FIX OUR STREETS PORTLAND:
STREET IMPROVEMENTS IN EVERY QUADRANT.
MONITORED BY CITIZEN OVERSIGHT.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation has created a list that explicitly identifies specific locations, cost estimates, and types of improvements planned to be funded by the temporary ten cent gas tax. Below is a partial project list, followed by basic information about the citizen oversight committee. Click HERE for a full list of the projects to be funded, and click HERE to see more detailed information about the citizen oversight committee.
$35.8 MILLION FOR PAVING AND MAINTENANCE
An independent audit from the City Club of Portland confirmed that the city need more money to conduct the basic road maintenance to avoid many of our busy streets from falling into costly disrepair. Road maintenance now saves money on avoiding repairs in the future. The temporary gas tax would raise revenues for basic road maintenance on streets including:
N Williams from Stanton to Cook
SW 4th Avenue from Lincoln to Burnside
SW Vermont from Oleson to Capitol
SE 136th from Foster to Division
SE 50th from Division to Hawthorne
42nd Ave from Brazee to Wistaria Dr
NE Alberta from 15th to 30th
SW Main from 1st to 2nd
$16.9 MILLION TO FIX DANGEROUS STREETS, INCLUDING:
Many Portlanders are forced to drive, bike and walk on busy, unsafe streets lacking the basic crosswalks, sidewalks and safety features to ensure that every Portlander can get to their jobs, schools and places of worship. Fix Our Streets Portland would raise nearly $17 million to fix many of our worst intersections and streets, including:
Filling sidewalk gaps on streets including NE 148th, SE Flavel and SW Capitol Highway
Increased lighting, traffic calming, and safer access to TriMet bus stations
Separated Bicycle Lane projects in City Center, East Portland, and Southwest Portland
Traffic calming and safety improvements on High Crash Corridors including 122nd, 82nd, NE Sandy and SW Beaverton-Hillsdale
Crossing improvements to NE Glisan, NE 102nd, NE MLK, NE 82nd, and SW Naito
All projects built with the temporary gas tax to be built in compliance with nationally-recognized ADA standards.
$10.4 MILLION FOR SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL AND NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAY PROJECTS, INCLUDING:
Portland students love being able to walk and bike to school. Unfortunately, many neighborhoods are lacking the basic crosswalks and sidewalks necessary to allow students to get to class safely. Additionally, Portland Public Schools' recent redistricting has changed many students' neighborhood schools, and revenue is needed to ensure Portland students can cross busy streets safely to their new school. The City of Portland's Safe Routes to School program has increased students' rates of biking and walking by 36% since 2006, and Fix Our Streets Portland raises money for improvements near schools including:
Sidewalks near David Douglas HS in East Portland
Traffic Calming near Beverly Cleary ES in Northeast Portland
Shoulder improvements near Forest Park ES in Northwest Portland
Crosswalks near Jackson MS in Southwest Portland
Five Greenways in neighborhoods including Goose Hollow, Woodlawn, Montavilla, Hazelwood and Brentwood-Darlington
To ensure fiscal transparency and project accountability, every dollar raised and spent by the temporary gas tax will be reviewed by an independent citizen oversight committee. This group will monitor revenue and expenditures, provide an annual report to City Council, and ensure the funds are spent on the outlined objectives detailed in the Fix Our Streets Portland campaign. The group will include representation from local businesses, transportation advocates, neighborhood residents, and equity communities.
Click HERE to see further details of the Citizen Oversight Committee.
WANT TO SEE THE FULL LIST?
Click HERE to check out the full list of slated projects and improvements proposed by the Fix Our Streets Portland campaign.