Overlook Neighborhood Update (Feb. 19)

1) OKNA general meeting (Feb. 21)
2) Protected bike lane proposed for N Greeley Avenue
3) Third annual Overlook Sustainability Summit (Feb. 25)

1) OKNA general meeting (Feb. 21)

You don’t want to miss the upcoming Overlook Neighborhood Association general meeting. The agenda is packed with important updates that will affect everyone in the neighborhood. We’ll hear from a representative of the Hazelnut Grove homeless camp about what’s been going on there, and from a representative of Portland Public Schools about the upcoming construction bond. Developers of two multi-family residential projects along the Interstate Corridor also will present and answer questions. One will be on the current site of the Overlook Restaurant, and the other is on N Montana Avenue between N Prescott and N Going streets.

OKNA general meeting (agenda)
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:30-8 p.m.
Kaiser Town Hall Building (3704 N Interstate Ave.)

2) Protected bike lane proposed for N Greeley Avenue

BikePortland reports that the Portland Bureau of Transportation has plans to install a two-way protected bike lane on N Greeley Avenue between Going and Interstate. Riders and motorists alike would benefit from this change. Greeley carries a high volume of traffic, especially truck traffic to and from Swan Island, that passes perilously close to bike riders. The highway interchange in particular, where the southbound bike lane crosses the traffic lanes, is particularly dangerous.

As part of a repaving project, a multi-use path with room for bikers and pedestrians could be installed along the east (bluff) side of the road with concrete barriers providing separation from traffic. Riders would benefit from improved safety, and drivers would no longer have to worry about bikers swerving into traffic lanes unexpectedly to avoid debris in the bike lane.

Learn more about the proposal at BikePortland’s website.

3) Third annual Overlook Sustainability Summit (Feb. 25)

Someday a catastrophic earthquake will strike Portland. Join your neighbors on Saturday to learn more about how to prepare for disaster. The third annual Overlook Sustainability Summit at Beach School will feature a presentation from the American Red Cross and information from a variety experts on the topics of disaster resilience and emergency preparation.

The Overlook NET (Neighborhood Emergency Team) will run a practice staging event so you can practice with radios, triage and shelter development. Lunch available from Atomic Pizza by reservation ($7 per person).

Learn more and RSVP online.

Overlook Sustainability Summit: Putting Preparedness Into Action
Saturday, Feb. 25, 9:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Beach Elementary School (1710 N Humboldt St.)


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