Control Traffic Flow, Reduce Vehicle Speeds, Maximize Efficiency & Improve Vehicle Safety
We intend to take productive steps towards reducing overall traffic volume and reducing speeds so that residents can get in and out of their driveways safely, as well as use Cornell to access other parts of the City. We encourage multi-model use to maximize the efficiency and volume on Cornell. We plan to encourage multi-modal use to maximize the efficiency and volume on Cornell.
Some of the discussion topics the CRSC has considered include:
- Create a holistic approach & solution to excessive traffic volume and speeds.
o Consider the impact of any proposed changes to Cornell on other streets and neighborhoods.
o Ensure that any proposed changes do not aggravate existing deficiencies or increase congestion and vehicle speeds on nearby streets.
- Incorporate travel demand management techniques.
- Increase traffic enforcement for maintaining slower traffic.
- Use traffic signaling along the Cornell Road corridor to divert traffic where appropriate and to create gaps in remaining traffic.
- Keep traffic counts equal to or lower than current volumes.
- Coordinate and collaborate with the City of Portland, Washington and Multnomah Counties, Metro, and other stakeholder agencies when developing solutions.
- Acknowledge and incorporate Fire/Life Safety access considerations. Thoughtfully approach traffic calming designs, rather than simply installing additional signage.
- Work with TriMet to establish a bus route along Cornell serving the four neighborhoods along the corridor.
What are your experiences and suggestions for controlling the traffic flow and efficiency along Cornell Road?