On July 23, 2019, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will host an open house to provide an update on a series of upcoming Central City transportation improvements. Stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m. to meet with PBOT and TriMet staff, weigh in on projects entering design, and learn about projects nearing construction, including:
1. NW Everett bus lane project: Construction scheduled for the weekend of August 3rd, 2019
A new Bus and Turn lane will replace one of the existing travel lanes on NW Everett Street and run from NW Broadway to the ramp up to the Steel Bridge. The ramp from southbound Naito Parkway to the Steel Bridge will close. This will improve transit reliability and access to the Rose Quarter, benefitting Portlanders who ride TriMet lines 4, 8, 16, 35, 44 and 77.
A new bus and bike lane on SW Madison between SW 4th Avenue and SW 1st Avenue reduces potential conflict between buses, cars and bikes approaching the Hawthorne Bridge. It includes a passing zone to help people on bikes bypass buses stopped at bus stops and prohibits right turns onto SW 3rd Avenue to remove the risk of right hooks for pedestrians and people biking. SW Madison serves TriMet bus lines 2, 10, 14, 6, and 30, which combined provide more than 23,000 trips each day. The lane will be extended to SW 5th Avenue this winter, weather permitting Learn more >>
A new dedicated bus lane running eastbound across the Burnside Bridge will benefit thousands of Portlanders who travel on TriMet lines 12, 19, and 20. Additionally, existing bike lanes will be widened in both directions for more comfortable cycling across the bridge and opening the possibility of providing protected bike lanes in the future. Learn more >>
This project will improve conditions for bicycling and walking by upgrading crossings of busy streets and connecting new and existing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. NW Flanders Street will connect Waterfront Park to northwest neighborhoods and provide direct access to a new bridge over I-405. Learn more >>
Since 2015, Better Naito has provided a protected space for pedestrians and cyclists traveling along Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park during the busy summer season. Better Naito Forever will permanently convert one northbound motor vehicle lane on Naito Parkway into a two-way cycle track. The sidewalk along the west side of Waterfront Park will be infilled where possible, and traffic signals will be upgraded, improving travel time reliability and reducing conflicts between people walking, biking and driving. Learn more >>
6. SW 4th Complete Street project: Construction in 2020/21
This project will repave SW 4th Avenue from SW Lincoln Street to SW Ankeny Street. ADA corner ramps will be upgraded. A Bus and Turn lane from SW Lincoln Street to SW Mill Street, a left-running protected bikeway and new signalized pedestrian crossings at SW College Street, SW Montgomery Street and SW Mill Street are all being evaluated for the corridor. Learn more >>
Refreshments and activities for kids will be provided. To request translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, or other auxiliary aids or services, contact:
(503) 823-5291, Relay: 711.