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E Burnside project adds auto parking, leaves out bike lanes

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
E Burnside lane redesign project-11
The new design on East Burnside requires westbound cars to enter the new turn lane while passing westbound bikes.
(Photos: J.Maus/BikePortland)

Saying that any removal of on-street parking during a redesign of East Burnside Street would have required more time and money than the city could afford, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is boosting on-street parking instead.

The East Burnside Transportation Safety Project between 14th and 32nd Avenues, part of the city’s high-crash corridor program, has converted one westbound lane west of 32nd into a center turn lane and converted the rush-hour-only lanes east of 32nd into permanent parking lanes.

For people who ride bicycles west on Burnside, one result is that space that often functioned as a de-facto bike lane — the curbside auto lane — has been eliminated.

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Neighborhood group will gather support for Burnside road diet near Mt. Tabor

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Renderings created with Streetmix by BikePortland (top) and Terry Dublinski (bottom).

A neighborhood transportation activist backed by the North Tabor Neighborhood Association is looking for volunteers to help him research the effects of adding buffered or parking-protected bike lanes on Burnside.

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Photo essay: Riding the new Burnside bikeway

Thursday, January 20th, 2011
The new bikeway on E. Burnside — while not the separated facility we should have — gives people dedicated space to ride along one of Portland’s vibrant commercial corridors.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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