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Marine Drive speed limit

News Release: PBOT to reduce speed limit on NE Marine Drive high crash corridor, between I-5 and NE 33rd Drive

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Portland Bureau of Transportation

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News Release:

PBOT to reduce speed limit on NE Marine Drive high crash corridor, between I-5 and NE 33rd Drive

Eastbound safety cameras near 33rd Drive to issue warnings for two weeks

Marine Drive speed limit reduction 2018

(Sept. 24, 2018) -- The Portland Bureau of Transportation will reduce the speed limit on  a two-mile stretch of North Marine Drive, between Interstate 5 and NE 33rd Drive, starting Tuesday Sept. 25, from 40 mph to 35 mph.

PBOT won state approval for the change, as part of the City's Vision Zero effort to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries, on Aug. 30.

Vision Zero Portland logo

There were 140 reported crashes, including six people seriously injured, on this segment of Marine Drive, where the speed limit will be reduced, from 2012 to 2016, the most recent five-year period for which data are available. 

The Speed Safety Camera on eastbound NE Marine Drive, which were installed in February, will issue warnings starting Tuesday for two weeks. Citations will resume Oct. 10.

The goal of the Speed Safety Camera program is to reduce speeding and save lives. Marine Drive is one of 30 streets that comprise Portland's High Crash Network. The roads in this network make up just 8 percent of Portland streets, but account for 57 percent of fatal crashes citywide.

The cameras are located in two locations on the corridor – westbound near NE 138th Avenue and eastbound near NE 33rd Avenue. The speed limit is not changing near the NE 138th Avenue cameras, so enforcement there will not be effected. 

In addition to the new speed limit, PBOT is delivering a variety of safety projects on Marine Drive including several in East Portland. Slated for construction starting in early 2019 on Marine Drive:

  • Shoulder and centerline rumble strips* (NE 33rd to NE 185th)
  • New traffic signal at NE 122nd
  • Buffered bike lanes (NE 112th to NE 122nd)
  • Gaps filled in multiuse path (NE 112th to NE 185th)
  • Rapid flashing beacons (NE 112th and NE 138th)

*19% of crashes on Marine Drive are lane departure crashes where a person drives out of their travel lane. On average, centerline rumble strips reduce all crash types by 9% and head-on or sideswipe crashes (which are often serious) by 44%. On average, shoulder rumble strips reduce crashes by 36%.

Death rate by various speeds

The City of Portland has joined cities around the country in embracing Vision Zero – the notion that the death of even one person on our roads is one too many. Vision Zero prevents traffic deaths through smart policy and system design. Learn more about Vision Zero and Speed Safety Cameras by visiting www.visionzeroportland.com.


The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation.



Last Chance to have your say





10:00 a.m. to noon
at 10040 NE 6TH DRIVE

Join us to review the final design of our project for the Arboretum. The new design plan consists of:

New Bathrooms

ADA improvements that include a paved trail, accessible restrooms, and dedicated parking

Interactive features along the trail

This project would not have been possible without the support of the community, FACT, and Camp ELSO. Construction for the park renovation will begin in Spring 2019.

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Type Foundry open house 2018

Special Open House
August 4th, 2018
C.C. Stern Type Foundry

Open to the public
$5 suggested admission

Join us on Saturday for a special open house at the museum in tandem with TypeCon, the annual Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) conference.  See the casters in action, as well as hand casting demonstrations. Volunteers will be on hand to give tours and talk about the art and industry of making metal type. Souvenir metal type, printed ephemera, DVDs and other printing related items will be available for sale. We will also be debuting an exhibit of Jim Rimmer’s limited edition book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, set in Hannibal Old Style, a typeface designed and cast by Rimmer. Additional materials and type from Jim Rimmer’s Pie Tree Press will be on display.

*Please note that the 3rd Saturday open hours on August 18th are cancelled.


Lino-Lager Celebration
August 3, 2018
at Stumptown Printers
2293 N. Interstate Ave, Portland, OR

Stumptown Printers is hosting an open house on Friday night in honor of the Linotype machine, commercial print, and a job well done. Enjoy a taste of “Lino-Lager” — a limited bottling of Royale Brewing’s most popular brew. This special release will be adorned with labels composed in-house at Stumptown Printers on their 1946 Linotype Model 31. There will be a small supply of Lino-Lager bottles available for purchase. Come raise a glass to Ottmar Mergenthaler, his amazing machine, and hot metal type composition!
More info here.

Next NW Letterpress Network Meeting
August 11th, 2018
Hosted by Bernie Smith & Ivan Snyder
at the C.C. Stern Type Foundry

Printers, artists and other free spirits interested in letterpress printing are invited to join this discussion group. Meetings are hosted at the C.C. Stern Foundry on the second Saturday of each month from 10am to noon. All are welcome.

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This biennial gathering is being hosted by the venerable M&H Type and Arion Press for 2018. The conference gathers together folks working in metal typecasting for three days of presentations, field trips, and old fashioned type talk, including technical sessions. We’ll be sending a delegation from C.C. Stern Type Foundry, let us know if you will be joining us! You can find out about conference registration here.


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