Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on October 6th, 2005 at 12:07 am
At a press conference this morning the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) will announce their much-anticipated “top 40 essential projects programs, and policies.” This “Blueprint for Better Biking” was determined from a survey of over 900 Portland cyclists back in spring of 2004.
From that survey, the BTA says 4 main areas of concern emerged:
- Cycling in traffic
- Connectivity (of the bikeway network)
- Motorist behavior
- Quality of the facilities
Taking these concerns into account, the BTA whittled down an initial list of 400 project suggestions down to 40. Among the top 40, they have also designated a “Top 10” of the absolute highest priorities on the list.
The Top 10 Projects are:
1. Sellwood Bridge
2. Central City Bicycle Plan
3. N/NE Portland New East-West Bikeways
4. Hwy 43 and Willamette Shoreline Trail
5. Tonquin Trail
6. Low-Traffic Suburban Routes
7. Fanno Creek Trail
8. Low-Speeds/Low Volume Bikeways
9. Enforcement Campaigns
10. Safe Routes to School
You can read the press release and complete list of projects on the BTA’s website. You can also download the full report as a PDF. And remember, this is just a list…the hard part will be moving forward with these projects. I hope you’ll consider helping out the BTA either by volunteering, becoming a member, or by making a donation.