One of the pleasures of my holiday season each year is serving on the panel reviewing presentations at the PBOT/PSU Transportation Class.
It gives me great hope for the future that we are creating a regular stream of transportation advocates who will keep making our streets better and safer. This year is no exception:
- Alexis Gabriel (PDF, 1.6M) wants to revitalize streets, especially in East Portland, as places for people, rather than just cars.
- Blake Goud (PDF, 625K) is looking at the challenging cycling conditions (do you enjoy finding the 12 inches between the storm drain grate and the auto lane) on Interstate Ave.
- Anjala Ehelebe (PDF, 822K) has an interesting take on art as traffic calming, or at least entertainment while in traffic.
- Adrianne Schaefer-Borrego (PDF, 786K) is trying to tame 82nd and Division.
- David Kaplan (PDF, 179K) has looked at every angle on the regulation and economics of electric charging in the right-of-way on residential streets.
- Nic Boehm (PDF, 1.3M) has a bold vision for turning Division into an exclusive transitway and bikeway.
- Melissa Langager and Meegan Watts (PDF, 786K) are keeping the vision of “Lombard Re-imagined” alive, and are starting with a pedestrian crossing of a freeway ramp.