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NE 102nd Avenue Corridor

NE 102nd Ave & NE Prescott St


NE 102nd Ave Safety Project

The NE 102nd Ave Safety Project will be improving safety for all people walking, biking, taking transit, and driving on NE 102nd Ave between Weidler and Sandy.

This nearly two-mile corridor is on Portland’s High Crash Network, which means it is one of the top 30 streets for crashes in the city. This corridor is surrounded by homes, businesses, community centers, and schools, including Prescott Elementary School and Mt. Hood Community College.

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Open House:

The next project specific open house will be later in 2018. Information will be updated here as soon as it is scheduled.

Completed open houses:


Thursday, April 12 2018     5-7 PM     Mt Hood Community College     10100 NE Prescott St

View the Open House information boards


Wednesday, May 16 2018    4:30-7:30 PM     Midland Library     805 SE 122nd Ave

Tuesday, June 5 2018     6-8 PM     Rosewood Initiative     16126 SE Stark St


Project Background:

For more in depth information about the project, please look through the Project Information


Some facts about NE 102nd Ave from Weidler to Sandy:

  • 250 crashes occurred in 2012-2016, including 2 fatalities
    • 9 were pedestrian crashes
    • 6 were bicycle crashes
  • 61% of drivers  drive over the 35 MPH speed limit.
  • About 1/4 of drivers are driving over 40 MPH.
  • About 10,000 vehicles travel in each direction daily.
  • NE 102nd is a major connection route between Gateway and Parkrose.
  • There are no bike facilities and few marked crossings on NE 102nd between Weidler and Sandy.
  • NE 102nd is served by transit lines 22 and 87.
  • The are 3 current bikeways and 5 future bikeways that connect to this corridor.

Vision Zero logo

Vision Zero: 

Vision Zero is Portland’s goal to eliminate all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2025. In order to do this, Vision Zero has identified the streets with the highest number of road fatalities, serious injuries, and crashes with bicycles and pedestrians. These streets make up the High Crash Network

NE 102nd Ave from Burnside to Sandy is part of the pedestrian high crash network.

East Portland Action Plan (EPAP):

EPAP is a guide for improving livability in outer East Portland, developed in 2009. The EPAP committee is a community led effort to implement this plan.In 2012, PBOT and EPAP developed the East Portland In Motion (EPIM), which is an implementation strategy for active transportation projects and programs east of 82nd Ave. EPIM identified 102nd as high priority for walking, transit, and biking improvements.

Fixing our Streets Logo

Fixing Our Streets:

In 2016, Portland voters passed the city’s first local funding source dedicated to street improvements and safety projects across the city. The measure, in addition to a Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, will generate an estimated $74 million over four years.

Using the information we have about NE 102nd Ave, the Vision Zero designation a pedestrian high crash street, and input through EPAP and EPIM, NE 102nd Ave from Weidler to Sandy was selected to receive funding from Fixing Our Streets to do pedestrian and crossing improvements.

Improving Safety for people crossing 102nd

Currently NE 102nd has five lane: two vehicle lanes in each direction plus a turning lane, and space for parking on both sides of the street.

5 lane cross section

This configuration is difficult for crossings because:

-People crossing the street have to cross a long distance at once. Even crossings at traffic signals can be difficult, which we is evident on NE 102nd where many of the crashes happen at the intersections with traffic signals.

-Currently the only crossings that PBOT considers to be safe when crossing five lane are traffic signals or High intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) signals. It would not be possible to install as many traffic signals or HAWK signals because of the way they affect traffic flow and because of cost.


An alternative is to change the number of lanes. Volumes on 102nd are low enough that removing a travel lane in each direction, making it a three-lane corridor, would cause very little delay. This option also allows for buffered bike lanes to be added to the street.

3-lane cross section

With only three vehicle lanes, PBOT could add safe enhanced crossings with a pedestrian island and signage. Some of the specific advantages include:

-More intersections can be treated because of a lower impact on traffic flow and lower cost.

-Safer crossings at some signalized intersections where there are fewer lanes to cross.

-A traffic calming effect will lower speeds.

-Bike facilities are added to the corridor.


Weighing these two options, PBOT determined that the most effective way to improve safety and eliminate pedestrian crashes and traffic related deaths and injuries, is to adopt the three lane solution.


Map of 102nd project area

Next Steps:

Later this year, PBOT will host a second open house with more updated design concepts. These designs will reflect current discussions and agreements with Maywood Park and ODOT, and look for optimal solutions to address all community concerns.

This spring we will build a pilot. The pilot will allow people who live in the neighborhood to see how the new facilities function and respond to what works well and what doesn’t. It will also give PBOT an opportunity to collect data on project impacts.

Pilot evaluation and final implementation designs will happen in Fall 2019.

We want to hear your feedback!

Please take our survey!

Project Contact: 

Clay Veka

NE 102nd Ave Safety Project Overview

two pages summarizing the project and current progress

Information Boards from open house #1 (April 12, 2018)

NE 102nd Ave Safety Project open house boards review the corridor challenges, project goals, proposed design concepts and project timeline