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TRN-1.15 - Design for SW Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge

DESIGN FOR SW GIBBS STREET PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

Non-Binding City Policy

NCP-TRN-1.15 


 

PURPOSE

 

WHEREAS, Interstate 5 (I-5) creates a physical barrier separating the Lair Hill neighborhood from the Willamette River; and

 

WHEREAS, the SW Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge Over I-5 would create a needed bicycle and pedestrian link between the southwest neighborhoods and the Willamette River; and

 

WHEREAS, the SW Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge Over I-5 is an adopted project in the City of Portland Transportation System Plan; and
 
WHEREAS, the SW Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge Over I-5 was identified as a Tier-1 project in the Portland Aerial Tram Final Recommendations and Report (Adopted by City Council June 10th, 2004; Resolution No. 36224); and

 

WHEREAS, the Portland Office of Transportation received $9,719,977 from Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act:

A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), High Priority Project; and

 

WHEREAS, the Portland Office of Transportation convened a 13-member citizen advisory group and a 13-member technical advisory group that met jointly, conducted on-line surveys, and held two open houses to receive community feedback and guidance during the design development phase of the project; and

 

WHEREAS, the recommended design identifies the type and location of the bridge structure over I-5; and

 

WHEREAS, the Citizen Advisory Committee has submitted a recommendation in support of the recommended design, attached as Exhibit A;

  


 

POLICY

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Portland approves the recommended design for the SW Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge Over I-5 as Non-Binding City Policy; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Office of Transportation staff is directed to implement the improvements, attached as Exhibit B; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council gratefully acknowledges the excellent work and dedication of the citizen advisory group and the willingness of the group to arrive at a design that can be implemented.

 


 

EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit A - Citizen Advisory Group Bridge Type Recommendation (PDF Document, 70 kb)

Exhibit B - Images of Proposed Improvements (PDF Document, 553 kb)

 


 

HISTORY

 

Resolution No. 36649, adopted by City Council December 8, 2008.