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Building Our Future: A Blueprint for World-Class Bicycling

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Our vision for the Portland-Metro region is one where people of any age and any comfort level can use a bicycle to meet their daily transportation needs. In thousands of conversations with BTA members, community residents, and stakeholders across the entire metropolitan region, we collected hundreds of ideas for new and improved bicycle facilities.

Building on the momentum of the 2005 Blueprint for Better Bicycling, the 2013 Blueprint for World-Class Bicycling identifies sixteen projects in four key areas for action which represent the start of a comprehensive approach to developing initial phases of a bicycle transportation network in areas of our region that need it. We envision raising our existing network to the next level to ensure that riders of all abilities, regardless of destination, have access to a safe place to ride.

Make Big Streets Safe
We want our large, arterial streets to have safe space for all types of traffic, both motorized and non-motorized.

Let’s Fix It
We want our aging infrastructure replaced with the safest options for our children, parents, co-workers, neighbors, and friends.

Create Neighborhood Greenways
We want to see 50% of our urban population living less than a half-mile from a low-traffic, low-stress neighborhood greenway.

Build Inspiring Trails
We want accessible, inspiring trails connecting our town centers.

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Have an Impact: Join a Bicycle Advisory Committee

Bicycle Advisory Committees (BACs) are committees created by municipalities to advise either the mayor, staff or council on the state of bicycling in the community. The... See Project
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Bicycle and Transportation System Plans Decoded

Does your community’s Transportation System Plan (TSP) include policies, projects, and plans for a world-class bike... See Project

Bike Share is Coming to Portland!

In the summer of 2011, Portland City Council voted to make bike sharing a part of the transportation system in downtown... See Project