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.
|NE 102nd sidewalk infill NE Sandy to I-84 (Fixing Our Streets)||Complete Summer 2018|
|Halsey-WeidlerStreetscape project||Complete Summer 2019|
|122nd Ave Plan: Safety, Access, and Transit||Public engagement 2018|
|Portland's Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan||Adopted 2018|
|I-205 overcrossing improvements on NE Halsey||On hold|
|130s Neighborhood Greenway||Construction 2019-2020|
|102nd street reconfiguration (NE Weidler to Fremont) - Fall 2019||Construction 2019-2020|
|East Glisan Street Update (102nd-city limits) – Fall 2019||Construction 2019|
|HOP Neighborhood Greenway – Spring 2020||Complete 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 undercrossing||Construction 2021|
View an interactive map of all Fixing Our Streets projects. Download a larger Gateway to Opportunity project map below:
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.