Today we unveiled our new Blueprint for World-Class Bicycling, a visionary campaign to make the Portland-Metro area the safest, most accessible, and forward-thinking bicycle network in North America.
Devised with input from hundreds of local residents, the Blueprint outlines four key areas for action needed to build a safe and efficient transportation network across the Portland metro region: Make Big Streets Safe, Let’s Fix It, Create Neighborhood Greenways, and Build Inspiring Trails.
The Blueprint includes 16 specific projects that are illustrative of the BTA’s vision and which represent important steps toward creating a safe, region-wide transportation network.
In 2005, the BTA launched the Blueprint for Better Biking, which listed 40 key projects to improve conditions for active transportation in the region. A 2011 Status Report found that over 75 percent of the projects were either complete or in progress. The BTA strives to continue the success of the 2005 campaign with this year’s Blueprint.