Traffic

Measure 26-218 is bad for Gresham neighborhoods

Measure 26-218 is bad for Gresham neighborhoods. Info here!

Metro's proposed Clackamas to Columbia River connector will impact school zones and pedestrian traffic on Northeast 181st Avenue

By Mike Elston, President
North Gresham Neighborhood Association

As President of the North Gresham Neighborhood Association, I'm informed about development plans that impact our neighborhood. Recently I became aware of a Metro proposal that'll increase traffic from Clackamas to the Columbia River ("C2C"), largely by routing it down Northeast 181st /182nd. Although the scheme has apparently been in development for years, Metro and the city of Gresham are only now involving North Gresham citizens — at a point where it's nearly a done-deal.

We have a number of concerns about C2C we feel aren't being heard by Metro. We strongly believe this will have the effect of transforming 181st /182nd into another 82nd Avenue. It will certainly increase traffic, which is already a nightmare during rush hour. That, in turn, will negatively impact the three schools along its proposed route as well as pedestrian access to the MAX and to our area's one grocery store.

We're at a loss to understand how this benefits North Gresham (and maybe that's why we weren't informed about the plan until it was too late to have much impact). Metro claims it'll provide jobs, but they're temporary employment during construction and not permanent.

In our view, this only benefits the higher-income residents of Happy Valley at the expense of Gresham's north-end, lower-income neighborhoods.

Funding for the C2C would be provided by the passage of Metro bond measure M 26-218 in November, and our only chance to delay C2C and permit more time for citizen feedback is for the measure to fail.

We therefore, ask for your help. Join us in voting NO on Measure 26-218, November 3, 2020.

Learn More
Link to the September 10, 2020 “Open house” recorded meeting via Zoom:
https://openhouse.jla.us.com/files/clackamasconnections/gmt20200911-010420-c2c-listen-1920x1080.mp4?166f9c500f
Presentation of slides:
https://openhouse.jla.us.com/files/clackamasconnections/c2c-planpresentation-final.pdf?20acff122f
It would appear some initial road construction has already started in Clackamas County (172nd/190th connection), as well as nearby at NE 181st and Glisan (Tree removal and road widening).

Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2020 Spring Meeting: Mon Mar 09, 2020 7PM-8:30PM

03/09/2020 - 7:00pm
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Wilkes East Neighborhood 2020 Spring Meeting: Mon Mar 09, 2020 7PM-8:30PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting.

Meeting Notice

When: Mon Mar 09, 2020 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Albertina Kerr
Gresham Campus, Training Building
(small bldg, center north on campus)
722 NE 162nd Av
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Neighborhood Meeting, Everyone's Invited

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

Save the date
Be sure to save Monday, March 9th at 7PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood 2020 Spring Meeting. The meeting will be held at Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building (small bldg, center north on property), Gresham OR. Get map!

Agenda

  • Gresham Police NET Team update
  • CVIP (Citizen Volunteers in Policing)
  • Glisan Commuters Initiative (Glisan Street Lane Reduction)
  • Neighborhood news and more

Seeking Board Members.   Are you motivated, passionate, creative?
Did you know you can become a Member-at-Large at any time? Being a Board Member is a great opportunity and experience for any neighbor, whether you’ve been on a board before or you're considering the idea for the first time. No experience required. Nominate yourself. Info here! or contact any board member. Get involved! Make a difference!

Who should attend?
Participation is open to all residents who live, own property or a business, organization, church or government agency within our boundaries

Be Part Of Your Community. Plan To Attend.

The Wilkes East Neighborhood is located in the northwest corner of the City of Gresham, Oregon, and is one of Gresham's sixteen neighborhoods. Wilkes East Neighborhood borders are roughly NE Sandy Blvd to the north, NE 181st Ave to the east, NE Glisan St to the south, and NE 162nd Ave to the west. Get map!.


Wilkes East Neighborhood Meeting Signs. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting. The signs were purchased with assistance of the City of Gresham Neighborhood Grant Program, and with volunteer hours to set them out and retrieve them. Signs Now NW also made a generous contribution to this project.

Mark your calendar. See you there!

City of Gresham Transportation Subcommittee Meeting: Thu, Feb 20, 2020 6:30PM-8:30PM

02/20/2020 - 6:30pm
02/20/2020 - 8:30pm
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City of Gresham Transportation Subcommittee Meeting: Thu, Feb 20, 2020 6:30PM-8:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Thu, Feb 20, 2020 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Rms 2A and 2B
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Transportation Subcommittee advises City Council in the ongoing development of a transportation network to improve safety and livability of Gresham.

