95th Ave and Avery St (Tualatin Elementary School)

Based on community feedback and the project team’s analysis, this project will improve safety and access in the area around Tualatin Elementary School. Improvements will include installing crosswalks, upgrading intersections, providing better signage and traffic control measures along 95th Avenue, Avery Street and Sagert Street.

Additionally, more outreach is underway to determine additional improvements to be included to enhance pedestrian safety along 93rd Avenue.

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FAQs

Why is the project adding No Turn on Red signs at 95th Avenue and Avery Street?

Drivers at this intersection who are waiting to turn right frequently roll forward and encroach into the crosswalk. A “No Turn on Red” sign helps protect people who are using the crosswalk.

How is the project addressing cut-through traffic on 93rd Avenue?

Based on community feedback the City is considering implementing Driver Feedback Signs or Speed Humps on 93rd. Studies are currently underway to determine which improvement options will best improve pedestrian safety in the neighborhood.

How is the project addressing speeding and blocked traffic during pick-up and drop-off times?

The project will improve traffic flow with better signage and traffic control measures for drivers. More parking options will reduce cars blocking through traffic.

What We Heard

95th Ave and Avery St Community Survey Results

According to public input* the biggest safety concerns in the project area:

  1. Pedestrian safety
  2. Speeding
  3. Sidewalk conditions
  4. Lack of crosswalks/Non-compliant vehicle stops

*NTSP Suggestions, PTA meeting, and comments from Contact list

According to the survey the biggest safety concerns in the project area:

  1. People speeding in vehicles (cars, trucks) (67%)
  2. Traffic during school pick-up and drop-off times (63%)
  3. Too many large trucks travelling through area (54%)
  4. People not stopping for pedestrians in marked or unmarked crosswalks (52%)

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93rd Ave Community Survey Results

The most preferred pedestrian safety and access improvement option(s) to use along 93rd Avenue:

  1. Fill sidewalk gaps (79%)
  2. Install speed humps (25%)
  3. Install a driver feedback sign (11%)
  4. Cut through traffic (4%)

Top issues/concerns indentified:

  1. Parking issues/speeding isssues
  2. Intersection of 93rd and Sagert
  3. Unsafe for children/pedestrians
  4. Cut through traffic

Top improvement requested:

  1. Improve sidewalks
  2. Improve sight lines
  3. Add speed humps

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For questions or to receive quarterly project updates email: tmf@tualatin.gov

The Regional Context:

What Tualatin Residents May Notice About Traffic Congestion

 
Traffic
Scorecard*

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Most Congested Metro Area

Portland is the nation’s 40th largest – but #12 most congested metro area (of 297 metro cities)

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Most Congested in North America

#13 in North America (319 cities) – more congested than any city in Mexico and every Canadian city except Montreal.

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Most Congested in the World

#40 most congested in world (1,360 cities)

%

Portland area congestion is worst at peak commute hours, but now present at all times of day/week

Most Congested U.S. Cities**

  • 1 Honolulu
  • 2 Jacksonville
  • 3 San Diego
  • 4 Los Angeles
  • 5 Portland

* Source: INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard, February 2018
** Source: WAZE Driver Satisfaction Index, December 2017