Portland Bike Forums (by BikePortland.org)

Go Back   Portland Bike Forums (by BikePortland.org) > General Discussion > Route Info
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-31-2008, 07:35 AM
chrisjburt chrisjburt is offline
Junior Member
Site Admin
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1
Default TriMet vs SE Lincoln Bike Route

There has been sewer repair work on Lincoln that has caused the #71 line to be completely rerouted over the past year, but it's coming back and the proposal is to route northbound buses around Division, but keep southbound buses on Lincoln between 52nd and 60th. If you have ever had the opportunity to ride down Lincoln along side a TriMet bus, it's not that pleasant. There are a couple of islands to help slow the speed of traffic on the bike route, and the buses have to do some fancy maneuvering to get around them... and you! Not to mention the fact that this portion of Lincoln is purely residential as well as an access point to Mt. Tabor and as such is heavily trafficked by an incredibly high percentage of walkers, runners, dogs, skateboarders and of course cyclists.

I want to set up an online petition to request that both north and southbound buses be rerouted to Division and wanted to get some preliminary feedback from the forums. I also want to get an idea of how many residential bike lanes are shared with bus lines to see if that is something to use for the petition. I was also curious if anyone has taken on an issue such as this before and if it was even worth tackling. Perhaps it's story worthy for Bike Portland? I would think that if there was an opportunity to get TriMet off of a bike route that it would be a high profile issue.

If you want to check out the Service Alert, go to
http://www.trimet.org/alerts/71_60_1...ute_change.htm

There, you will find more specific information regarding the proposed change, contact information and even an online survey.

Thanks in advance for every one's feedback,
Chris
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
lincoln, trimet

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:42 AM.




A production of Pedaltown Media Inc. / BikePortland.org
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.