This view looks southbound along SW 5th Ave. The one-way
cross street at the first red
signal is SW Morrison,
which carries MAX westbound trains to Beaverton and Hillsboro.
When the Portland Transit Mall, as it was formerly called, was first created it was restricted for
through traffic to buses only. With the coming of light rail, there is
now also a single general-purpose traffic lane, visible here to the left. Buses and light rail swap
the two right-hand lanes,
depending on which operation has the next nearby stop ahead.
The Green Line train
in this image is in the process of leaving Pioneer Place/SW 5th, and has
two stations ahead on its uphill run.