Exciting news! Milwaukie just got one big step closer to its first low-stress, low-traffic neighborhood greenway.
Outreach and design has been funded for the Monroe Neighborhood Greenway, one of the BTA’s 16 projects listed as a top priority in our Blueprint for World Class Biking.
Monroe will provide a safe and comfortable walking and biking connection between neighborhoods, downtown, and the new light rail line. This $103,000 state grant will pay to “assess current conditions and needs, evaluate best practices, and develop initial and final design options with the community, resulting in new street designs and standards for Monroe Street for bike boulevard/neighborhood greenway treatments.”
As noted in BikePortland.org coverage last week, this is great news for Milwaukie and for the BTA’s advocacy work in Clackamas County.
The next step will be securing funding for Milwaukie’s budding bikeway network. There is already a petition circulating to fund bike and pedestrian projects as part of Milwaukie’s upcoming light rail bond measure. If you live in Milwaukie and think that sounds like a good idea, sign it!