1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204
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.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
King School | 4906 NE 6th Ave
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
|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|
Planning and Outreach
$349,700 ($199,700 from Fixing Our Streets, $150,000 from Vision Zero General Fund)
Join us at the Martin Luther King Lr Blvd Pedestrian Improvement Project Open House on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.