I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project: Connections for People Who Walk and Bike

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Project Newsletter | July 18, 2018

Connections for People Who Walk and Bike

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Imagine a Rose Quarter area where people walking and biking can comfortably cross a bridge designed just for them; where getting from the Broadway Bridge to the Lloyd Center feels less daunting; where your daily commute on bike or foot is safe and reliable. This project creates new connections across I-5 and more space for people walking and biking, so everyone can travel more safely and conveniently through the Rose Quarter area.

Several features of this project will help create a more comfortable travel experience for those who walk and bike in the Rose Quarter area.

  • A new bike- and pedestrian-only bridge over I-5, from NE Clackamas Street to N Ramsay Way, will improve access between popular destinations and encourage Portlanders to feel more comfortable traveling by bike or on foot. 
  • New covers over the highway where bridges cross over I-5 will provide space for wide sidewalks, separated bike lanes and new community spaces.
  • A new crossing between N Hancock and N Dixon will include space for separated bicycle and pedestrian paths while improving east-west connections to the Lower Albina neighborhood.
  • New, upgraded pedestrian and bicycle paths in the area of Broadway/Weidler and Vancouver/Williams will make for safer, more comfortable travel in the area.

Learn more about how planned improvements can make biking and walking safer in the Rose Quarter area.

Read More Here

Each month, we'll be sharing up-to-date information on the project with you through this newsletter. Each newsletter will highlight a different element of the project, such as highway improvements, facilities for those who walk and bike, opportunities for covers over the highway and more. We'll also keep you in the loop about upcoming events and other ways to get involved in the project.

The I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project was created by the local community, City of Portland and ODOT working together to plan for changes coming in the future of inner north and northeast Portland. By building new separated bike lanes and wider sidewalks, improving the highway and creating new roadway connections, the project will create a better connected community, a more reliable I-5 and support economic growth.

Get Involved

Get involved and provide your feedback with the following opportunities:


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Sunday Parkways

Sunday, July 22nd 
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
ODOT booth will be in the Rose Quarter area
See map for locations

This Sunday Parkways event will feature the Green Loop -- a planned multi-use path that will connect vital areas of the Central City. Visit the ODOT booth at this event to learn about how this project provides a critical link in the future Green Loop.

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We want to hear from you!

What improvements would you like to see in the Rose Quarter area? Let the project team know by taking a short survey.

Project Timeline

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The project is currently in an environmental study and public engagement stage to fully understand the benefits and impacts of this project. The project team will publish the environmental study findings in late fall 2018, followed by a 30-day public review and comment period. More design work and community involvement will continue after this stage.

What would improve your travel experience through the Rose Quarter area?

Let us know!

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