Land Use & Transportation

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The Land Use & Transportation Committee tracks and responds to land use and transportation issues in North Tabor. To contact the Land Use & Transportation Committee, leave a comment here or send an email to landuse@northtabor.org

North Tabor has a very active Transportation and Land use Committee including several related sub-committees. If you are interested in ANY of these subjects, then we want you! Please note that all of the committee meetings are open to the public. To get in on the conversation, please feel free to email Terry Dublinski-Milton

The main T/LU Committee, chaired by Terry Dublinski-Milton, meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm at local businesses (see our calendar). All are welcome to attend as issues change monthly. We have been diligently working on grant proposals, help salvage materials from demolitions, and work with other neighborhood to create more conductivity for the entire city! Come join us!

In the near term, we need help gaining our TGM (Transportation Growth Management) Grant to improve the 60th street Station MAX Stop access for all modes. If we are awarded the grant, it will improve NE Oregon including sidewalks, add bike lane conductivity to the MAX, upgrade pedestrian crossing on 62nd at Glisan and Burnside, improve sidewalks and crossings on 60th, and hopefully add greenways to Mount Tabor and Normandale Parks! As a neighborhood without a central park, having safe access to regional parks is important. If you would like to support us in this endeavor, please add you opinions to the Comprehensive MAP. Just click on the transportation Tab, highlight the circle around the MAX and comment! There are other projects as well on the map and the city is accepting public comment until November 4th.

C.U.R.B.S. (Citizen’s United Rebuilding Burnside Safely) This committee meets irregularly and is focused on modernizing East Burnside for all modes of travel. It is designated as a High Crash Corridor by the city, but has yet to be modernized. At the neighborhood, city, and Metro level Burnside is designated as the highest classification of Bikeway as well as a pedestrian corridor. Plans are in the works to gain momentum for a new design that fits with Metro’s Regional Active Transportation plan and makes Burnside safe for all users.

S.R.T.S. (Safe Routes to Schools) As a neighborhood without a school, having safe routes to walk or bike to school and parks for our neighborhood is a very high priority, as told by our neighborhood visioning. Hence, we are working on creating a “radial network” of safe routes to schools based on the Davis-Everett Greenway, NE 41st, 53rd and 62nd. As part of this network, we also are working on connecting east to Montavilla and south via 58th/57th to get to Mount Tabor Middle School (MTMS). The Portland Public School District has agreed to endorse a grant proposal for a crossing of Burnside side as part of their $4+ million of SRTS money from the school rebuilding bond. If you would like to help with this grant proposal, we want you!

T.W.G. (Transportation Working Group) of the P.G.N.A. (Providence Good Neighbor Agreement) is a working group that reports to the Providence GNA made up of representatives of Laurelhurst, North Tabor and Providence Hospital. Currently we are working on improving pedestrian, bike and Tri-met access to the hospital in an attempt to limit the number of Single Occupancy Vehicles coming through our neighborhood, while increasing our livability at the same time. If interested, these meeting are held monthly. Would you like to see the 19 move to frequent service?

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