For more information about this event, contact Carly Rice, Transportation Planner at 503-618-2818 or Carly.Rice@GreshamOregon.gov.

TriMet schedules paper ticket exchanges, Troutdale Library: Tue May 21, 2019 3:30PM-6:00PM

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TriMet schedules paper ticket exchanges, Troutdale Library: Tue May 21, 2019 3:30PM-6:00PM. Exchange for new Hop FastPass. Info here!

Switch to the Hop Fastpass

When: Tue May 21, 2019 3:30PM-6:00PM
Where: Troutdale Library
2451 SW Cherry Park Rd
Troutdale, OR
Get Map!

The regional transit agency is ending paper and mobile tickets.
Source: The Gresham Outlook, May 01, 2019

TriMet is phasing out paper and mobile tickets but giving riders several opportunities to exchange the ones in their possessions for equal value on a Hop Fastpass card.

The regional transit agency is hosting a series of events in its service district where exchanges can be made. The next one is Tuesday, May 14, from 3:30PM to 6:00PM at the Troutdale Library, 2451 SW Cherry Park Rd, Troutdale.

Unvalidated, foil-stamped tickets and passes can be exchanged in person In person at the TriMet Ticket Office located in Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 5:30PM.

Unvalidated mobile tickets are also accepted.

The deadline for exchanges is Dec 31, 2019. You can learn more at https://trimet.org/fares/ticketexchange.htm

Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2017 Fall Meeting: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7PM-9PM

11/13/2017 - 7:00pm
11/13/2017 - 9:00pm
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Wilkes East Neighborhood 2017 Fall Meeting, Mon Nov 13, 2017 7PM-9PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building. Info here!

When: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7PM-9PM
(New date! 2nd Monday)
Where: Albertina Kerr
Gresham Campus, Training Building
(small bldg, center north on campus)
722 NE 162nd Av
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Neighborhood Meeting, Everyone's Invited

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

Save the date
Be sure to save Monday, November 13th at 7PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood 2017 Fall Meeting. The meeting will be held at Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building (small bldg, center north on property), Gresham OR. Get map!

Guests & Topics
Speakers for the November 13th meeting include: Election of Board Officers, Gresham Police Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET), City of Gresham Code Compliance, Rockwood Boys & Girls Club, City of Gresham Transportation Dept, Proposed 162nd Max Station name change

November is election month. Please consider becoming a board member. Nominate yourself. No experience needed. All positions are open.

Remember, if we don’t have a neighborhood association then we will have no idea, or say, in what is going on in our neighborhood or community!

Seeking Board Members.   Are you motivated, passionate, creative?
Did you know you can become a Member-at-Large at any time? Being a Board Member is a great opportunity and experience for any neighbor, whether you’ve been on a board before or you're considering the idea for the first time. No experience required. Nominate yourself. Info here! or contact any board member.

Who should attend?
This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

Be Part Of Your Community. Plan To Attend.

The Wilkes East Neighborhood is located in the Northwest corner of the City of Gresham, Oregon, and is one of Gresham's sixteen neighborhoods. Wilkes East Neighborhood borders are roughly NE Sandy Blvd to the north, NE 181st Ave to the east, NE Glisan St to the south, and NE 162nd Ave to the west. Get map!.

Agenda

  • Election of Board Officers
  • Gresham Police Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET)
  • City of Gresham Code Compliance
  • Rockwood Boys & Girls Club
  • City of Gresham Transportation Dept
  • Proposed 162nd Max Station name change
  • plus a Nadaka update and neighborhood news.


Wilkes East Neighborhood Meeting Signs. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting. The signs were purchased with assistance of the City of Gresham Neighborhood Grant Program, and with volunteer hours to set them out and retrieve them. Signs Now NW also made a generous contribution to this project.

Mark your calendar. See you there!

Powell-Division Transit and Development Project Community Forum: Wed Apr 22, 2015 7PM-9PM

04/22/2015 - 7:00pm
04/22/2015 - 9:00pm
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Powell-Division Transit and Development Project Community Forum: Wed Apr 22, 2015 7PM-9PM. Info here!

Share Your Transit Ideas!

When: "Wed Apr 22, 2015 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Rooms 2A & 2B
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
Get Map!

The Powell-Division Transit and Development Project is planning for more reliable, frequent bus transit service that moves more people more quickly between important destinations in Portland and Gresham. It also is looking at opportunities for making even more vibrant, healthy neighborhoods along the route.

