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 27thCome 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

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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, transportation@swni.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

-SWNI STIP Letter to ODOT-     -Comment Card-

-What is the STIP-     -ODOT Project Update-     -Funded Safety and Active Transportation Investments on Barbur Boulevard-        -ODOT’s Barbur Road Safety Audit: Typical Cross Section-          

sw street condPrevious Meeting Materials:

February 15, 2017


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


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Vision Zero

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.

The Vision Zero Task Force has overseen the creation of a draft Vision Zero Action Plan with specific steps to make streets safe.

Portland Comprehensive Plan: Transportation Systems Plan Stage 2-adopted

TSP Major Projects List

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:

SWNI Comp Plan/TSP letters to date:

Recommended Plan Maps for Southwest Portland:

TSP Chapter 9 (PDF 425 KB)



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