Nick is working to make Portland’s streets and sidewalks safer for everyone.
— Rex Burkholder, Co-Founder of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance

Safe Streets

Nick is passionate about making our streets and sidewalks safer for everyone, especially east of 82nd Avenue.

  • Nick consistently advocates for Vision Zero and new safety investments for East Portland's most dangerous streets, including outer Southeast Powell.
  • Nick’s bureaus are collaborating with the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Venture Portland to reduce the impact of capital projects on neighborhood businesses.
  • Nick encourages new ideas – like "Better Naito" – to improve safety for all road users.
  • Nick supported expanding our active transportation network through the Bike Master Plan and Bikeshare.
  • Nick supports investments to fix potholes and update our transportation infrastructure – because better streets are safer streets.
  • Nick is a strong supporter of the city’s policy dedicating half of its “one-time” surplus each fall to infrastructure maintenance.
  • Nick voted to refer a temporary gas tax increase to the ballot – it passed, and will fund major investments in basic road repair and new bike infrastructure.
  • Nick endorsed the city's successful effort to secure state funding for pedestrian improvements along Columbia Boulevard.