Attached is the agenda for the March 5, 2014 NWDA Transportation Committee: 3-5-14 NWDA TransCom Agenda
Attached are the minutes for the February 5, 2014 NWDA Transportation Committee. 2-5-14 NWDA TransCom minutes
Attached are the minutes for the Jan. 8, 2014 NWDA Transportation Committee: NWDA January 2014 minutes
Attached is the agenda for the Feb. 5, 2014 NWDA Transportation Committee Agenda: 2-5-14 NWDA TransCom Agenda
The NWDA Transportation and Planning Committees met on November 6, 2013. The minutes are attached at: 11-6-13 NWDA Trans Plan Cttees minutes
The NWDA Transportation Committee meeting minutes for December 4, 2013 are available at: 12-4-13 NWDA TransCom minutes
The Transportation Committee will meet at 6:15 on Wednesday, December 4 at 1040 NW 22nd at Good Sam’s Building #2, 2nd floor conference room, with a review of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Transportation Systems Plan (TSP) being the featured topics in preparation of formal Comprehensive Plan comments and in anticipation of the City’s upcoming TSP update.
See the agenda 12_4_13 NWDA TransCom Agenda (2)
TSP background information is included in these attachments:
All are welcome to attend!
NWDA Transportation Committee/Planning Committee Joint Meeting
November 6, 2013; 6:30 – 8: 00 P.M.
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center; 1015 NW 22nd Avenue
Wiskar Morris Room, 1st floor
Guest: , Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
6:45 Presentation by on the Comprehensive Plan update
7:30 Questions and Discussion
NOTE: This is a new time and location for this meeting only!
A joint committee meeting of the NWDA Transportation and Planning Committees on:
November 6th at 6:30 pm
at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
1015 NW 22nd Avenue, Wistar Morris Room, 1st floor
will focus on the new phase of the Comprehensive Plan (“Phase II”) which will launch an online mapping and comment application. Bureau of Planning and Sustainability staff will be on hand to explain Phase II and connect with the community about items specifically relevant to the area. The agenda is:
The public is invited! Learn how to comment to the city via an online comment and mapping tool.
Guest: Joan Frederiksen, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
NWDA Transportation Committee
Wednesday, September 4, 2013; 6:15 p.m.
Good Samaritan Hospital, Building#2, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1040 NW 22nd Ave
Jeanne Harrison (Co-chair), Jonathan Winslow (Co-chair), Dustin Posner, Diana Brown, Greg Aldrich, Juliet Hyams
Phil Selinger, Ron Walters
Julie Gustafson (Portland Streetcar), Allan Classen
Jonathan opened the meeting at 6:18 p.m. Introductions followed.
Portland Streetcar Updates/Fare Increases
Julie Gustafson gave a number of updates relating to the streetcar: 1) a new dining, retail, and entertainment guide is now available; 2) an app will be available Tuesday to allow buying tickets and passes; 3) the 3rd annual mobile music fest will be October 12 from 6 – 10 pm; 4) three new vehicle are on line, the fourth will be on line by the end of September, and the 5th by November 5) there will be a number of service interruptions in September but they won’t impact service in NW.
Fare increases are being considered (the annual pass went up to $200 on September 1) for single ridership tickets. Three prices are being discussed: $1.50, $2.00, and $2.50. Each has pluses and minuses. Most committee members favored $2.00 as being the simplest, but it was suggested that the ticket be good for all day instead of for $2.00.
The group reviewed the changes that Jeanne had made and generally approved of them. They also suggested some additions. Under Action Items 1., c) will add, “, including advocating for additional transit service”. Under Action Items 1., a new action j) will say, “Participate in NW Naito Parkway street design.” Under Action Items 3., e) will add, “including connection of NW 20th.” Under Action Items 5., a new action e) will say, “Track Swift Watch efforts.” Under Action Items 6, a new action e) will say, “Completion of sidewalks on I-405 overpasses – Burnside, Couch, Everett, and Flanders.” Under Administration, Scott Siebert’s name is deleted. Greg made a motion to approve the updated work plan as modified. Dustin seconded the motion. It was approved unanimously.
Comprehensive Plan Update
Diana and Jonathan led a discussion about the draft Comprehensive Plan update. There was still some question about what a town center designation would mean for our neighborhood. The discussion moved to what projects are in the TSP (part of the Comp Plan) and which ones aren’t. It was agreed that there should be a project that would moderate speeds on couplets with new signals. There is also a need for a new project for reconstruction of NW 23rd from Lovejoy to Vaughn. A third new project would complete development of the bike greenways in the neighborhood. Discussion will continue on this topic next month.
Jeanne said the parking permit program failed because there was insufficient return ballots, but the returned ballots were mostly voting no.
Thurman Street Bridge
Jeanne said the latest info from the City said that some trees were being cut down (with the City Forester’s permission) to allow for utility relocation.
The BDS is going forward with enforcement. Jonathan noted that we should track street seats as well.
Juliet said that we have a substantial amount of money in the “umbrella fund” and should think about what we want to do with it. She suggested some could be used for upcoming communication outreach brochures. Someone suggested that we ask Kim Carlson to come to the next meeting to discuss options since she led the effort to sell the umbrellas.
Dustin suggested we ask someone in to provide info on earthquake preparedness including what could happen to infrastructure, including I-405 overpasses.
The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m..