ODOT unveils plans for major changes to Kenton-PIR-Delta Park connection

by on October 16th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Detail of ODOT plans for a new bike path
adjacent to Denver Ave.

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is entering the design phase of a project that will bring major changes to bicycling conditions between the Kenton neighborhood, N Denver Ave, and connections to Schmeer Road and Portland International Raceway (PIR).

On the project website, ODOT says the changes come from issues with traveling in the area that were first identified through a study completed during their I-5 Delta Park Project in 2006. That study, says ODOT, “pointed out multiple safety and operational concerns along the Denver Avenue corridor, including poor sight lines for drivers, deficient turning movements, gaps in bicycle/pedestrian paths, and the poor conditions of the Denver Avenue bridge decks and railings.” ODOT won $2.5 million for the estimated $4 million project through the 2012-2015 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program. (more…)

Kenton Cycle Repair now open for business

by on November 19th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Kenton Cycle Repair-1
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

The small, north Portland neighborhood of Kenton now has a bike shop to call its own. Kenton Cycle Repair has been open for about a month and I finally stopped in to take a peek yesterday.

Located on McClellan Street, right off Kenton’s main drag of Denver Ave, the shop is a nuts-and-bolts operation where you’ll find friendly service and a limited selection of new parts and accessories. The shop is owned by Starmichael Bowman and Rich Walker, both of whom have strong connections to Portland’s non-profit, community bike shop scene. Starmichael is a former volunteer at the Bike Farm and Rich worked at the Community Cycling Center for eight years. (more…)

Kenton’s main street, now with more room for walking and biking

by on November 17th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

The new cross-section of N. Denver through downtown Kenton.
(Graphic: PDC)