PBOT will take away bike lanes, return auto parking to NW Overton


Supply: PBOT. Be aware that PBOT’s new drawing on the precise doesn’t present the automotive parking that may return to the road.

The Metropolis of Portland simply confirmed adjustments to the neighborhood greenway route on NW Overton.

As we reported final week, the transportation bureau had second ideas about their design on Overton between ninth and tenth simply over one month after it was first put in. Native companies (particularly Ovation Espresso & Tea) fumed concerning the elimination of on-street parking areas that got here with addition of latest bike lanes and first responders mentioned the visitors diverter on the NW ninth/Overton intersection made it laborious to show. Many drivers additionally selected to disregard the westbound prohibition — particularly when visitors backed up because of the busy railroad crossing close by.

PBOT’s new plan will take away the bike lane, add again a lot of the auto parking, and add shared-lane markings to the block. They’ll transfer the eastbound-only, one-way driving configuration two blocks over.

Within the graphic despatched out by PBOT in the present day, the brand new plan drawing didn’t present automobiles parked on the road. They haven’t mentioned what number of areas will probably be returned, however we are able to count on to see them on either side of the road aside from the ramp into the Encore Condominium constructing, close to the corners, and on the jap edge the place the bike lane will stay.

Journey ’em when you can! (Picture: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

“Because of each communication with space stakeholders and on-site evaluations, the mission group will probably be transferring the NW Overton visitors sample change from NW ninth Ave to NW eleventh  Ave to enhance visitors operational points. The revised design will enhance entry to NW Overton Avenue, notably for freight autos and through practice occasions, whereas decreasing cut-through visitors on the NW Pettygrove/NW Overton neighborhood greenway,” learn a PBOT assertion launched earlier in the present day couple of minutes in the past. Right here’s extra concerning the adjustments (taken instantly from PBOT):

  • NW Overton Avenue between NW eleventh and twelfth avenues will turn out to be one-way eastbound just for auto journey to discourage cut-through visitors on the NW Overton-Pettygrove Neighborhood Greenway.
  • A piece of bollard-protected bike lane will stay on the south aspect of NW Overton Avenue approaching NW ninth Avenue to permit folks biking to bypass automobile queues.
  • No adjustments will probably be made to the present quantity of on-street parking on NW Overton Avenue between NW twelfth and NW eleventh avenues. No adjustments will made to NW Overton St between NW eleventh and NW tenth avenues. 
  • On-street parking on NW Overton Avenue between NW ninth and NW tenth avenues will probably be restored on either side of the road, besides the place the quick bike lane will stay.

The adjustments will probably be made as quickly as climate permits and PBOT says as soon as the brand new configuration is in place they’ll monitor visitors for six months to find out if any adjustments needs to be made. However in fact they mentioned that the primary time and solely waited about 5 weeks earlier than making main adjustments, so we’ll have to attend and see how this all performs out.

This work is a part of the NW Pettygrove Neighborhood Greenway mission, a key a part of town’s Northwest in Movement Plan. Be taught extra concerning the mission on the official web site.

NOTE, 6:59 pm: This submit was initially revealed with a doctored picture. I assumed it was foolish that PBOT didn’t add the automotive icons to their conceptual drawing of the brand new plans, so I added in a bunch of my very own. I shouldn’t have carried out that, as a result of it’s deceptive. I changed that picture with the unique and remorse any confusion.

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