The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will be improving safety for people walking, taking transit, biking, and driving on SE 162nd Ave between SE Stark/Alder St and SE Powell Blvd. The safe crossings are being constructed as part of a partnership between TriMet and the CIty of Portland.
What’s happening now?
This project is in the design phase, and construction is expected to begin in Spring 2021.
In 2018, TriMet added new bus service (line 74) on 162nd Ave. The goals of the 162nd Avenue Safety and Access to Transit Project are:
- Improve pedestrian crossings near transit stops
- Increase safety through street design and reduce illegal speeding
- Enhance bicycle facilities
To accomplish these goals, the project will:
- Build three new pedestrian street crossings serving TriMet’s new Line 74 bus stops, and one at SE Alder which sees a high volume of people crossing the street
- Reduce vehicle travel lanes to create new places to cross the street and discourage illegal speeding
- Add sidewalk where it is missing, street lighting at new crossings, and enhancements to existing bike lanes.
View more information about traffic speed and volume data that supports this project:
$700,000 from TriMet Federal Transit Administration 5307 funds and $900,000 from House Bill 2017 funds