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122nd Avenue Plan: Safety, Access, Transit

In Planning
The 122nd Avenue Plan identifies improvements to increase safety and improve access for all. Plan recommendations include changes to the street cross-section, additional enhanced crossings, lighting, signal changes, and more.
122nd Avenue existin condition
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What's happening now?

Thank you to everyone who provided input during the development of the 122nd Avenue Plan. In 2023, the plan was updated to reflect the $20 million US Department of Transportation Safe Streets and Roads for All grant award, which will fund many of the safety improvements identified in the draft plan. The final plan will be presented to City Council when the Safe Streets for All grant award is accepted, which is anticipated in Spring 2024.

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Project Goals

  • Increase safety for all, improve pedestrian and bicycle access and support better transit while balancing needs of freight and other modes.
  • Identify improvements to help eliminate serious injuries and fatalities and remove 122nd from the Vision Zero High Crash Corridor Network.

Project Background

122nd Avenue, 6.4 miles in length, acts as both a north-south regional connector and as the backbone for many neighborhood centers in east Portland. The street carries a lot of travelers with large vehicles volumes, a bus line, and many people walking, biking, and rolling. This is a hardworking street serving essential jobs and services. 

There is growing need and community demand for a safer street and better transit, bicycle facilities, sidewalks, crossings and streetscape along the 122nd Avenue. Currently, 122nd Ave is a difficult and stressful environment to walk, bike, cross the street, and access transit. The street—typically a five-lane road with on-street parking—has narrow bike lanes that become turn lanes at major signalized intersections, narrow and substandard sidewalks, crosswalks that do not meet the City's crosswalk spacing guidelines, buses that experience delay, and gaps in streetlighting that contribute to personal safety concerns. 122nd Avenue has also been identified as part of the Vision Zero High Crash Network.

Learn more about the project background with the documents below.

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Final 122nd Avenue Plan:

2022 122nd Avenue Plan:

2021 Online Open House:

Online Open House website

Online Open House Newsletter, March 2022

2021 Proposed Plan Recommendations:

Background Materials:

November 2018 Open House Materials:

2018 Fact Sheet: