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NE MLK Jr Blvd Pedestrian Improvement Project

Cyclist Crossing MLK at Going

Martin Luther King Jr Blvd is a main motor vehicle thoroughfare in inner Portland and has been for many years. This street has seen both increased car and pedestrian traffic in recent years, resulting in dangerous conditions for people walking. Between 2010 and 2014 alone, there were 99 total reported pedestrian related crashes on Martin Luther King Jr Blvd between Tillamook and Ainsworth. The Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Pedestrian Improvement Project aims to direct Fixing Our Street funds to eliminate these crashes by improving pedestrian visibility and providing safer crossings along the corridor. 

For more information on this project and to provide feedback, please attend our open house!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

King School | 4906 NE 6th Ave

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

 NE MLK improvements


Funded safety fixes on MLK Timing
Ainsworth, Russell: advance walk signal for people walking
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
Cook: signs/striping, tree removal
Failing, Beech: modify curb extension and island
Graham: modify curb extension and island, limb tree

Construction Year


Current Phase

Planning and Outreach

Total Project Budget

$349,700 ($199,700 from Fixing Our Streets, $150,000 from Vision Zero General Fund)


Please contact the Project Manager with your comments and questions:

Sheila Parrott

Project Manager

503.823.5817 |  


Open House Flyer

Join us at the Martin Luther King Lr Blvd Pedestrian Improvement Project Open House on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.