When our community comes together we can achieve great things!
On June 24 state leaders announced $80 million in funding for 82nd ave. This funding in addition to the $70 million pledged from ODOT and $35 million from PBOT will bring together $185 million for upgraded signals, lighting, ADA ramps, pavement, and other safety improvements.
This funding also comes with a landmark agreement for a plan to achieve the long-fought community goal of transferring the jurisdiction over 82nd Avenue from the state to the City of Portland.
Our community has been voicing concern over 82nd Ave for many years and now we are heading in the right direction. This major accomplishment could not have been possible without the effort and energy from advocates who have been fighting for a safe 82nd Ave.
Big shout out to all partners – Representative Khanh Pham, Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, Speaker Tina Kotek, APANO, 82nd Avenue Improvement Coalition, The Street Trust and many more.
UPDATE 6/15/21: Recently Oregon Department of Transportation and Portland Bureau of Transportation came to an agreement that would fund and transfer 82nd Ave. Read more here.
This agreement would bring a total of $185 million dollars to 82nd Ave for safety and ADA improvements and include transfering 82nd Ave from state to city control. Both agencies are asking the state legislature to endorse and fund $80 million to 82nd Ave to kickstart this plan.
ACTION: You can help! You can send a quick email to decision-makers to let them know that we need a safe 82nd Ave now.
- It’s easy, click here and you can easily send them an email letting them know our community has had enough of deadly roads.
82nd Avenue in Portland is one of Oregon’s most dangerous streets. This deadly highway cutting through our community in Portland has unnecessarily taken lives from us and permanently injured many more.
Our community has had to deal with this state-owned highway that has failed to meet our basic safety needs. During a two-week period, our community suffered the unnecessary loss of two lives at the same intersection. These deaths were shocking but did not come as a surprise as we knew that this corridor is nowhere close to meeting our safety standards.
On May 7th alongside Representative Khahn Pham, The Street Trust, activists, organizers, and political leaders we held a rally to demand emergency safety improvements and placemaking investments on 82nd Avenue.
You can support and take action to make 82nd Ave safe for everyone.
Email your legislator
- You can tell decision-makers we need a safe 82nd Ave now. It’s easy, click here and you can easily send them an email letting them know our community has had enough of deadly roads.
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