PBOT requests $2.24 million for Foster Rd safety improvements

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has submitted a grant application to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for safety improvements to Foster Road:

“The SE Foster Road Safety and Sidewalk Enhancement Project will design and construct elements of the Foster Road Transportation and Streetscape Plan (adopted in 2003 and updated in 2013) along SE Foster Road between SE 50th Ave and SE 90th Ave. It will primarily focus on pedestrian and bicycle crossing safety and access to transit, followed by streetscape improvements in the priority Districts identified in the Plan. Improvements will include:• Pedestrian safety crossing improvements along the corridor • Bus Stop Improvements. (e.g. seating, shelters, ADA landing pads) at multiple locations along the corridor, to be determined in coordination with TriMet • Signal synchronization equipment upgrades • Bike parking, facilities and crossing improvements along SE Foster.”

 See the full project list at https://fosterpowell.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/PBOT-2012-STIP-Enhance-Grant-Submittals_Summary.pdf.


Foster Road Cross Section Draft Alternatives

The Foster Road Cross Section Draft Alternatives document was the starting point for discussion at the November 15, 2012, meeting of the Foster Streetscape Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committee. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, December 13 at 6:00 PM at SE Works, 7916 SE Foster Road, Suite 104.

View the meeting materials from the November SAC meeting and the draft alternatives here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/420815


Take an online survey to share your vision for Laurelwood Park!

Hello Friends and Neighbors: Please take five minutes to complete this quick on-line survey to record your ideas and wishes for the Laurelwood Park Vision and Master Plan.

The survey is available online Until 12/16/2012.  The survey is available at the following link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W82HJF7.

The Foster Green EcoDistrict is hosting and facilitating a vision and master plan for Laurelwood Park, located at Holgate and Foster. The project includes community engagement surveys that will lead to two conceptual plan alternatives. The community will be engaged to decide on a preferred concept for the park. The final plan will be submitted to the City for formal adoption. The Laurelwood Park Vision and Master plan complements other capital improvement efforts in the corridor. The first Community Workshop took place Thursday Dec 6th at Bar Carlo.