Monroe Planning Process Begins December 4th

Monroe St Neighborhood Greenway Project
Public Meeting

Wed, Dec 4, 2013
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Milwaukie Public Safety Building,
Community Meeting Room
3200 SE Harrison St., Milwaukie

The Monroe Street Neighborhood Greenway has gone from a key campaign focus for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (as one of our Blueprint projects) and Bike Milwaukie, to being identified as a top priority in the City of Milwaukie’s Transportation System Plan (TSP) and one of nine of this year’s goals for Milwaukie City Council.

Having secured funding for planning from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Milwaukie will be holding the first public meeting about the project on Wednesday, December 4th.

When complete, this will be the City of Milwaukie’s first neighborhood greenway. It will connect the riverfront, Main Street, and light rail attractions of the city’s downtown directly to Milwaukie neighborhoods all the way out to 82nd Avenue! Not just a project for people who ride bikes, the Monroe Neighborhood Greenway aims to make walking a more viable option, too.

Soon this will be friendlier for walking and biking.

Soon this will be friendlier for walking and biking.

If you want to learn more about what the Monroe Neighborhood Greenway and its outreach and design process, be sure to attend this meeting!

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Comments (4)

  1. sue.hayes@powells.com Permalink  | Dec 02, 2013 04:58pm

    Any thoughts about using railroad ave instead of monroe?

  2. Doug J Permalink  | Dec 04, 2013 10:45am

    Can’t attend this meeting, but would like to keep up to date on bicycle path improvements in the Milwaukie area

  3. Carl Larson Permalink  | Dec 04, 2013 02:47pm

    Hi Sue.
    Good question. Why settle for “instead” when you can have “both?” Bike facilities on Railroad have been listed as a high priority in Milwuakie’s Transportation System Plan since 2007. If the city manages to create a positive and successful process around the planning of Monroe, that will help the community embrace future bike-friendly changes (including changes on Railroad). So: if you want to see better biking on Railroad, get in on the ground floor and be sure to attend tonight’s meeting.

    By the way: I’m not sure what YOU find exciting about better biking on Railroad but here’s what I like about the idea: 1) diagonal routes are awesome, 2) it’s flat, 3) it could provide access to employment centers on International Way, and, 3) thanks to the tracks, there are very few intersections so a creative solution like a two-way cycletrack might be possible!

    I hope you can make it to tonight’s meeting.

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