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Three High Crash Corridor Safety Project Events


On Thursday, April 18, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at City Hall,1221 SW 4th Ave, 2nd Floor - Lovejoy Room, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) invites you to hear about PBOT's citywide safety initiative. Presenters will talk about SE Division St. from 60th to 80th Avenues to illustrate how collaboration with neighbors and low-cost improvements can increase safety for people in cars, on foot, and on bikes.

On Monday, April 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Montavilla Methodist Church, 232 SE 80th Avenue,   PBOT will hold its second public meeting to discuss strategies to improve safety on NE Glisan between NE 60th and 82nd Avenues.

On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Warner Pacific College, 2219 SE 68th Ave, Egtvelt Hall Rm. 203 , PBOT will hold its last public meeting to finalize the design for safety improvements on SE Division between SE 60th and 80th avenues.

You can learn more about PBOT’s High Crash Corridor program and the SE Division project on the website.  Below is more information on the NE Glisan safety project.


NE Glisan Safety Project

Since 2003, 301 people have been injured and two have died in crashes on NE Glisan between 60th and 82nd Avenue. On July 10th, 2007, a pedestrian was struck and killed while attempting to cross NE Glisan at 64th. Most recently, on January 29th, 2013 a pedestrian was struck and killed while attempting to cross NE Glisan at 78th.

In response to these tragic crashes, nearby residents, businesses, churches, schools, and the Montavilla Neighborhood Association asked the city to improve safety on the street. The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau assembled a team to investigate the most recent crash and to identify potential changes that could make NE Glisan safer.

On February 25th, 2013 the Bureau of Transportation led a public meeting with the support of the Portland Police to discuss potential safety improvements on NE Glisan. Everyone who had contacted the City regarding the January 2013 crash was invited. The meeting was well attended. Those present expressed significant concern about safety on NE Glisan, including concerns about speeding and the safety of pedestrians crossing the street. Many voiced specific concerns regarding the crossing at 78th. You can view the Transportation Bureau’s presentation at this meeting online.

On April 22, 2013 there will be a second public meeting to discuss strategies to improve safety on NE Glisan between NE 60th and 82nd Avenues. Staff from the Bureau of Transportation will share data about traffic flow, parking demand, and pedestrian travel in the corridor at the meeting. In addition, Transportation staff will present specific safety strategies for public feedback.

You are invited to attend this meeting. More detailed information will be available there.


Date:               Monday, April 22nd

Location:        Montavilla Methodist Church

                        232 SE 80th Avenue, Portland, OR 97215

Time:              7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Questions:    Contact Gabriel Graff at 503-823-5291 or 




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