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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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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. 

 NE MLK improvements

Construction Year

2017-2018

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

sheila.parrott@portlandoregon.gov

503.823.5817

www.fixingourstreets.com | www.visionzeroportland.com  

 


Sumner Crossing Improvement Plan

This crossing improvement will create a refuge island for pedestrians awaiting safe crossing.

Failing Crossing Improvement Plan

This crossing improvement will create two refuge islands for pedestrians awaiting safe crossing.

Beech Crossing Improvement Plan

This crossing improvement will create two refuge islands for pedestrians awaiting safe crossing.

Graham Crossing Improvement Plan

This crossing improvement will create a refuge island for pedestrians awaiting safe crossing.

Main Themes Compiled from Open Feedback Channels: 5/2017-3/2018

Includes project feedback received at Eliot and King Neighborhood Association Meetings in May and June 2017, the project open house in September 2017, the online survey open Fall and Winter 2017, and other communication between May 2017 and March 2018

Open House Flyer

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