Powell Boulevard (the Po in FoPo) is one of the most challenging streets to work with due to it’s official ownership by the State of Oregon, but that won’t stop people from trying.
Powell (and Foster, and 82nd) is considered a High Crash Corridor … that is, a street that have more traffic collisions than similar streets in the region. Why are there more crashes here thank elsewhere? What are the challenges for people using the street? That’s what the City wants to find out.
The City is holding an Open House this week to talk about Powell Boulevard (the area from the Ross Island bridge to 92nd Ave.) This covers the full length of Foster-Powell neighborhood, and about half a mile along Lents.
SE Powell High Crash Corridor — 1st Open House
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
6:30-8:30 p.m., with optional 7 p.m. presentation
Creston School Cafeteria
4701 SE Bush St, Portland, OR 97206
Bus lines #9, 14, 71
For more information on other proposed improvements to Powell, check out the “Inner Powell Boulevard Streetscape Plan” from 2007. This report is one of the starting points for the high-crash corridor discussion, take a look and see what they’ve already found, and see if you can expand on their ideas at the Open House.
Additionally, Powell is under discussion as a Metro High Capactiy Transit corridor, with the potential of a Light Rail or Bus Rapid Transit line. More than anything, this project has the potential to reshape and transform Powell Boulevard into something different than it is today.
If you have any questions about this high crash corridor project, please contact Clay at Clay.Veka@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-4998.