Thursday, April 27th, 2017 | 6:30-9:00p.m.
Light refreshments 6 p.m.
Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy
SW & NW Action-shop RSVP
Learn ways to raise awareness about traffic problems, change policy, and fund safety improvements (crosswalks, speed-bumps, etc.) on your neighborhood streets at the Traffic Safety Action-shop, Thursday, April 27th. Come with an idea about a traffic safety problem you want to solve and we’ll help you develop a plan for taking action!
South West neighborhoods Inc and Neighbors West Northwest’s Traffic Safety Action-shop is your opportunity to:
- Connect with transportation experts: Workshops will feature a basic overview of transportation policy and funding, environmental design fostering safe and walkable communities, and communication and education strategies designed to change risky behavior. Presenters include staff from Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), along with other professionals working in the field.
- Hear from neighbors about what works: Neighborhood volunteers will share their own success stories highlighting how grassroots efforts have resulted in policy change, safer behavior, and improvements like sidewalks and speed-bumps, etc.
- Walk away with a plan for action: Participants are asked to come with a transportation issue or traffic safety concern they would like to tackle during the second half of the workshop. Whether the concern is broad and uncertain, or very specific, participants will leave with a plan for next steps to a solution. Come alone, or bring a buddy to work on a shared problem. All are welcome!
Accessibility: Workshop facilities are wheelchair accessible. For ADA and language translation requests, please call 503-823-3160 as soon as possible so that we can work together to address your needs.
Do I need to RSVP? Please do, as this will help us prepare and provide enough snacks and a productive learning environment for all. Even if you are interested, but not completely certain at this time, please email John@swni.org or click on the RSVP link above
Meetings: Next Meeting: April 17th, 2017
7:00 - 8:30pm
Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. Room 29
Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Transportation Committee usually meets the third Monday of the month. Confirm scheduled meetings on the Southwest Neighborhoods Calendar.
Contact: David Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Main discussion topic on March 2oth will be the Local Transportation Infrastructure Charge/Neighborhood Streets Program. Below are the links for the LTIC/Neighborhood Streets Program—for people to review before the meeting. The community survey is linked on the second link below.
ODOT Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
STIP is Oregon’s four‐year transportation improvement program. The STIP encompasses funding for all transportation projects on the federal, state, city and county transportation systems. The STIP includes multimodal projects (highway, passenger rail, freight, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian), as well as projects in the National Parks, National Forests, and on Tribal lands. The STIP must include any transportation project that utilizes federal funds and any regionally significant projects funded by the state
Previous Meeting Materials:
February 15, 2017
- Transportation System Development Charge (TSDC) presentation (PDF) provided by Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)
- PBOT web page compete with video and links to the online Open House. Comments on the potential projects are due by February 28.
- The TSDC projects are a subset of the Transportation Systems Plan projects--those projects that are considered "financially constrained" with a timeframe of 1-10 years. Proposed TSDC Project List
- Funded Safety and Active Transportation Investments on Barbur Boulevard
- Typical Cross Section, Capitol Highway (South end to Bertha Boulevard)
- ODOT Project Updates
- ODOT Project Comment Cards
December 2016 and January 2017 meetings were cancelled due to poor weather conditions.
November 21, 2016
Featured Presentations: Metro's SW Corridor Light Rail Project Team
PBOT: Portland is committed to ending traffic violence in our communities. Through the Vision Zero program, the City of Portland and their partners are working to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on Portland streets by 2025.
Portland Comprehensive Plan: Transportation Systems Plan Stage 2-adopted
Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI) Transportation Committee has been reviewing and commenting on the draft Portland Comprehensive Plan Transportation System Plan. Over the past 2 years, SWNI has submitted several letters to the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission on the draft Goals and Policies as well as other details that have been proposed. The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission has Adopted the Transportation System Plan Stage 2 in December 2016
Comprehensive Plan Links:
- BPS website on Recommended Plan Maps (including boundaries of proposed Centers and Corridors—scroll down to the bottom of the page for the maps of Southwest Portland): http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/68387
SWNI Comp Plan/TSP letters to date:
- 12/27/2013 (Working Draft) (PDF 600 KB)
- 10/31/2014 (Proposed Draft) (PDF 1.14 MB)
- 1/2/2015 (Proposed Draft) (PDF 130 KB)
- 3/6/2015 (Proposed Draft) (PDF 700 KB)
Recommended Plan Maps for Southwest Portland:
TSP Chapter 9 (PDF 425 KB)