NW Couch Street would cease to be the ideal street party venue it currently is should the West Burnside Couch Couplet Proposal be allowed to proceed as planned by Portland Bureau of Transportation. Changing Burnside and Couch into one-way streets, with NW Couch becoming the major thoroughfare that Burnside currently is, would destroy the sense of community currently on Couch…
Above: Portland Monthly’s Beer N Burgers Contest – July 17, 2010 on NW Couch Street
Upcoming Event on NW Couch Street – Connecting neighborhoods via Sunday Parkways….
Sunday, September 26th
10 am – 3 pm
A 2-way route of city streets open to walk, bike, roll, run, jump, and skip – without having to watch out for cars! The 4.5-mile Northwest Portland Sunday Parkways route will have two loops, connecting SW Stark Street, Old Town Chinatown, Pearl and Northwest neighborhoods. Activities, food, and entertainment will be in Couch and Wallace Parks and along the route.
These wonderful street events on NW Couch Street will cease if we allow Portland’s Bureau of Transportation and “Friends” of Burnside Couch, Inc. to funnel as many pollution emitting vehicles as possible through the most successful mixed-use pedestrian neighborhood in the city.
Please click link above to email city council and/or sign the petition to keep the spirit of community alive on NW Couch Street. There is power in numbers!