez School to celebrate walking and biking to school this past weekend. Families enjoyed an array of activities, including a bike skills rodeo, trainings on how to fix a flat tire and how to lead a walking school bus, great food and much more. In addition, the Spring Kick-off offered free basic bike repair which resulted in 18 bikes rolling away with smiling cyclists ready to ride to school!

Safe Routes to School staff were excited to welcome all families and especially thankful to Cesar Chavez staff and volunteers that helped with the Safe Routes Spring Kick-off.

For more information on other upcoming Safe Routes to School events and programs, please visit the website.

 

Crosswalk enforcement starts Fri. at 7:30 a.m. on NE M.L.K. Blvd.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau sent a notice to the general public today that a crosswalk enforcement action is scheduled for Friday, April 19, to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and traffic law.

The enforcement action will be during the morning commute, from 7:30 to 9 a.m., at the marked crossing of NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at NE Jarrett Street.

A crosswalk enforcement action includes a pedestrian decoy positioned at marked or unmarked crosswalks. Drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk and pedestrians who jaywalk may be issued a warning or citation by the Portland Police Bureau.

Crosswalk enforcement actions are an effective way to communicate pedestrian right of way laws to both drivers and pedestrians. The transportation and police bureaus do enforcement actions in response to community requests and to educate the general public on the rules at marked and unmarked crossings. They are conducted approximately once a month.

Learn more about PBOT’s safety work at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Street improvements on NE Glisan St. close NE 24th Ave. beginning April 29

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Street improvements on NE Glisan Street close NE 24th Avenue beginning April 29 

(PORTLAND, Ore.) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements on NE Glisan Street will require a road closure on NE 24th Avenue between NE Glisan Street and NE Sandy Boulevard beginning 7 a.m. on Monday, April 29, through 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10, all hours and all days. The public is advised to expect delays on NE Glisan Street between NE 22nd Avenue and NE 26th Avenue while repairs are made.  The public is also advised to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible. 

This closure is necessary to remove and replace both the base and the surface layers of sections of NE Glisan Street to stabilize the foundation of the road and prevent potholes and other surface distress. 

A detour will be in effect to accomplish this work. Northbound traffic on NE 24th Avenue will be detoured onto NE Glisan Street east to NE 28th Avenue then north to NE Sandy Boulevard.  Southbound traffic on NE 24th Avenue will be detoured onto NE Sandy Boulevard east to NE 28th Avenue, south to NE Everett Street, then east to NE 26th Avenue. 

Local access to residences and businesses will be provided. 

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

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Street paving closes lanes on NE 28th Ave. beginning April 19

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Street paving closes lanes on NE 28th Avenue beginning April 19 

(PORTLAND, Ore.) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NE 28th Avenue between East Burnside Street and NE Glisan Street beginning Friday, April 19, through Wednesday, April 24, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. The public is advised to expect delays, travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible. 

The lane closures are necessary to grind down the existing pavement and repave 0.73 lane miles of the street. 

One traffic lane will remain open at all times. Local access to residences and businesses will be provided. 

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

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Three High Crash Corridor Safety Project Events

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Last chance to weigh in on NE Glisan (60th to 82nd) and SE Division (60th to 80th) safety projects and a great opportunity to learn about the High Crash Corridor program from City staff and neighborhood participants.

On Thursday, April 18, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at City Hall,1221 SW 4th Ave, 2nd Floor - Lovejoy Room, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) invites you to hear about PBOT's citywide safety initiative. Presenters will talk about SE Division St. from 60th to 80th Avenues to illustrate how collaboration with neighbors and low-cost improvements can increase safety for people in cars, on foot, and on bikes.

On Monday, April 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Montavilla Methodist Church, 232 SE 80th Avenue,   PBOT will hold its second public meeting to discuss strategies to improve safety on NE Glisan between NE 60th and 82nd Avenues.

On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Warner Pacific College, 2219 SE 68th Ave, Egtvelt Hall Rm. 203 , PBOT will hold its last public meeting to finalize the design for safety improvements on SE Division between SE 60th and 80th avenues.

You can learn more about PBOT’s High Crash Corridor program and the SE Division project on the website.  Below is more information on the NE Glisan safety project.

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NE Glisan Safety Project

Since 2003, 301 people have been injured and two have died in crashes on NE Glisan between 60th and 82nd Avenue. On July 10th, 2007, a pedestrian was struck and killed while attempting to cross NE Glisan at 64th. Most recently, on January 29th, 2013 a pedestrian was struck and killed while attempting to cross NE Glisan at 78th.

In response to these tragic crashes, nearby residents, businesses, churches, schools, and the Montavilla Neighborhood Association asked the city to improve safety on the street. The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau assembled a team to investigate the most recent crash and to identify potential changes that could make NE Glisan safer.

On February 25th, 2013 the Bureau of Transportation led a public meeting with the support of the Portland Police to discuss potential safety improvements on NE Glisan. Everyone who had contacted the City regarding the January 2013 crash was invited. The meeting was well attended. Those present expressed significant concern about safety on NE Glisan, including concerns about speeding and the safety of pedestrians crossing the street. Many voiced specific concerns regarding the crossing at 78th. You can view the Transportation Bureau’s presentation at this meeting online.

On April 22, 2013 there will be a second public meeting to discuss strategies to improve safety on NE Glisan between NE 60th and 82nd Avenues. Staff from the Bureau of Transportation will share data about traffic flow, parking demand, and pedestrian travel in the corridor at the meeting. In addition, Transportation staff will present specific safety strategies for public feedback.

You are invited to attend this meeting. More detailed information will be available there.

 

Date:               Monday, April 22nd

Location:        Montavilla Methodist Church

                        232 SE 80th Avenue, Portland, OR 97215

Time:              7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Questions:    Contact Gabriel Graff at 503-823-5291 or 

                        gabriel.graff@portlandoregon.gov