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Marine Dr. and PDX get more bike-friendly

Posted by on May 19th, 2005 at 11:50 pm

Last week I posted some bad news regarding how the new St. Johns Bridge isn’t looking too good on the bike-friendly scale. But at the same meeting I learned about the bridge I also heard Portland bike-czar Roger Geller present his plans to make some exciting bike accessibility improvements to Marine Drive. Playing with some serious grant money, Roger and his crew will work to create a seamless and safe pedaling experience on Marine Drive from Kelly Point Park along the Columbia all the way to the Gresham border.

In other news…
On a tip from the Oregonian’s Jonathan NicholasPDX Airport and the Port of Portland are teaming up to increase bike and ped access to the airport. According to the official press release (PDF):

Once completed, the improvements will provide a convenient bicycle and pedestrian path between the airport, Cascade Station, and regional bike paths and roadways. Facilities for locking bikes are already in place at the airport. However, the project will also install a new secured bike parking area for airport workers at the north end of the lower roadway near Concourse E. Additional work, in coordination with the City of Portland, will improve sidewalks and crosswalks and install bike lanes along a portion of Northeast 82nd Avenue between Northeast Alderwood Road and Northeast Air Cargo Road.

Sounds great to me. Now, which ambitious bikey entrepreneur will start a pedal-powered airport shuttle service!

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