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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 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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SW Jefferson Bus/Bike Lane Improvements

This project will improve transit and upgrade bike lanes on SW Jefferson between SW 15th and 18th avenues (Collins Circle).


Multiple bus lines use Jefferson to connect from the Hawthorne Bridge to Goose Hollow. This street is also a critical west connection through downtown for people driving.

PBOT will improve transit speed and reliability by adding a bus only lane approaching Collins Circle on Jefferson, while maintaining a buffered bike lane. PBOT will also add a bus priority signal treatment at Jefferson at 18th Avenue.

SW Jefferson approaching 18th Avenue
Draft concept for SW Jefferson approaching SW 18th Avenue (Collins Circle). 

By getting buses out of the vehicle lane, PBOT will also reduce queuing for drivers heading to the freeway.

PBOT will improve Jefferson from 15th Avenue to Naito Parkway and SW Columbia from 13th Avenue to Naito Parkway in future project phases.


BUSINESS ACCESS & TRANSIT LANES Transit priority BAT lanes on Jefferson and will allow the buses to access and get through downtown, relieving a major pinch point in the transit system.

BIKE LANE Moving the bike lane to the curb on Jefferson and adding a buffer will improve comfort and safety.

PEOPLE MOVING CAPACITY Changes in street design would increase the number of people that the street could accommodate. To accommodate these improvements, PBOT will remove parking from the north side of the street.


Summer 2020

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2020 CCIM Open Houses

Wednesday, March 4 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Portland Building – Room 100
1120 SW Fifth Ave., Portland OR 97204

Tuesday, February 18 from 4 to 6 p.m.

White Stag Building
70 NW Couch St.
Portland OR 97209

Wednesday, February 26 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Revolution Hall – Astoria Room
1300 SE Stark St.
Portland OR 97214



Briana Orr
Capital Project Manager

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