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PBOT unveils venture concepts for North Portland in Movement plan

One of many proposed initiatives would construct a brand new path on this stretch of Columbia Blvd to attach the Peninsula Crossing Path to the Columbia Slough. (Picture: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)
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The large reveal is right here!

The Portland Bureau of Transportation has spent the final 16 months studying in regards to the wants and nuances of our metropolis’s northern peninsula and so they simply launched a listing of initiatives they’d prefer to construct in an effort to make it nicer for biking, strolling, and taking transit.

North Portland in Movement is a planning course of that launched in April 2021. After doing a bunch of outreach, PBOT stated in an announcement in the present day that, “We’ve persistently heard that North Portlanders wish to see an emphasis on safer speeds, crossings and biking choices for group members of all ages.”

Additionally in the present day, they launched an internet open home that shares 38 totally different initiatives to perform these objectives. The initiatives are damaged into 4 classes: Hall Enhancements, Important Connections, Neighborhood Greenways, Public Areas and Mobility Hubs. There’s a map (beneath) the place you possibly can click on and find out about every one.

There are a number of very thrilling initiatives on the listing. Think about if we received:

  • new bike lanes on N Willamette Blvd from the railroad reduce to downtown St. Johns;
  • a brand new north-south neighborhood greenway on N Montana between Alberta and Rosa Parks Manner (as a substitute for Interstate Ave);
  • new bike lanes on N Interstate between Killingsworth and Lombard;
  • visitors calming and safer crossings on N Portsmouth between Willamette and Columbia;
  • or a brand new path alongside Columbia to (lastly!) join the tip of the Peninsula Crossing Path.

And past conventional infrastructure initiatives, they’ve additionally included six potential plaza and “mobility hub” areas:

  • Downtown St. Johns Plaza
  • Charleston Avenue Plaza
  • New Columbia Mobility Hub
  • College of Portland Mobility Hub
  • Downtown Kenton Mobility Hub
  • Arbor Lodge Park Plaza
Slide from PBOT open home.

It’s all doable with this plan. After all, there gained’t be any cash instantly tied to NPIM; however PBOT has a monitor document of spending cash (because it turns into obtainable) as directed by these “In Movement” plans. The adoption of a plan like this additionally helps create the political urgency required for funding to seem — so it’s a constructive suggestions loop throughout.

How can we inform PBOT which of them to construct first? Go to the web open home and make your priorities and insights recognized.

PBOT will take this suggestions, mesh it with their different core values (like fairness, feasibility, and so forth), run all of it up the political flagpole and give you a “Prime Tier” venture listing later this fall.

Based on their newest timeline, they’ll proceed to refine the venture listing and discover funding sources from fall by way of spring of 2023 after which get the plan handed by council that summer time.

If all of it goes in line with plan, I guess we might see a number of the finest initiatives in NPIM get put in early subsequent summer time. So get to that open home and assist make it occur. The open home closes September thirtieth.

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