Speed Reduction on 72nd Ave

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At our 9-March meeting, the association discussed and then voted to support a letter to the Portland Bureau of Transportation requesting that they honor the city code that lowered speed limits to 20 MPH and update the posted speed limit on SE 72nd Avenue. The letter is below. You can find the meeting minutes here.

Attachment A – Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association letter (email) of support for traffic calming on SE 72nd, March 2015
Attachment B – Traffic data, 2016 (before the Foster Road Streetscape)
Attachment C – Traffic data, 2019 (after the Foster Road Streetscape)
Attachment D – Participation in Vision Zero Yard Sign Lender Program; ‘Slow Down’ signs were posted in residents’ yards along SE 72 Ave between Powell and Holgate; residents of SE 72 Ave went door-to-door and collected 54 signatures, enough for 9 signs; 2016 (*Note: in 2019, a resident picked up replacement signs, as most had been damaged or disappeared)
Attachment E – Emails from resident pursuing traffic calming on SE 72 Ave, 2014-2017

UPDATE: We received a response from PBOT!

You can contact us for an update on this request by calling 823-SAFE or emailing safe@portlandoregon.gov and referring to record #1808426.

It may take some time for an engineer to get to this request, but based on some brief conversation yesterday, I believe it is likely we will move forward with a 20 mph speed limit on this segment of 72nd Avenue. I can’t guarantee anything until an engineer takes a look. Thanks for your patience, and I’m sorry to hear about the speeding issues you’re experiencing.

Email from Portland Bureau of Transportation

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  1. Kerry

    Thank you, Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association, PBOT, and neighbors for helping make SE 72 Ave a safer street!

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