Portland City Council to consider 50s Bikeway Plan

Bikeway would provide rare safe north-south route on east side of Portland

Portland City Council will consider the long-debated 50s Bikeway Plan on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m.

The 4.5-mile bikeway would fill an important gap in the city's bicycle network by providing a safe north-south bike route on Portland's east side. It would extend from Woodstock Boulevard on the south to Thompson Street in the north, between 52nd and 57th avenues. That would enable connections to safe east-west biking routes on Woodstock, Clinton Street, Lincoln Street, and Tillamook.

The project design features improved intersection crossing elements, bike boulevard signs and devices to dissuade car traffic.

The project is funded with $1.5 million in federal transportation money.

To see the final Citizen Advisory Committee design proposal: http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=53345 and a=349933.