Walking in the street for years

MLK Sidewalk Closed
Sidewalk closed on MLK

Over the past 3 years, a construction project at the corner of NE Monroe and NE Martin Luther King, Junior Boulevard (MLK) has blocked the sidewalk on the west side of MLK. This has created a situation where people can either walk 1200 feet out of direction by going to Rodney and back, cross MLK twice or just walk in the road.

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Website Change

SiteThumbOver the next few days you may notice some changes to eliotneighborhood.org as we kick the tires on a new “Look and Feel” of the site. Don’t worry, the great content you have come to love will still be here, and for the most part will be in the same place.  Can’t find something? Have a thought on the design?  Feel free to comment!

LUTC minutes 2014-11-17

Minutes of Eliot Neighborhood Association Land Use and Transportation Committee 2014-11-17

Committee members present: Mike Warwick (chair), Clint Lundmark, Mike Faden, Allan Rudwick, Paul Van Orden, Phil Conti

Others: Alise Munson, Sara Long

Meeting called to order at 6.35pm

  • Discussion about letter in support of United Neighborhoods demolition proposal. Motion to write letter in support expressing the reservation that it is not perfect.Passed with no dissenters.
  • Discussion of city’s draft 2035 comprehensive plan update. Paul Van Orden

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Board Meeting Minutes 2014-11-10

6:30 Welcome and Introduction of Attendees

Minutes read and approved

NECN Update—Joan Ivan

Joan spoke about the restructuring of NECN.  They are the representative of so many people in so many different neighborhoods who want very different things and deciding what they want to accomplish is important.  Meetings have become more divisive than healthy lately, especially with all the major the changes the NECN neighborhoods are experiencing.

Joe Entler moves that Paul Van Orden is our second Eliot Representative to NECN (Joan Ivan is the other and we are permitted two).

Joan Ivan seconds

All in Favor—motion passes unanimously

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Rodney Greenway Coming Soon

By Stuart Malkin –

Rodney Diverter Map
Expected traffic flow due to Rodney diverter

You may have already noticed the speed bumps being installed on NE Rodney. The Portland Bureau of Transportation is converting NE Rodney into a family friendly bike route, known as a Neighborhood Greenway. Neighborhood Greenways are a type of street treatment that provides a safe shared-use environment for bicycling. The road conversion will run south to north from NE Broadway to NE Killingsworth and offer a calmer alternative bike route to the soon to be improved Williams street bikeway.

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