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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

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SE Division Street

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SE Division Street is part of the High Crash Network for people driving, walking and biking.

Receiving Fixing Our Streets funding

A number of projects will be making outer SE Division Street safer and more comfortable now through 2021:

  • The City of Portland will make safety improvements and conduct outreach starting in 2017 and continuing into 2018 on SE Division Street from 82nd Ave. to the city limit. This work supports Portland’s Vision Zero Action Plan, which is working to eliminate deaths and serious injury on our streets by 2025.
  • TriMet’s Division Transit Project will—in addition to enhancing bus service—make street safety improvements in 2019 and finish by 2021.

Improvements on SE Division Street, 82nd to city limit City projects
(see map above for locations)

  2017 completion 2018 2019  
Speed safety cameras      
Speed reader boards      
Speed limit reduction (35 to 30 mph)      
Safer signal timing      
Additional lighting, particularly at crosswalks
More rapid flashing beacons with medians and signage    
Pedestrian hybrid beacons with medians and signage  
Protected bike lanes (temporary, with flexible posts)      
Protected bike lanes (permanent, with hardscaping)      
Safety education and outreach      
Access management    
Floating pedestrian islands (between bike and auto lanes)      
Bus islands      
Enhanced bus shelters and station areas
(accessible ramps, sidewalks, safer pedestrian crossings)
Transit signal priority for buses      
Bigger buses with multiple-door boarding      

Future growth: Connection to Portland's 2035 Comprehensive Plan

Segments of Division are Civic and Neighborhood Corridors, and are close to many Centers.

Corridors Centers
Civic Corridors are Portland's busiest, widest and most prominent streets. They connect centers, help unite Portland with the region, and carry out key transportation functions for traffic, freight and transit.

Neighborhood Corridors are narrower main streets that connect neighborhoods with each other and to other parts of the city.
Centers provide the primary areas for growth and change in Portland over the next 25 years. They are compact urban places that anchor complete neighborhoods.

Outer SE Division Near-Term Safety Strategy

Five proposed steps for a safer Division Street past 82nd Avenue

TriMet: Better Walking Access to Transit

Working with local cities to improve sidewalks, crossings and other amenities for a safer, easier walk to transit

East Portland in Motion

Projects to improve conditions for walking, biking, and taking transit

TriMet: Division Transit Project

The Division Transit Project will improve travel between Downtown Portland, Southeast and East Portland and Gresham with easier, faster and more reliable bus service.

2016 Road Reconfiguration Report

Comparison of pre- and post-project data, including speeds, volumes, travel times and crashes.

2013 SE Division Street Safety Plan

This plan summarizes crash data on SE Division and identifies recommended safety actions and projects.

2013 SE Division St Safety Map

This map identifies safety improvement projects along SE Division St that are complete, planned and funded, and unfunded.