West Portland Crossroads:
Barbur Blvd / I-5 / Capitol Hwy
/ Taylor Ferry Rd / Huber St.
2010 West Portland Crossroads Residential Survey:
(327 respondents from 6 neighborhood associations)
86% of respondents favor adding more sidewalks.
82% requested improved pedestrian crosswalks.
78% favor improved access to transit / bus stops.
97% use cars to access grocery stores.
74% use cars to get to work.
Sidewalk Gaps Huber Street
SW Neighborhood Collectors
Minor Emergency Response Routes;
Posted Speed limits usually 30 or 35 mph;
Actual speeds often in upper 30’s / lower 40’s
Transit Routes with unimproved bus stops;
Designated City Walkways and Bikeways;
Few marked crosswalks;
Substandard Streets due to lack of curbs,
gutters, storm drains & sidewalks.
Woods Creek Drainage and
Curves on Garden Home Road
Common SW land uses along collector
streets: Mostly single family residential
(R-7 or R-10); some irregular or large
lots; riparian areas zoned conservation
or environmental protection.
SW 49th Ave & Garden Home Rd
60 ft ROW with two 12 ft traffic lanes
36 ft of ROW available:
Storm water mgmt;
utilities; on street
parking; bus stops;
bike & pedestrian
Multnomah Boulevard – 45 mph speed limit;
frequent pedestrian use of bike lanes.
Multnomah Blvd: Sidewalk Gap
(Access to Grocery Store)
An inexpensive solution:
installed by homeowner?
Off street paths and trails in public ROW:
Maintained and supported by neighbors.
Off street trails in public ROW: Need for
maintenance & improvement: clear vegetation,
add gravel, convert to asphalt or
SW Urban Trails:
Supported by the SW
Community Plan and
SW Neighborhoods, Inc.
Asphalt Pathway on Garden Home:
Estimated cost $34.00 / square yard.
This is the least cost solution that would meet
ADA compliance; preferred alternative in Ashcreek
City of Portland Pedestrian Design Guide:
Section D; Pathways and Stairs; page 12
Standard street design with bike lane,
curb, gutter and sidewalk
(Oleson Road / WA County Example)
Estimated costs of
$40.00 square yard
Does not include:
Infill Development & Waivers of Remonstrance
A waiver of remonstrance means that a property is
automatically counted in favor of a street
improvement for a future Local Improvement
A remonstrance is a formal appeal to an action being
taken by City Council to form an LID.
The City receives waivers from the original developer
in lieu of requiring a street improvement. The waiver
discloses to property owners their future responsibility
to share in the cost of street improvements.
SW Pedestrian Project Summary:
Challenges: Scarce funding, added expense
due to topography, cooperation between city
bureaus, preservation of neighborhood
character, resistance to change among
Opportunities: Reduce local dependence on
autos for short trips, improved safety,
community livability, resident’s health and
fitness, multiple benefits to people and
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