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Speed Reduction on Neighborhood Cut-Through Routes

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Traffic calming signs and marking for a street with speed bumps
Fixing Our Streets includes funding for reducing speeds on neighborhood streets that have high speeds and high traffic volumes. The projects are focused in areas with PBOT Equity Matrix ratings of 7 or higher.
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UPDATED: What is happening now?

  • 2024 projects constructed include: SE Harold, 92nd to 122nd and NE 139th, NE Glisan to SE Stark. 
  • Design is complete for NE San Rafael, 125th to 138th. Construction is likely to take place in fall 2024 after pavement re-sufacing of the street in summer. 
  • SW 45th Avenue and SW Broadway Drive corridors are in design. Construction is targeted for later 2024 or early 2025.
  • Traffic chicane pilot projects on SE 62nd and NE 119th avenues are in design and targeted for summer or fall 2024 construction.

View PBOT presentation to the Russell Neighborhood Association on NE San Rafael traffic calming project and NE Sacramento-Knott greenway project.


Where are projects taking place?

Street Start PointEnd Point Expected Construction Year
Chicane Pilot Project - Testing lower cost materials for speed reduction impacts
NE SacramentoNE 111thNE 122nd2021
NE ShaverNE 122ndNE 141st2021
SE 60thSE Flavel St.SE Flavel Dr.2021
SE NehalemSE 67thSE 72nd 2021
SE 64thSE ClatsopSE Flavel Dr.2021
SE FlavelSE 52ndSE Clatsop2022
N Columbia WayN FessendenN Smith2022
N OswegoN LombardN Columbia2022
N BuchananN LombardN Columbia2022
NE AinsworthNE MLK Jr. NE 15th2023
N PortsmouthN LombardN Fessenden2023
NE FremontNE 122ndNE 141st2023
SE 135thSE StarkSE Division2023
NE 139thNE GlisanSE Stark2024
SW 45thSW MultnomahSW Taylors Ferry2024
SW Broadway Dr.SW PattonSW Broadway Ave2024
SE HaroldSE 92ndSE 122nd2024
NE San RafaelNE 125thNE 138th2024
SE DukeSE 52ndSE 72nd 2025
SW Burlingame AveSW ChestnutSW Capitol Hwy2023
SW Dolph CtSW Capitol HwySW 30thTBD
SE 62nd AveSE Harney SE Flavel2024
NE 119th NE San RafaelNE Halsey2024

Map of Projects

View a map of the projects.

This is a map showing projects to reduce speed on neighborhood cut-through routes.  It shows the locations for speed bumps, speed cushions and other traffic calming projects on streets throughout the city. PBOT understands that this map is not accessible for users of assistive technology. Due to the complexity of the information the map provides and the currently available map platforms at the city, it will take some time to make adjustments.  We thank you for your patience while we work on a technology-based solution. As we work toward providing accessibility, please contact email address and/or program name phone number to reach PBOT staff who can assist you to get the data you need from the map. You can also contact PBOT’s ADA Coordinator at Lisa.Strader@portlandoregon.gov or at 503-823-5703.

Again, thank you for your understanding and patience.


How were the projects chosen?

PBOT developed an evaluation matrix combining traffic operations like automobile speeds and volumes, policy considerations like priority safe routes to school corridors, and equity impacts using PBOT's Equity Matrix. Streets with the highest speeds and traffic volumes in areas of highest needs were prioritized.

Funding is from the Fixing Our Streets program.


Program Highlight

SW Burlingame Ave is home to a pilot traffic chicane project. Collaborating with the neighborhood, PBOT installed traffic chicanes using more temporary materials. The pilot project's goal is to determine if chicanes can reduce speeds more cost-effectively on narrow streets compared to speed bumps. Other streets in consideration are SW Dolph Ct, NE 118th Ave, and SE 62nd Ave. 

Traffic speed data is collected both before and after implementation to determine impacts to the street. SW Burlingame Ave is the first location in the pilot project.

Image shows a vehicle slowly driving past a newly installed chicane on SW Burlingame Ave.
The traffic chicane pilot project aims to reduce speeds more cost-effectively than speed bumps on narrow streets.

Why traffic calming on SW Burlingame?

SW Burlingame is identified as a Safe Route to School priority investment corridor. Safe Routes to School corridors are where PBOT focuses investments to help families walk, bike, and roll to school safely.

SW Burlingame is an important route for families accessing the Ida B Wells High School and Reike Elementary campuses.


Public Involvement Opportunities

Please contact Scott Cohen at 503-823-5345 or scott.cohen@portlandoregon.gov if you'd like to connect with PBOT staff about upcoming projects.

View past presentation to the Woodlawn Neighborhood Association about the NE Ainsworth Street, NE MLK Blvd to NE 15th Ave.


Will my street be considered?

Please contact 311 to report speeding or other safety issues. You can also look at the last 10 years of PBOT's traffic data available on this web map. This will show you similar data that PBOT staff use to evaluate traffic operations.

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Capital Project Manager, PBOT