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Monroe Steet Neighborhood Greenway Concept Design Project

City of Milwaukie Oregon Official Website

Monroe Street is a key east-west route across Milwaukie and provides an important connection to downtown Milwaukie for many of the city's neighborhoods. The City’s Transportation System Plan (TSP) has identified Monroe Street as a "High" priority for both bicycle and pedestrian improvements, and in June 2013 the City applied for an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) grant to design improvements for Monroe Street.

In September 2013, ODOT awarded the City a Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) grant to design the Monroe Street Neighborhood Greenway. As of mid-March 2014, proposals from qualified consultants are being reviewed and ODOT expects to have a consultant under contract for the project by early April 2014. The project will officially kick off sometime in May or June 2014.

This project will engage residents (particularly those Neighborhoods where Monroe passes through) and other interested parties to assess current conditions and needs, evaluate best practices that address those needs, and produce designs for physical improvements that will make Monroe Street an effective neighborhood greenway.

Neighborhood greenway treatments on Monroe Street will:

  • Improve roadway conditions for bicycles and pedestrians
  • Increase non-vehicular options for residents to access transit and Neighborhood and Downtown amenities
  • Calm traffic
  • Increase recreation opportunities for all levels of cyclists and pedestrians

Monroe Street has different characteristics at different points throughout town. This project will consider those differences and suggest designs that are specific to the nature of each particular segment.

The City will deliver a concept or concepts to ODOT by June 2015.

More information about how to get involved will be posted to this website as the project develops. In the meantime, if you have questions, contact Brett Kelver, Associate Planner, at (503) 786-7657 or kelverb@milwaukieoregon.gov.