Tag: Crosswalk

Glisan Crossing Light Repaired at 78th

This week, Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) crews replaced the pedestrian crossing signal on NE Glisan Street at 78th Ave. The light sustained damage the previous week due to a vehicle collision at the intersection. No serious injuries were reported.

The incident occurred at 11:43 pm on January 22nd, 2021. Based on skid marks and the direction of bent mounting bolts, the vehicle was traveling east. Tire marks on top of the pedestrian safety island indicate the automobile drove in the center lane before colliding with the signal pole. An oil spill located in the intersection shows where the damaged vehicle came to a stop after the accident.

A traffic cone protects wiring exposed by the removed single pole

This intersection is dangerous for pedestrians trying to cross NE Glisan. Both PBPOT and the Portland Police Bureau have coordinated on crosswalk enforcement actions at this intersection before. However, collisions continue to be an issue on this section of NE Glisan Street. Fortunately, the signal is replaced and functional again. Although not perfect, the flashing lights give pedestrians crossing Glisan some added protection.

Oil absorbent power coating site of vehicle collision

Improved Crossing on Glisan

UPDATE – An overhead pedestrian crossing indication system has been installed. This is different than other pedestrian crossings that are on NE Glisan. The light are not yet active but most of the structure is in place.

Originally posted April 17th 2020.

A small bit of infrastructure improvement will be coming to NE Glisan Street later this year. According to the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s blog, the pedestrian crossing will receive an upgrade.

NE 87th Avenue and Glisan Street Crossing Improvement. Location: NE 87th Avenue and Glisan Street. Scope: New rapid-flashing beacon. Status: Construction begins spring 2020. Budget: $350,000

The addition of the rapid-flashing beacon to this intersection, will bring this crosswalk into parity with the other improved crosswalks along Glisan. One at NE 78th Ave and the other near NE 65th Ave.