Transportation Committee

The Transportation Committee can be contacted atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The committee goal is to organize efforts in dealing with transportation issues such as traffic, public trans, pedestrians and cyclists, and to find educational tools and programs to help our roads stay safe.

"Peak" parking charge

Starting April 1 the all day rate in Washington Park goes to the "peak" charge of $6.40/day (from $4.00).  

The hourly rate stays the same. The rates are clearly posted on the meters and the meter screens will show the updated "All Day" dollar amount.

We will not return to the $4 day rate until October when we return to off peak.

U.S. 26 Paving Project


Work began in June 2012 on an ODOT project to pave U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway) in both directions between the Sylvan Interchange and I-405 in the City of Portland. This two-mile stretch of highway was last repaved in 1994 and is severely rutted. Project completion is slated for the end of summer 2013. The project elements include: 
  • Grind, pave and restripe U.S. 26 in both directions from just east of the Sylvan interchange to I-405. This includes the highway lanes, shoulders, ramps and the Vista Ridge Tunnel (milepost 71.5 to milepost 73.7)
  • Repair pavement on the east side of the Vista Ridge Tunnel
  • Install one new sign structure and replace one sign structure
  • Upgrade highway signs in the project area
  • Add a ramp meter to the U.S. 26 eastbound on-ramp from the Zoo
  • Replace approximately 60 light poles and light heads between the Zoo and the Vista Ridge Tunnel


ODOT has many more details about this project, or check the weekly update from the construction sites.



Traffic issues

  • 1/19/2012: landslide at the intersection of Skyline Blvd and Fairview. "It is not just a tree that came down, but the whole embankment".

  • 5/10/2011: accident on Skyline at the guardrail.

  • There were 2 more accidents on Skyline, both north of Fairview at the guardrail there, actually just feet away from each other. 
  • One was March 26 and the other April 2/3 during the night.
  • The more recent was more south on the guard rail, with more car parts.

  • 3/4/2011: one-vehicle accident, SW Skyline at Fairhaven, southbound
  • Truck went off the side of the road, flattened a 8” diameter tree as it dropped about 5’ from the road level, truck removed by a tow truck
  • Driver arrested for DUII

Sylvan-Highlands Traffic Poll

Sylvan Highlands Neighborhood Association (SHNA) Transportation Committee continues to address long-standing traffic issues in our neighborhood in concert with the Portland Bureau of Transportation. We hope you’ll take two minutes to provide your feedback. It's free! Click HERE to go to the survey. You will be taken to a new page hosted at


Results are in! See the final report here


And much more!

Transportation Committee

The This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. president is Claudia Martin. Volunteers needed!