Gresham is working with partners including Metro, TriMet, City of Portland, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and Multnomah County to ensure that land-use and transit alternatives consider and meet the needs of Gresham and bring key investments to improve Gresham’s quality of life.

Gresham also is studying station opportunity areas to identify community interests and develop strategies the City can use to encourage those desired changes. These strategies will be documented in the action plan.

Wilkes East Neighborhood, Summer General Meeting: Mon Aug 25, 2014 7PM-9PM

08/25/2014 - 7:00pm
08/25/2014 - 9:00pm
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Wilkes East Neighborhood Summer Meeting, Mon Aug 25, 2014 7PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! St Aidan's Episcopol Church, 174th & NE Glisan. Info here!

Neighborhood Meeting, Everyone's Invited

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

Save the date
Be sure to save Monday, August 25th at 7:00 PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood Summer General Meeting. The meeting will be held at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 17405 NE Glisan St, Portland, Oregon. Get map!

Topics & Guests
Highlights will include: Gresham Emergency Plan; City of Gresham Transportation; Powell-Division Transit Project; Squatters; and neighborhood news

Who should attend?
This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

Be Part Of Your Community. Plan To Attend.

Overnight Paving Expect Delays, 181st & NE Halsey to NE Glisan: Aug 07-09, 2013

08/07/2013 - 11:00pm
08/09/2013 - 5:00am
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Overnight Paving Expect Delays, 181st & NE Halsey to NE Glisan: Aug 07-09, 2013. Info here!

Overnight Paving

Wed-Fri Aug 07-09, 2013

Expect delays. Use Alternate Route
181st & NE Halsey to NE Glisan

East Metro Connections Plan, Transportation and Economic Development Forums: Mar 13-14, 2012

03/13/2012 - 7:00pm
03/13/2012 - 8:30pm
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Learn about and participate in the East Metro Connections Plan, a transportation and economic development plan being discussed for Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview and Wood Village. Forum dates: Mar 13, 2012 7-830PM, Mar 14, 2012 5:30-7:30PM. Info here!

Public Invited to Attend

When :Tue & Wed Mar 13-14, 2011
Where: Gresham City Hall
East Hill Church
Details below

Transportation and economic development plan being discussed for Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview and Wood Village.

Metro regional government is offering two community forums, March 13 & 14, to learn about and participate in the East Metro Connections Plan.

Investing in Gresham and the East Metro area
Federal and state money is shrinking, and when the region makes difficult decisions about who gets it, they reward those cities that agree on near- and long-term priorities. Through an effort called East Metro Connections Plan, Gresham and other east county cities are developing that shared agreement.

Metro will be advocating for federal and state transportation money to make our area more attractive to employers while protecting our neighborhoods, making our roads safer and promoting our treasured natural areas.

Many of you have participated in this effort already. Your input helped identify problems and shaped the solutions Metro is considering. But your role isn’t over. Decisions will be made this spring about how investments will be prioritized. Metro want you to weigh in to tell them what is most important to you.

Participate in person

March 13 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky Get Map!
Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations meeting
(60 minutes for East Metro Connections Plan information, discussion and public input)

March 14 5:30PM - 7:30PM
East Hill Church’s Kid City Theater
695 N Main Ave, Gresham Get Map!
East Metro Connections Plan open house
(Arrive any time)

Other ways to be involved

  • Participate online and discover what we learned over the last year, such as why we don’t need a Mount Hood freeway, at www.oregonmetro.gov/eastmetro
  • Get email updates by sending a request to eastmetroconnections@oregonmetro.gov
  • Request a briefing for your neighborhood association or local event
  • Come to a steering committee meeting share your comments; their next meeting is on March 14 from 2-4PM at East Hill Church (see above)

Rockwood Alert: Major Traffic Improvements Underway 188th & Burnside, Expect Delays: Oct 26-Nov 10, 2011

Rockwood Alert: Major Traffic Improvements Underway 188th & Burnside, Expect Delays: Oct 26-Nov 10, 2011. Info Here!

SE 188/187th Street Realignment

Construction crews are entering the final phases of the street realignment project at 188th and Burnside in Rockwood. This realignment will create a safer connection between 187th and 188th Avenues for vehicles and improve pedestrian safety along East Burnside and SE Stark Streets between 185th and 190th Avenues.

To safely switch over the signals at the intersection of 188th and Burnside, beginning October 26, 2011 vehicle movements will be limited to those that do not cross the MAX light rail tracks. This work is expected to last approximately two weeks. See map (below the break) for complete details on the traffic impacts.

Bad weather may postpone or increase the time frame of these traffic improvements.

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