PBOT faces backlash from neighbors over removing a traffic circle and tree

Ostensibly, the city and neighbors along Northeast 7th have the same goal of reducing car traffic along the residential street. They just don’t agree on the methods.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Apart from a constant flow of cyclists, the intersection of Northeast 7th Avenue and Tillamook Street was relatively quiet Sunday morning. However, those who live in the neighborhood described the street as a freeway for speeding cars trying to bypass the nearby Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

“They honk at people. They’ve honked at me. They scream at people. The behavior is really out of sync with what you’d expect a driver to behave like in

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