The BTA’s Project Advisory Council and some select invitees had an impressive brainstorm last Tuesday night. The topic: what should be the our top project priorities as laid out in our next Blueprint for Better Biking? Put another way, what projects would do the most to make bicycling safer and more accessible?
Some very exciting ideas came out of the four groups we split the room into. We asked each group to come up with their top three choices but a few made longer lists because there were too many to choose from.
Have a look below at what they came up with, and read on at the end to learn about the final four public input sessions we’re hosting, beginning with one tomorrow, December 4th, in Tigard.
Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland
- North Portland Greenway
- Inner east side North-South Route (ideally a protected facility on MLK/Grand and a greenway on 7th, including a bridge over I-84 at 7th)
- Improved bikeways east of I-205
- Sullivan’s Gulch Multi-Use Path
- Cycletracks on Broadway/Weidler
- Protected Bikeway on NE Sandy (Couch to 53rd)
- A safe route from Beaverton to Forest Grove (T.V. Highway?)
- West-side routes connecting to the Sellwood Bridge (MUP from Lake Oswego, improved MUP from Portland, improved route through Riverview Cemetery)
- Protected Bikeway on SW Barbur Blvd.
- Better connections to the US 26 trail on the west side (from downtown and from neighborhoods to the north and south)
- Stop the current Columbia River Crossing project
- 12/4, 6-8pm: Washington County Input Session at Fanno Creek Brew Pub, 12562 Southwest Main Street, Tigard
- 12/5, 6-8pm: Clackamas County Input Session at First City Bikes, 916 Main Street, Oregon City
- 12/6, 6-8pm: Multnomah County Input Session at BTA office, 618 NW Glisan Street, Suite 401, Portland
- 12/13, 6-8pm: Gresham Area Input Session at Gresham City Hall, 1333 Northwest Eastman Parkway, Gresham