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What are your Foster Road values?

How do you use Foster Road?

Does it take you to the store? Out to eat? Do you use it to get to work? In a car? On a bus? On a bike?

A citizen advisory committee is reviewing options for Foster Road in the future, and one of the key questions is how many lanes Foster should have for vehicles.

There are many opinions on this – have your voice heard at a discussion at the Nov. 27 Lents Neighborhood Association meeting (7 p.m., Lents Activity Center, 8835 SE Woodstock). An agenda will be posted at a later time.


The city has posted concepts for Foster’s future. These are not final plans, and more ideas are being suggested.

Before viewing the plans, some terminology to know:

Streetcar ready: A travel lane has to be 11 feet wide if it is to support a streetcar. Foster is considered a high-priority streetcar corridor in the city, but no concrete plans for building a streetcar exist.

Protime parking: Parking during off-peak hours, and travel lane during rush hour. This is similar to what you see on Division and Burnside streets in inner Southeast Portland.

View the concepts in this PDF document

Want to learn more? Visit the city’s Foster webpage

Contact your Foster Road committee representative, LNA Chair Nick Christensen, at nick@ilovelents.com.

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