After sitting on ice for a year while the city waited out high construction costs, Portland's north-south 50s Bikeway is alive and moving forward.
The 4.3-mile, $1.5 million route down Portland's middle east side, which was delayed last August, is likely to start construction in late March and wrap up by late July, the project manager said Wednesday.
When finished, it'll stretch from the Alameda Ridge south to Woodstock Street along 53rd and 52nd avenues (PDF), connecting the Rose City Park, North Tabor, Mt. Tabor, South Tabor, Richmond, Creston-Kenilworth and Woodstock neighborhoods, which include 20,000 residents and 12 schools. North of Division, it'll be a neighborhood greenway marked with sharrows and directional signs; south of Division, a pair of 6-foot painted bike lanes on either side of the street.