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Gateway to Opportunity

Transportation
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Gateway to Opportunity will invest in more convenient transit connections, encourage bicycling, and contribute to increased safety, to enhance the quality of life and provide better connections to schools, parks, neighborhood businesses, and public transit for all East Portlanders.
Construction from 2018 to 2021
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Project Background

A historically underinvested area of Portland, Gateway has lacked safe infrastructure for walking, biking, and taking transit. Streets have been difficult to cross and acted as barriers to opportunity. PBOT’s Gateway to Opportunity project aims to change that. 

Project Components

Gateway to Opportunity Project Elements
ItemStatus
NE 102nd sidewalk infill NE Sandy to I-84 (Fixing Our Streets)Complete Summer 2018
Halsey-WeidlerStreetscape projectComplete Summer 2019
122nd Ave Plan: Safety, Access, and TransitPublic engagement 2018
Portland's Enhanced Transit Corridors PlanAdopted 2018
I-205 overcrossing improvements on NE HalseyOn hold
130s Neighborhood GreenwayConstruction 2019-2020
102nd street reconfiguration (NE Weidler to Fremont) - Fall 2019Construction 2019-2020
East Glisan Street Update (102nd-city limits) – Fall 2019Construction 2019
HOP Neighborhood Greenway – Spring 2020Complete 2020
100s Neighborhood Greenway – Spring 2020
NE Shaver sidewalk infill near Parkrose High (Fixing Our Streets Safe Routes to School)Construction 2020
Outer Halsey corridor improvements (NE 114-city limits)Construction 2020
I-205 undercrossingConstruction 2021
Gateway to Opportunity Project Map

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The Big Jump Challenge

The Gateway to Opportunity focus area is also part of a national effort to develop best practices related to multimodal network connectivity. People for Bikes, a national nonprofit focused on improving bicycling in America, hosted “The Big Jump,” a nationwide challenge to identify 10 partner cities focused on improving bicycle networks. People for Bikes selected Portland’s “Gateway to Opportunity” proposal from 78 other cities to participate in this program. 

The City worked with a number of community organizations including East Portland Action Plan’s Land Use & Transportation committee, Friends of Gateway Green, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, Oregon Walks, and The Street Trust to develop the proposal. PBOT staff will use information from this effort to determine best practices for bicycle network connectivity and share best practices with other cities across America.

The proposal area boundary comprises the I-205 bike path to the west, I-84 to the north, NE 132nd Ave to the east (the 130s bikeway), and E Burnside to the south, connecting to TriMet’s Blue line MAX service.  As part of this effort, PBOT is also focusing on walking and bicycling connections across I-205 and I-84.

PBOT thanks Prosper Portland for its efforts in funding safe transportation infrastructure in Gateway.

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Project Funding

Funding for Gateway to Opportunity projects is provided by Fixing our Streets, Prosper Portland, City General Fund, TSDCs, and the Oregon Dept. of Transportation.