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Barbur Boulevard, home to fast-moving motor vehicle traffic, has many characteristics of a great route for bicycle traffic: a direct route to important destinations, a gentle grade, and a wide right-of-way. Barbur has also been the focus of energy and frustration by residents, institutions, and businesses who have been clamoring for a safe route to and through the SW Portland metropolitan region for years. Repurposing underused motor vehicle lanes at the northern end of Barbur will allow for safe, protected bike lanes. The commerce and freeway-oriented southern end, stretching five miles into Tigard, will require a combination of buffered and physically separated bicycle lanes and bicycle-specific signals.

We are currently focused on securing safe, separate space for people walking and biking across the two narrow “Barbur Bridges.” At present, the bridges have no bike lanes or legal sidewalks.

STATUS ODOT completed a “Road Safety Audit” on July 24th, 2015.  The process engaged stakeholders and outside experts to evaluate SW Barbur from SW Naito to SW Capitol Highway including the Vermont and Newbury Bridges. Their recommendations for safety improvements are expected in September 2015.

 

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NE 7th to SE 9th Corridor

Check out the Latest Project Updates!   Speak Up! Sign our Petition!   A bicycle and pedestrian bridge across I-84 could provide the continuous north-south route that... See Project
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Tualatin Valley Highway

Check out the Latest Project Updates!   Speak Up! Sign our Petition!   Tualatin Valley Highway is the only east-west route connecting the communities of Beaverton, Aloha-Reedville,... See Project
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N/NE Broadway

Check out the Latest Project Updates! Northeast Broadway (and its eastbound couplet NE Weidler) is full of destinations that benefit from customers who shop there despite... See Project
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East Portland

Check out the Latest Project Updates!   Speak Up! Sign our Petition!   The Portland Bureau of Transportation is planning nearly thirty miles of neighborhood greenways in... See Project
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Downtown Portland

Check out the Latest Project Updates!   Speak Up! Sign our Petition! The east side of Portland generally has a robust network of streets safe for bicycling.... See Project
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Building Our Future: A Blueprint for World-Class Bicycling

Stay Connected Receive Blueprint project alerts Learn More See the projects at btaoregon.org/blueprint/ Our vision for the Portland-Metro region is one where people of any age... See Project
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Westside Trail

Check out the Latest Project Updates! Washington County residents are hungry for off-street opportunities to ride bikes for transportation and recreation. There is a plan for... See Project

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