Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 29th, 2009 at 2:12 pm
The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation has just issued an advisory to warn “the bicycling public” (that has a much better ring to it than “bicyclists”) of a construction project that will close a popular bicycle boulevard.
According to spokesperson Cheryl Kuck, this is the City’s first ever bicycle-specific traffic advisory. “I’m sending out a regular traffic advisory, too, but we thought we’d get the word out specifically to our bike media to alert bicyclists to the closure.”
I love it.
Here’s the advisory:
CITY OF PORTLAND BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION
BICYCLE TRAFFIC ADVISORY
Contact: Cheryl E. Kuck, 503-823-5552
Street Closure for Pavement Repair and Repaving SE Clinton Street between 49th and 50th Avenues
(PORTLAND, OR) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the bicycling public of a street closure affecting a bicycle boulevard. SE Clinton Street, between 49th and 50th Avenues, will be closed for pavement repair and repaving beginning Friday, October 30, and continuing through Thursday, November 5.
- What: Street closure for pavement repair and repaving
- Where: SE Clinton Street, between 49th and 50th Avenues
- When: Weekday daytime closures from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning Friday, October 30, and continuing through Thursday, November 5. Extent of closure may be somewhat longer, weather depending.
Detour for cyclists: Sidewalk will remain open through the street closure area. Bicyclists may use sidewalk if riding slowly and carefully and yielding to pedestrians (see Oregon Revised Statutes 814.410 regarding operation of a bicycle on a sidewalk).
And here’s a map of the detour:
It’s great to see this type of official communication and acknowledgment of bicycle traffic from the City.