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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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SE 162nd Ave Safety and Access to Transit Project

162nd street view 


Project Background and Description:

The 162nd Avenue Safe Access to Transit project aims to improve safety for all people walking, taking transit, biking and driving on SE 162nd Avenue between SE Alder St (just south of SE Stark St) and SE Powell Blvd. In 2018, TriMet added new bus service, Line 74, on 162nd Ave. Project funding comes from a partnership between TriMet and PBOT.

The goals of the 162nd Avenue Safety and Access to Transit Project are:

  • Improve pedestrian crossings near transit stops
  • Increase safety through street design and reduce illegal speeding
  • Enhance bicycle facilities

To accomplish these goals, the project is proposing to enhance three pedestrian crossings serving TriMet’s new Line 74 bus stops and reduce vehicle travel lanes to improve overall safety. The project also includes sidewalks, street lighting, and enhancements to the bikelanes.

Construction Date: Summer or Fall 2020

Current Project Phase: Public outreach

Total Project Budget: $700,000 from Trimet FTA 5307 funds and $900,000 from House Bill 2017 funds


Get involved! Share your design considerations and learn more about this project:

Attend the Project Open House:

Monday, April 29, 2019
hosted by Oregon Walks and The Rosewood Initiative
The Rosewood Initiative
16126 SE Stark Street

Drop in at any time, review and comment on materials at your own pace. Spanish translation services and child care provided.

Open House flyer PDF in English and Spanish  


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Project Manager Contact Information:

Liz Rickles


Last Updated: March 29, 2019

April 29 2019 Open House Flyer

Invitation to the Open House (English and Spanish)

April 2019 Project Newsletter

Mailed to over 10,000 homes and businesses in the project area