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Traffic Advisory: Intermittent night closures scheduled for the SE Belmont and SE 11th Ave block Feb. 16 to Mar. 13 for private development

(February 13, 2015) – The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that private development at SE 11th Avenue and SE Belmont Street will require partial and full overnight closures on those streets from February 16 through March 13, 2015.  

The partial or full closures will take place between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. to minimize disruption to the traveling public.

SE 11th Avenue between SE Taylor and Belmont streets will close overnight on Monday Feb. 16, and a detour will be in effect. 

Overnight lane closures will be in effect for one block each of SE Belmont Street and SE 11th Avenue Feb. 17 through Feb. 20.  Travelers should expect delays.

 A full closure will again be in effect for SE 11th Avenue from February 23 through Mar. 13, and a detour will be in effect.

These overnight closures are necessary to allow the private development contractor to build and connect a sewer line to the public system as well as build two manholes. The contractor also is installing a new storm drain.

 The public is advised to travel cautiously in the work zone and to observe detours. Travelers are advised to use alternate routes if possible.

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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

ODOT takes stock of its Active Transportation assets

Bike Lunch & Learn will feature discussion of how to create a framework for identifying projects to advance as future funding opportunities become available.

"End of Walk" sign appears abruptly(February 17, 2015)  Everyone knows it - funding for transportation is tight. Yet there's plenty of need for improvement, especially to help people to get around on foot, by bike and by other healthy travel modes.

Less than half of ODOT's highways in urban areas currently have sidewalks and bike lanes.  The Oregon Transportation Plan sets a goal of completing the state biking and walking network by 2030, but adequate funding is not available to meet this target.  ODOT Region 1 is developing an Active Transportation Needs Inventory to assess gaps in the existing system and strategically identify future projects that provide the greatest benefits for all users.  You can find out more about this project at the webpage.  Or -

Come learn about this effort at the PBOT Bicycle Lunch and Learn on Thursday, Feb. 19 at noon.  Jessica Horning, ODOT’s Region 1 Transit and Active Transportation Liaison,  and Karla Kingsley of Kittelson & Associates will be there to describe the project and to hear your ideas. 

And don’t forget to bring your lunch!

 

ODOT Region 1 Active Transportation Needs Inventory presentation at the Bicycle Lunch and Learn

presented by Jessica Horning, ODOT Region 1 Transit and Active Transportation Liaison, and Karla Kingsley, Kittelson & Associates

Thursday, February 19th

Noon to 1 p.m.

Portland City Hall, Lovejoy Room (second floor)

1221 SW 4th Ave

Visit the Bicycle Lunch and Learn webpage by clicking here.

For ADA Title II or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, complaints, or for additional information, call 503-823-7699, TTY:  503-823-6868, or use Oregon Relay Service: 711.


Traffic Advisory: Paving on NE Killingsworth slated for Feb. 19-21 between NE 42nd and 53rd avenues

(February 17, 2015)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures of NE Killingsworth Street from  NE 42nd Avenue to NE 53rd Avenue from Thursday, February 19th through Saturday, February 21st, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m.

 The lane closures will allow crews to pave sections of the road equaling approximately 3.3 lane miles.

 Parking restriction barricades will be in place one or two workdays before the start of work.

 Access will be maintained for businesses and residents. The 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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News Release: Sunday Parkways announces 2015 season; new route through Sellwood neighborhood, over Tilikum Crossing

(February 18, 2015)  - The Portland Bureau of Transportation and presenting sponsor Kaiser Permanente today announced that Sunday Parkways will return this year with five traffic-free events through Portland neighborhoods, including a new route through Southeast Portland’s Sellwood neighborhood and over the new car-free Tilikum Crossing: Bridge of the People.

The City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente season begins on Mother’s Day in outer Southeast Portland and finishes in September with the Tilikum Crossing/Sellwood event.

Sunday Parkways is a series of free community events opening the city's largest public space – its streets – for people to walk, bike, roll and discover active transportation.  The events are hugely popular; total attendance topped 100,000 last year.

This year, organizers are emphasizing ways people can create the Sunday Parkways experience every day. All five Sunday Parkways routes showcase low-traffic streets called ‘neighborhood greenways’ as well as City parks that people can enjoy all year long for their own bicycling and walking trips.  The TilikumCrossing/Sellwood route will introduce participants to new bicycling, walking and transit improvements being made by the City and partners along the new light rail corridor that opens in September.

