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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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NE/SE MLK Jr Blvd.

Motor Vehicle HCN Pedestrian HCN Bicycle HCN

MLK is part of the High Crash Network for people walking and biking.

Receiving Fixing Our Streets funding

Street safety improvements on MLK Timing
Ainsworth, Russell: advance walk signal for people walking
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Jarrett, Simpson: signs/striping, lights, modify crosswalk
Jessup, Church: upgrade signs/striping, illumination
Emerson: update signs/striping, tree removal
Sumner: extend island/move crosswalk, lighting
Alberta: add protected lefts
Wygant: signs/striping, lighting, tree removal
Going: address through separate, future signal timing project
Mason, Cook: signs/striping, tree removal
Failing, Beech: modify curb extension and island
Cook: signs/striping, tree removal
Graham: modify curb extension and island, limb tree

Future growth: Connection to Portland's 2035 Comprehensive Plan

Segments of MLK are a Civic Corridor 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. 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.

PDF: MLK pedestrian safety

Slides from a 2017 neighborhood presentation on 2017-18 pedestrian safety improvements.