Street Makeover On the Way in Portland
Jonathan Maus is planning a makeover of NE Tillamook Street to improve bike infrastructure and slow car traffic—all for the low price of $150,000.
Project improvements include 23 new speed bumps, market crossings, green colored bike boxes, chevron markings, a larger median, and "daylighted" intersections.
That last point is in keeping with a newly adopted policy at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) that calls for 20 feet of clearance between parked cars and all intersections. "Daylighting approaches to intersections and pedestrian crossings by setting back on-street parking is current best practice in cities across the country," according to the PBOT website devoted to the new policy.