Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on February 2nd, 2009 at 2:18 pm
Local newspaper, The Southwest Community Connection reports that the Hillsdale Neighborhood Association is in unanimous support of building a cycle track on Capitol Highway.
In their "Government Beat" column published Sunday, the paper wrote:
Don Baack, president of the Neighborhood Association, said the project is a long way off from reality but that it was important for the neighborhood to throw its hat in the ring early.
"It’s going to take some pushing to make that happen," Baack said.
A cycle track is a lane for bikes that is physically separated from motor vehicle traffic. The Portland Bureau of Transportation will build the city's first cycle track on NE Cully Boulevard and plans are in the works for a "high-profile" cycle track to be built in downtown Portland (most likely) as per Mayor Adams' "100 Day Plan".
City bike coordinator Roger Geller told the Southwest Community Connection that PBOT is "looking at cycle tracks for really all of our shopping areas in the city," but that the "idea will take time to garner the necessary support."
Building cycle tracks will also take money, something bike projects have had a hard time coming by in the past.
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