Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 13th, 2013 at 2:43 pm
The Port of Portland wants your feedback on bicycling in and around the Portland International Airport (PDX). They're hosting an open house next week (3/19) to share information and hear your thoughts on existing facilities and what they can improve on in the future.
The impetus for this open house is an effort to update the Portland International Airport Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (PDF). That plan was the first biking and walking plan ever created for a commercial airport; but it came out in 2003 and it's slated for an update this year.
There's plenty to talk about when it comes to bicycling around PDX. As we've written about several times over the years, the Port has some bike-specific routes, wayfinding signage, bike parking, and other amenities that make bicycling to the airport a viable option for some. A recent study about bike-friendly airports by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Berkeley held up PDX as an "exemplary" model of how to provide bicycle access. But while steps have been made, biking to the airport remains something reserved for the "strong and fearless" and much more can be done to make it as safe and convenient as driving or other modes.
Here's the flyer created by the Port for the open house:
If you work at the airport, currently ride their for travel, or have feedback to share, considering attending the open house from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. on Tuesday, March 19th at the PDX Terminal Building - St. Helens A Conference Room. If you can't make it but would like to offer comments, get in touch with Jason Gately, Port of Portland Department of Planning and Development at (503) 415-6570 or Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about biking and walking at PDX via the Port's website.