1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204
UPDATE (8/30/19): Construction on speed bumps is complete. Several intersections are still awaiting stop sign changes. Post-project data collection will begin soon and final recommendations will be announced in the fall of 2019. Click here to see all of the locations where automobile speed and volume data will be collected.
This project will improve conditions for people bicycling and walking by slowing down and reducing cut-through traffic on neighborhood streets, around and including N Willamette Blvd in the Arbor Lodge and Overlook neighborhoods. The project will create a neighborhood greenway on N Willamette Blvd from N Rosa Parks Way to N Interstate Ave. Project elements will include:
Traffic pattern changes that reduce the number of people cutting through on neighborhood streets to avoid main thoroughfares. All changes will allow full access to homes for residents, visitors, and deliveries.
Speed bumps to reduce traffic speeds.
Pavement markings and signs designating the route as a neighborhood greenway.
Project map (click for a bigger image)
People driving on N Curtis, N Villard, N Atlantic, and N Willamette to avoid busier main streets has been increasing for several years. Community members have increasingly asked for solutions to the high volume of cars speeding down their typically quiet, calm streets.
PBOT collected traffic data and found the speed and volume of people driving is impacting the local street network and creating unsafe conditions.
The N Willamette Neighborhood Greenway project will create a new, low-stress bikeway on a key connection on the peninsula and improve residential streets by instituting traffic diversion and calming measures in key locations.
Proposed Project schedule
Public outreach and planning – Winter 2018/19
Test traffic pattern changes – Spring 2019
Publicize final plans – Summer 2019
Construction all project elements – Summer 2019
Scott Cohen | (503) 823-5345 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Depicts all of the locations where post-construction data on automobile volumes and speeds will be collected.
Auto speeds and volumes near N Willamette Blvd