In addition to working on an improvement plan, there's 6-36" of already existing pavement available now! All that needs to be done is to clean the dirt and vegetation off it. See to see photos of sections that have already be cleared here.
To report overgrown vegetation in the public right of way, call Tim Thrienen with the Bureau of Maintenance (BOM) at 503.823.1750
To report overgrown brush or vegetation on private property call the Nuisance Hotline at 503.823.7306
If you are interested in helping clean up streets and/or working on a Hamilton and Shattuck Pedesterian Improvement Committee please subscribe to the BNA-HSPi email list .
Impromptu work parties - carpe diem!
Send an email to fellow HSPi members by addressing it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scheduled Work Party Dates remaining
Check this page frequently for additions or subscribe to the BNA-HSPi email list
A big Thank You to all those neighbors have cleaned the stretch by their homes one or more times already this Fall.
Weather and whether or not a work party gets cancelled
If its raining more than a light mist or drizzle or enough to turn the dirt on the street to mud then assume the event is cancelled.
Be sure to bring some water to drink. The best tools are a long handled square nosed shovel, a street broom (one with stiff bristles 2-4 inches long), and gloves. Additionally some loppers or pruning shears to cut ivy and blackberry vines. A five gallon bucket to carry stuff away when there is no room where you are working, and to carry your water, gloves, and loppers to and from the work site. We don't have safety vests, so wear something bright and visible if you can.
Small Print / Safety First
When working always keep an ear and an eye on traffic, make sure that oncoming cars can see you, and have room to go around you. As cars approach step outside the fog line to let cars pass.
Ultra Small Print
Please don't work on the street unless you are willing to sign the following first:
I hereby agree to waive all claims against individual volunteers and organizations arising out of or in any way related to my volunteer work cleaning streets in Bridlemile. This waiver includes, but is not limited to, claims arising out of cleaning, cutting, removing debris from the edge of the roads. I agree to hold the project sponsors harmless against all claims as described above. I recognize that this is physical labor and that if the labor becomes too difficult I will change my activity or stop. I should use good judgment based on my physical abilities. That I will step out of the way and make sure tools are not in the way of on coming cars as they are about to pass me on the street.
Please copy the above text into an email, and send it, along with your name, address, phone number, email, and if you are under 18 the name of your parent or guardian to: SWNI.org I will have a sign-in sheet with above on it at each work party too.
Thank You! for helping to make Hamilton and Shattuck a safer place to walk, run, and bike.