Share Your Opinion, Help Fund Bike/Ped Improvements

FLIP open house (final)As the refresh of the Foster Streetscape Plan comes to an end, local residents only have a few more chances to make their input heard.  While PBOT wraps up the process through its Stakeholder Advisory Committee meetings and formal analysis, the city-led Foster-Lents Integrated Partnership (FLIP) has hosted three open house workshops to discuss development priorities along the Foster Corridor.  The fourth open house will be on June 4, at which point a development strategy will be presented for the western stretch of Foster, as well as east of the Lents Town Center.  An update of the Streetscape Plan will also be presented, and this will be your opportunity to chime in on cross-section alternatives (4-lane, 3-lane, parking/no parking, bike lanes).  The June 4th open house will take place at Junior Achievement, 7830 SE Foster Road, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

In addition to attending the open house, Metro is seeking your input on proposed transportation projects city- and region-wide.  With limited federal money available, Metro will only be able fund a select group of qualifying projects through a grant application process.  Of projects proposed, the city is seeking $2 million for bicycle and pedestrian improvements along Foster Road, from SE 50th to SE 90th.

Here’s a brief description of the project:
“The project will construct pedestrian, bicycle and transit access improvements along SE Foster Road, from SE Powell Boulevard to SE 90th Avenue. Project elements include: add new median islands with beacons, marked crosswalks, signage, advanced stop bar and signage at existing marked crosswalks and new marked crosswalks; curb extensions at non‐signalized marked crosswalks; install ADA curb ramps, additional street trees, street lighting, bike parking, and bus stop enhancements. The project may include new bicycle facilities on Foster Road. New bicycle facilities may require reducing the number of travel lanes, modification of the existing sidewalks, or loss of on‐street parking. If the project includes new bike facilities construction would be included in the Phase 2 project.”

To make your comments, please follow this link.

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