Update 2013-10-08: Thanks to the voices of hundreds of community members like you, Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick announced his intent to conduct a study and ensure that the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has the time and resources it needs to find the right solution.
We have a simple request for Portland City Council: work with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Metro to study the effects of proposed safety improvements on SW Barbur. Our request is being heard loud and clear thanks to hundreds of BTA members and supporters, like you, who are contacting Portland City Council. Thank you.
Unfortunately, the City of Portland is not planning to study safety of SW Barbur when they adopt the SW Corridor Plan on October 9th.
If ODOT is going to make safety improvements on SW Barbur, they need to know it’s a local priority. If Portland City Council won’t speak up for safety, it’s time for us to speak up for ourselves.
Everyone who wants safety on SW Barbur should join us at City Hall on October 9th at 1:30PM to testify in support of safe streets. The resolution will be heard promptly at two o’clock, which is why we will gather a half hour early to sign up to speak.
The message is simple. We will be asking Portland City Council to put safety first and amend the SW Corridor Plan resolution to include the following:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Council directs staff to initiate a transparent and collaborative process with Metro and ODOT to study the Barbur lane diet option on SW Barbur Blvd. from Terwilliger to Hamilton. (SW Corridor Plan Projects #5006 & #1019)
Testify In Support of a Safer SW Barbur
Show your support
at Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th
on Wednesday, October 9th, at 1:30PM