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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Safe Shoulders / Ditch Maintenance

What's happening now?

The project is currently in design engineering.

Project Background and Description:

There are city locations where safety priorities can be addressed through alternative street design measures that offer improvements when funds are lacking for more extensive upgrades. Creating safer shoulders or other alternative low cost walking treatments by widening and paving the shoulders in places where sidewalks cannot be provided has been shown to reduce pedestrian crashes by 71%. The Fixing Our Streets funding for Safer Shoulders will be used in partnership with the Bureau of Environmental Services.

Construction Date: Fall 2019

Current Phase: Design

Total Project Budget: $892,000 from Fixing out Streets

Project Manager Contact Information:

Rich Newlands

(503) 823-7780

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Last Updated: 3/26/2019

SW Stephenson Speed Cushion Map

Map of locations for 2018 speed cushion placement

City of Portland Speed Bump Peer Review report

1997 evaluation of speed bump projects in Portland

Contact information

Contact the project manager

SW Stephenson Open House materials

View information provided at the June 4th '18 open house event