Presentation: 2014 Barbur Data Collection Report
At the January 21, 2015 SWNI Transportation Committee Meeting, ODOT staff presented and discussed the 2014 Barbur Data Collection Report: ftp://ftp.odot.state.or.us//Barbur_Data_Collection
. The following document is a response from ODOT to SW Community Questions.
Presentation: Portland Comprehensive Plan and Transportation System Plan Policy, Courtney Duke, PBOT
The following document was presented at the October 20th SWNI Transportation Committee Meeting
Capitol Highway Stormwater and Transportation Improvements
A long-term dream and goal of SW Neighborhoods, Inc. is construction of sidewalks, bike lanes, and storm water management on Capitol Hwy from the Multnomah Village viaduct south to Taylors Ferry Road. The history is long. The city issued the Capitol Highway Plan in 1996 and the SW Capitol Highway Refinement Report in 2011. The City of Portland has recently completed several important bicycle and pedestrian projects in southwest Portland. We believe it is now time to turn to Capitol Highway. See the links below for our September 4, 2014 letter to City Council and the three page report by Transportation Committee member Al Iverson.
ODOT: OR99W: SW Barbur Blvd @ 13th Avenue Pedestrian Crossing
ODOT is notifying neighbors about some new pedestrian improvements that will be constructed along SW Barbur at SW 13th Ave. These improvements include:
- Use Temporary Work Zone Traffic Control for safety of site
- Install a Solar Powered Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) at the existing marked crossing and Median Island.
- Install cast-in-place yellow truncated dome detectable warning devices at locations shown on the plans.
- Perform additional and incidental Work as called for by the Specifications and Plans.
The public should expect construction impacts in this area. Motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users need to be aware that ODOT will be restricting one lane of traffic northbound on SW Barbur Blvd. as well as occasional lane restrictions on SW Barbur Blvd. headed southbound. TriMet bus stops will temporarily be relocated during construction. Northbound and Southbound shoulder bike lanes in this section of SW Barbur Blvd. will be closed intermittently during construction. Construction will begin June of 2014 and will be completed (60) days after construction begins. Should you have any questions about this project, please contact Shelli Romero at (503) 731-8231 or by email at Shelli.Romero@odot.state.or.us
Southwest Corridor Plan
The Southwest Corridor Plan is a comprehensive planning effort to create livable and sustainable communities along the corridor between Portland, Tigard and Sherwood through integrated community investments in land use and transportation.
Read more: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id/35309
Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI) comment letter dated May 30, 2014
to view comment letter
sent by Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. regarding the draft recommendations for the Southwest Corridor Plan (5/6/2014 draft). We requested officials review our comments prior to consideration of final recommendations at the June 9 SWC Steering Committee meeting.
During the April 29th SW Corridor Community Forum, citizens were given an opportunity to provide comments about the SW Corridor Plan on written comment cards. These are summarized HERE
. Citizens were also invited to participate in a Community Preference Exercise by voting on future projects in Southwest Portland associated with the SW Corridor Plan. These results are summarized HERE
. Both documents were forwarded to panelists and their staff on May 14, 2014.
SWNI Southwest Corridor Community Forum - April 29, 2014
for an audio recording
of the event. Informal SWNI SWC notes
are also available for review from the event. The SWNI forum was held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in the Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium. Attendees learned about Metro's Southwest Corridor Plan; how high capacity transit could improve access to jobs, services and education in SW Portland and how this could improve overall livability within the Portland section of the Corridor. Residents had an opportunity to let elected officials hear their comments, suggestions, reservations, etc. about a high capacity transit project coming to SW Portland. SWNI thanks the decision-makers panel; Mayor Charlie Hales
, Commissioner Steve Novick
, ODOT Region 1 Manager Jason Tell
, TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane
, Metro Councilor Bob Stacey
and SWNI President Marianne Fitzgerald
. See pictures below.
Neighborhoods vote on SW Corridor Projects
Metro is refining the Southwest Corridor Plan in preparation for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement phase that begins in July 2014. The SWNI Transportation Committee solicited the top three priority SW Corridor “roadway and active transportation” projects from every neighborhood association and submitted the results to Commissioner Steve Novick, responsible for the Bureau of Transportation.
April 29, 2014 Letter to Commissioner Novick Contains priority project selections for each neighborhood and a tally of votes by project. (copied to Mayor Charlie Hales, Commissioners Fish, Fritz and Saltzman, Metro Councilors Bob Stacey and Craig Dirksen, TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane, ODOT Region 1 Manager Jason Tell, City of Portland's Leah Treat, Susan Anderson, Joan Fredrickson and Denver Igarts, Metro's Elissa Gertler, Malu Wilkinson and Juan Carlos Ocana-Chiu, SWNI's Sylvia Bogert, Roger Averbeck and John Gibbon.) (PDF 819KB)
Read the SWNI Transportation Committee Report (submitted January 2014 and printed in the February SW News newspaper)
Memo from Marianne Fitzgerald, SWNI President and Roger Averbeck, SWNI Transportation Committee Chair, January 2014 (PDF)
SWC Plan Portland Roadway and Active Transportation Projects (Project descriptions - PDF)
Southwest Corridor Plan Projects in Portland (Map - PDF)
Southwest Corridor Plan Portland Roadway and Active Transportation Projects (Form - PDF)
The Portland Working Group has been created as a forum for Portlanders to learn about the current phase of the Southwest Corridor Plan and provide input on High Capacity Transit (HCT) options as well as related roadway and multimodal transportation projects.
Read more: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/64232
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