Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on July 1st, 2008 at 4:32 pm
TriMet tested potential solutions for bike traffic through its busy Rose Quarter transit hub back in June. Now, according to the BTA’s Michelle Poyourow, TriMet will make good on changes they alluded to a few weeks ago.
Poyourow writes that TriMet will,
“move some buses off of NE Wheeler (the north-south axis of the transit center) and will make some curb changes, to reduce bus frequencies and make enough space for a 12-foot two-way bike lane down the center of the street.”
Poyourow says the decision came from TriMet GM Fred Hansen and that it, “culminates years worth of internal and external advocacy around the issue.”
She also reports that TriMet is set to finish the project by August 31st. Also coming as part of the improvements will be a green bike lane and new green bike box at the SE corner of N Multnomah and NE Wheeler Ave.
Read more on the BTA Blog.