About the Study
This study was initiated by the City of Portland for the purpose of making improvements in vehicle/bicycle/pedestrian access and safety in a portion of the city core, which for the purpose of this study generally consists of State Street between Marginal Way and York Street, and High Street between Forest Avenue and Commercial Street.
A large proportion of the infrastructure within this area is in need of upgrading, so before making any financial investment, it makes sense to assess what kind of changes could make the area more functional for all transportation modes – pedestrians, bicycles, transit and other vehicles. The study will look at the potential effects of making State and High Streets two-way for vehicular traffic, adjusting turning patterns, adding bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and other changes that could enhance the livability of this vital part of Portland.
The study will assess how these changes would affect mobility, parking and safety, as well as estimating approximate costs to make any proposed changes, including already needed upgrades.
The Public Advisory Committee and the Community Advisors will meet three times, in July, late fall/early winter and late winter. To broaden public input, the study team is also be planning two public workshops, one in September and one in February, along with encouraging the public to make online comments at key points during the study. Specific information on meetings is above.
Study Team Members
Public Advisory Committee