What's happening now?
Due to limited contractor availability, construction on the 7th Avenue Neighborhood Greenway has been delayed until spring/summer 2023. PBOT will update residents and property owners in advance of construction starting.
Construction is complete on NE Couch Rose Lane Project.
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NE/SE 7th Avenue Neighborhood Greenway
Improve bicycling and walking with a new neighborhood greenway connection along NE 7th Avenue between SE Washington Street to Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge.
This project includes traffic operations changes and parking removal.
Construction consists of speed bumps will calm vehicle traffic speeds and reflective wands at select intersections will discourage cut-through traffic.
Visibility and crossing safety will be improved by removing parking near intersections.
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Walking and biking
The project will create a new north/south bike connection on 7th Avenue between SE Washington and the new Blumenauer bicycle and pedestrian bridge.
A new westbound bike lane will be installed on the north side of SE Washington.
The project will result in improved safety for people walking and bicycling and a stronger connection between the Central Eastside and Lloyd neighborhoods.
NE Couch Rose Lane Project
Through the Rose Lane Project, PBOT is giving buses and streetcars priority on the road, helping more Portlanders get where they need to go more reliably and quickly.
The NE Couch Rose Lane project:
- Is improving transit speed and reliability for transit riders on lines 12, 19, and 20.
- Provided a bus-and-turn (BAT) lane on NE Couch Street between NE 12th and 6th avenues.
- Improved bicycling by extending the bike lane from 6th to 7th avenues. In addition, people biking will be allowed to use BAT lane between NE 12th and 7th avenues.
- Included traffic signal controller upgrades to better coordinate between approximately 30 traffic signals on NE Couch Street, E Burnside Street, NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, and NE Grand Avenue.
This project builds upon Portland’s existing efforts to improve transit speed and reliability.
Bus-and-turn (BAT) lanes on NE Couch Street is improving the speed and reliability of bus service. BAT lanes allow the buses to access and get to the Burnside Bridge, relieving a major pinch point in the transit system. The new bus lane is benefitting the thousands of Portlanders who travel on TriMet lines 12, 19, 20.
Thanks to this project, it is anticipated that transit riders going west on lines 12, 19, and 20 will save between 30 seconds and 1.5 minutes of travel time during the morning commute. If you ride the bus through here five days a week, you could get up to four hours of your time back each year.
- Learn more about the proposed project on NE Couch and its benefits.
- Learn more about Rose Lane projects along bus line 12 and their benefits.
- Learn more about Rose Lane projects along bus line 20 and their benefits.
This project includes a general travel lane reallocation and parking removal.
The right general travel lane will be re-allocated between NE 6th and 12th avenues for the bus-and-turn lane. Vehicle traffic will still be able to use the lane to make right turns at driveways and at intersections.
Parking along the north side of NE Couch between NE 6th and 7th avenues will be removed.
Riding the bus
A fast and more reliable trip - the new bus-and-turn lane will allow TriMet buses and riders to bypass congestion
The bus-and-turn lane will be created on NE Couch Street by re-purposing an existing travel lane
Parking access on both side of NE Couch will remain.
Right turns from NE Couch onto most side streets and into driveways will continue to be allowed
A new direct, downhill bike connection to the Burnside Bridge from NE 12th Avenue.
A new north/south bike connection on 7th Avenue between SE Washington and the new Blumenauer bicycle and pedestrian bridge.
- Spring 2022 - Finalize design
- Summer 2022 – Construction
Upcoming public involvement opportunities
To request a presentation or meeting, contact PBOT CCIM Program Manager Gabe Graff at email@example.com.
Past public involvement
- Construction notice to properties near NE/SE 7th Avenue:
2020-2021 – Rose Lane Open House
2020 - Council adoption of Portland’s Rose Lane Project
2018 – Council adoption of Central City in Motion Implementation Plan
2016-2018 - Central City in Motion Implementation Plan Engagement
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