Next Meeting

Wednesday May 20th, 2019
7:00 - 9:00pm
Multnomah Arts Center, Room 7
7688 SW Capitol Hwy.

Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Transportation Committee usually meets the third Monday of the month. Confirm scheduled meetings on the Southwest Neighborhoods Calendar.

Meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.


John Tappero,
Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Land Use and Transportation
phone: (503) 823-4592

David Martin,
SWNI Transportation Committee Chair

SWNI Transportation Committee members group:

Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project

SWC LRT Crossroads Community Meeting #3

The Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project’s Crossroads community meeting #3 will be held 


Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington
9620 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland


The public is invited to attend. Staff will report on findings about two route options at “Crossroads,” the area around Barbur Transit Center, including public feedback received.

This meeting is a final opportunity to review and comment. The project Steering Committee will make a decision about the Crossroads route in March.

Metro Presentation- SWC LRT Crossroads Route Evaluation at the  SWNI Watershed Meeting January 17,2019


Southwest In Motion Open House Summary

What we heard at the SWIM Open House

This past fall, PBOT provided both in person and online opportunities for SW Portlanders to learn more about the proposed projects, design treatments, and recommendations contained in Southwest In Motion.


View the Fall 2018 Open House Summary Report and record of all comments received at the SWIM web page


Upcoming Stakeholder Working Group

SWIM Stakeholder Working Group Meeting #19

Thursday February 7th, 2019, 4:30-6:30pm

Community room at Stephens Creek Crossing, 6715 SW 26th ave


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SW Corridor Light Rail Plan-Metro

March 12th 2018 Metro Steering Committee presentation-project update

2018 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)-Metro

The Regional Transportation Plan is a blueprint to guide investments for all forms of travel – motor vehicle, transit, bicycle and walking – and the movement of goods and freight throughout the Portland metropolitan region. The plan identifies current and future transportation needs, investments needed to meet those needs and what funds the region expects to have available over the next 25 years to make those investments a reality. 

Metro RTP presentation 12/18/2017 SWNI Transportation Committee meeting
Metro RTP site
Metro RTP Survey
Metro RTP Interactive map of projects submitted for public review
Metro Draft 2018 RTP Project list (all projects)

Southwest in Motion, (SWIM)

Southwest In Motion is a short-term refinementprioritization and implementation strategy for planned active transportation investments in Southwest Portland. The final plan will identify a realistic 5-year active transportation action plan that provides basic walking and bicycling connectivity as well as access to transit improvements, where they are needed most.

Plan elements

  • Coordination with active planning efforts, such as PedPDX, Portland's Citywide Pedestrian Plan, and Safe Routes To School Strategy and Project Planning.
  • Coordination of past active transportation plans, networks and future projects. This includes the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030, Southwest Urban Trails Plan and other citywide and neighborhood plans.
  • Project list refinement. Changes to the project list may be needed to enhance network effectiveness and implementation feasibility.
  • Evaluation and prioritization of the project list. The result will be a recommended set of short-term projects intended to enhance active transportation options across the Southwest district.
  • Implementation planning. Strategic coordination between the recommended project lists and appropriate funding opportunities will support successful implementation of the plan.

SWIM Presentation, November 20th 2017, Transportation Committee meeting. 

SWIM Presentation

SWIM Project page


Neighborhood Streets Program

PBOT-In Spring 2016 the City adopted the Local Transportation Infrastructure Charge (LTIC), a charge on new infill development occurring on these streets in single-dwelling residential zones. Based on community input, the Neighborhood Streets program framework has been developed to include additional program elements to further address deficient neighborhood streets infrastructure.  Proposed elements are:

  1. Ongoing maintenance of gravel streets
  2. Neighborhood collector enhancements
  3. Residential Local Investment District (LID) enhancements


-View a citywide map of Unimproved Residential Side Streets

-Neighborhood Streets Program- Oct 2017 Powerpoint

-Neighborhood Streets Framework and LTIC -Oct 2017 Document

For more information, contact Anne Hill at


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 --- 2021-2024 Statewide Transportation improvement Program (STIP) Guide 

Project: ODOT OR99W Barbur Blvd
 9/18/17 Project Update --- Safety Improvements Fact Sheet --- Bike Riders Safety improvements 

-Funded Safety and Active Transportation Investments on Barbur Boulevard-        -ODOT’s Barbur Road Safety Audit: Typical Cross Section-     


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.


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


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.


Transportation Systems Plan Stage 3-Proposed Draft

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)