Reader question: Safer crossing at MLK/Going?

This one came into us via Instagram:

Hi Bike Portland! Do you know if there’s any talk about adding a flashing crossing at MLK and Going? These dark mornings/evenings make the crossing there dangerous.

The good news is, yes there’s been a lot of talk about this! Actually, much more than that. PBOT has already planned and funded a new “enhanced crossing” at this location.

The bad news is because it’s federally funded, it’ll take a while to get done and it looks like PBOT won’t have this build until 2024. Here’s more info on their website