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Bicycle and Streetcar Open Houses start in May!

Imagine getting around Portland twenty years from now, with streetcars serving neighborhood business districts and an extensive network of bikeways so safe, comfortable, and attractive that more than a quarter of all trips are made on a bicycle.

That’s a future that could come true if the City adopts a new Streetcar System Plan and a 2009 update to the 1996 Bicycle Master Plan.

The public is invited to help shape this transportation transformation at a series of six May open houses around the city to showcase the two long-range plans. Visit the open house event in your community to learn more about the City’s strategic investment in green transportation:

Northeast Portland
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 14, 2009
Grant High School Cafeteria,
2245 NE 36th Ave, Portland 97212

At the event, you may drop in anytime between four and seven, and there will be brief remarks by a member of Mayor Adams’s staff at 6:00 p.m. There will be bicycle parking, light refreshments, and certified childcare in English and Spanish.

The 1996 Bicycle Master Plan made Portland the top bicycling city in the nation and became recognized as a national model. Over the past dozen years, the City has successfully implemented many elements of the plan and created robust programs to encourage bicycling. The results: each year more people are choosing to bicycle! For example, in 2008, daily bicycle traffic over the Willamette River bridges was more than five times higher than in 1995, and 20% of all trips over the Hawthorne Bridge were made by bike. The Bicycle Master Plan 2009 update project is taking a fresh look at the next steps to make Portland a world-class bicycling city. The bicycle plan is expected to go to City Council in October, 2009.

The Streetcar System Plan looks at extending development-oriented transit throughout the City. Far outstripping the original ridership projections, the downtown streetcar now carries over 11,000 passengers per day, and ridership growth averages 15% per year. Construction of the Eastside Loop Streetcar will start this summer, with service beginning in 2011. Where else should streetcar service be located? The Streetcar System Plan is a big picture look at the City of Portland’s transportation network and how streetcars might fit into this network in the future. The plan identifies a citywide network of potential streetcar corridors integrated with TriMet’s existing and planned transit system. The streetcar plan is expected to go to Council in August, 2009.

According to Metro growth projections, the City of Portland’s population is expected to grow from 575,000 to approximately 725,000 by the year 2030. In that same time, the region’s population may grow from 1.9 million to 3 million people. As the City of Portland prepares for this growth, new cleaner, greener transportation and development strategies must be a part of the solution. Both the Streetcar System Plan and the Bicycle Master Plan are key elements of the transportation strategy in the proposed City-County Climate Action Plan, and are being coordinated with the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s Portland Plan process. In addition to proposing new networks, these two planning efforts include funding and implementation strategies.

For more information on the Bicycle Master Plan, visit http://portlandonline.com/transportation/BicycleMasterPlan, e-mail bicyclemasterplan@pdxtrans.org, or call 503-823-4638.

For more information on the Streetcar System Plan, visit http://portlandonline.com/transportation/StreetcarSystemPlan, e-mail portlandstreetcarplan@pdxtrans.org, or call 503-823-5611.

Bike Safety Workshop

Bike Safety Workshop presented by The Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Thursday, January 15, 2009
6:30 p.m.
Come and learn the laws and skills that apply to biking
and sharing the road with cyclists in our city.
Other topics of discussion will include bike lanes, bike
boxes, lane positioning, safe passing, sidewalks and
crosswalks, lights, helmets, communication, and visibility.
The workshop will be interactive with plenty of
opportunity for participants to ask questions and/or share
their favorite biking tips.
NECN
For more information, please contact:
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
Sylvia Evans, Cross Cultural Neighborhood Organizer
503.823.4113
www.necoalition.org

King Neighborhood Association December Meeting Agenda

Revised 11/30/08

King Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

King Neighborhood Facility, MLK Room

4815 NE 7th Ave

 

December 10, 2008                   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Introductions and review agenda

Approve minutes from 11/12/08

 

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November 12th Meeting Agenda

Revised 10/26/08

King Neighborhood Association General Membership Meeting
King Neighborhood Facility, MLK Room
4815 NE 7th Ave

November 12, 2008 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Introductions and review agenda
Approve minutes from 10/8/08

Standing reports
Update from Portland Police Officer –Brian Sims
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods –Sylvia Evans
Public Safety Action Committee –Charles Boardman

New Music School –Fara Heath

NE Going as a Bike Boulevard –Emily Gardner

NECN’s communication initiatives –Tammy Paladeni

Friends of Trees – Neighborhood canvassing project –Irek Wielgosz

PDC and Killingsworth Street Improvement –Charles Boardman
Grant from Metro Regional Council to spruce up Killingsworth

King School park – concerns about structures –Karen Trappen

Farmers market pilot committee –Charles Boardman

Form a King spring clean-up working committee –Charles Boardman

Proposal to amend the bylaws Board
to make the majority of KNA meetings general meetings
(see proposed changes on page 2 of agenda)

Short Updates
PDC Gateway Heritage Marker Program – update on process –John Tyler
Store at 9th and Alberta: Good Neighbor Agreement, etc. –Charles
PDC – is 24 hour Fitness still planned for Vanport? –Leslie Cormier
Bioswale stormwater project at King School –Trace Salmon
MLK Liquor Store – Good Neighbor Agreement __________
Oregon Convention Center Urban Renewal Advisory Comm. –John Tyler
Standing committee reports
Treasurer’s report – discussion of budget –Trace Salmon
Land use committee – board discussion of charter Board
Communications/outreach/website – charter? Update? Board
Other topics?

Wrap up
Any upcoming events to publicize/share?
Review old action items
Summarize decisions and review new action items
Confirm next meeting date: 12/10/08
Suggest agenda topics for next meeting

Future topics:
Groundwork Portland: brownfields in King, Andrea Hamburg
Grant writing workshop, Allyson Spencer
Proposed Amendments to the King Neighborhood Association Bylaws

(Changes number of General Membership meetings from four to eight each year, and reduces number of Board Meetings from eight to four to encourage more neighborhood participation.)
ARTICLE VI

B. General Membership Meetings: There shall be at least eight (8) general membership meetings yearly. General Membership Meetings shall take place in January, February, April, May, July, August, October, and November.

ARTICLE VII

I. Board Meetings
1. Board Meetings: Board Meetings will be held in March, June, September, and December. All board meetings are open to the public, except when the Board is in Executive Session. The Board may go into Executive Session to discuss confidential personnel or legal matters, consistent with law. Any binding action of the Board must be taken in open session following the Executive Session.