“Every day can be Sunday Parkways for thousands of Portlanders when we provide safe routes for people to bike and walk,” said Commissioner Steve Novick.

“The idea that every day can be Sunday Parkways supports what we recommend to patients - incorporate activity into your daily life by walking your kids to school, taking a short stroll during lunch, or taking your dog for a walk,” said Dr. Timothy Jacobson, cardiologist with Kaiser Permanente. “Most importantly, find something - like biking - that you enjoy, and you'll be more likely to stick with it, especially if you have support from a family member or friend.”

The dates and locations for Sunday Parkways 2015 are as follows:

East Portland Sunday Parkways
May 10, Mother’s Day ~ 11am-4pm (7 miles)

North Portland Sunday Parkways
June 21, Father’s Day ~ 11am-4pm (9.5 miles)

Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways
July 26 ~ 11am-4pm (8 miles)

Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways
August 23  ~ 11am-4pm (7 miles)

Tilikum Crossing/Sellwood Portland Sunday Parkways
September 27 ~ 11am-4pm (8.5 miles)

 “Sunday Parkways has become a beloved event series in Portland with strong community support,” Transportation Director Leah Treat said. 

Map of 2015 Sunday Parkways routes

“I particularly want to call out Kaiser Permanente, our presenting sponsor, as well as new partners AAA Oregon/Idaho and Umpqua Bank.”

Residents and visitors say they come to enjoy the traffic-free streets connecting parks and schools filled with activities, music and vendors. It’s safe, family-friendly and a chance to meet neighbors.

Community groups and vendors wanting to participate in Sunday Parkways – and volunteers who want to help make it happen – are encouraged to contact the transportation bureau at 503-823-7599 or online at PortlandSundayParkways.org.

 Sunday Parkways is organized by the Portland Bureau of Transportation with longtime presenting sponsor Kaiser Permanente and returning partners/sponsors Portland Parks & Recreation, Clif Kid, Bike Gallery, Whole Foods, NW Natural, Car2Go, Metro and AARP of Oregon.

New partners for 2015 are AAA Oregon/Idaho, Umpqua Bank, Recology Portland and Spinlister. The City of Portland funds a third of the cost with two-thirds of funding coming from sponsors, vendors, and individual supporters. 

For maps and more information, visit www.PortlandSundayParkways.org or call 503-823-7599.

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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

 

2015 Sunday Parkways dates have been announced!

5 more fabulous reasons to get out and get active this year

People on bikes enjoying Sunday Parkways(February 18, 2015) Portland Sunday Parkways and presenting sponsor Kaiser Permanente are pleased to announce five more fun community connecting events for 2015.

All five Sunday Parkways routes showcase low-traffic streets called ‘neighborhood greenways’ as well as City parks that  people can enjoy all year long for their own bicycling and walking trips. “The idea that every day can be Sunday Parkways supports what we tell our patients – incorporate activity into your daily life” says Kaiser Permanente cardiologist Dr. Timothy Jacobson. And Commissioner Steve Novick believes “every day can be Sunday Parkways for thousands of Portlanders when we provide safe routes for people to bike and walk.”

The newest route addition this year includes the Tilikum Crossing Bridge of the People and the Sellwood area. Be sure to get all these dates on your calendar and go to www.portlandsundayparkways.org for all the details.  You can also "like" Sunday Parkways on Facebook and follow Sunday Parkways on Twitter

May 10

East Portland Sunday Parkways, 11am-4pm (7 miles)

Celebrate Mother’s Day in East Portland

June 21

North Portland Sunday Parkways, 11am-4pm (9.5 miles)

More family fun on Father’s Day in North Portland

July 26

Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways, 11am-4pm (8 miles)

Explore Northeast Neighborhood Greenways

August 23

Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways, 1am-4pm (7 miles)

Spend a warm summer day exploring Laurelhurst, Colonel Summers, Sewallcrest and Ivon Parks

September 27

Tilikum Crossing / Sellwood Portland Sunday Parkways (7 miles)

Be the first on your block to cross the new Tilikum Crossing Bridge of the People by foot or bike