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The four bikeways it’ll take to make the Lloyd District great

Friday, August 28th, 2015

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This is the third in a three-part series about the biking potential of the Lloyd District. Read the first two here.

If 1,597 new homes were about to land in the space where, seven years ago, new homes in the Portland metro area would have been most likely to land, they would be the biggest news story in the area.

In the rural outskirts of east Vancouver (yes, that counts as Portland metro), beloved farms would be shutting down. Work crews would be widening intersections and stripping away street parking to make room for more turn lanes. For miles around, residents and businesses would be bracing themselves for traffic paralysis.

But in the next few years, 1,597 homes are lined up to land somewhere else instead: right in the middle of Portland.

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Open house set for “transformation” of NE Multnomah Blvd in Lloyd District

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
Going on a diet.

On May 15th, the Lloyd Transportation Management Assocation (TMA) and the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will unveil their plans to significantly alter the roadway design on NE Multnomah Street. Or in their words, give it a “transportation transformation.”

The open house announcement for this project — which we first reported on back in December — was sent out to stakeholders today. Here’s a snip from the invite:

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NE Multnomah Blvd through the Lloyd could get world-class bikeways, parklets

Thursday, March 8th, 2012
The future “Coolest street in Portland?” Maybe.

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PBOT rolls out new bikeway markings in Lloyd District

Friday, December 16th, 2011
A woman waits for the light at NE Lloyd in the new bike lane just installed on NE 12th Ave in the Lloyd District.

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PBOT director clarifies position, says Multnomah St project could be “transformative”

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
PBOT Director Tom Miller is juggling
two major projects in the
Lloyd District.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Back on Friday, we shared a major update on the City of Portland’s NE Holladay Street project.

Here’s a quick rewind: After a stakeholder advisory committee (SAC) spent almost a year debating, refining and compromising a proposal to vastly improve bike access on Holladay, the committee voted 12-1 in favor of moving forward with it. However, after being approached by a major business owner in the Lloyd District (the same person who voted no), the Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) decided to hold off on the Holladay project and take a look at Multnomah Street instead. (more…)

Eschewing Holladay, Lloyd TMA considers road diet for Multnomah Street

Friday, December 9th, 2011
NE Multnomah Street in the Lloyd
District could be going on a diet.

It’s been over two months since we last reported on the NE Holladay Street project. Remember that one? Part of a trio of Lloyd District Bikeway Development Projects, it was supposed to make NE Holladay an east-west arterial for bike traffic to connect inner northeast neighborhoods (and eventually the Sullivan’s Gulch path) through the Lloyd District all the way to the Willamette River.

But after a public process on the Holladay project fizzled out amid confusion and uncertainty back in October, a new effort pushed by a lone dissenting stakeholder who didn’t want major changes on Holladay appears to have successfully shifted the focus to NE Multnomah Street. (more…)

Opposition, uncertainty hang over Holladay St project

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
Holladay connects to existing
bikeways in the Rose Quarter.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Because of one powerful stakeholder, the future of a plan to improve bike access on NE Holladay Street through the Lloyd District hangs in the balance.

Last week I reported on significant progress for two of the three Lloyd District Bikeway Development projects: Crews have already begun striping the NE Wheeler Ave/Vancouver project and the Stakeholder Advisory Committee approved a plan to begin implementation of changes to the NE 12th Ave overcrossing.

But for the Holladay project — which would create a much-needed, low-stress, east-west bikeway corridor through the Lloyd District — the way forward is far from clear. (more…)

PBOT adds green box to help with crossing of N. Interstate

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

As part of their N Vancouver/Wheeler Access to Rose Quarter project, the Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has added a green box to the median island on N. Interstate.

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PBOT adds new striping to NE Wheeler Ave

Friday, September 30th, 2011
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New striping gives bike traffic a
buffer from cars on NE Wheeler
behind the Rose Quarter.
(Photos © J. Maus)

The Portland Bureau of Transportation has begun implementation of a project to make bicycling near the Rose Quarter more comfortable.

NE Wheeler Ave between Winning Way and the Rose Quarter Transit Center now has wider bike lanes in the northbound direction and a new buffered bike lane and sharrows for bike traffic headed southbound.

The project is one of three “Lloyd District Bikeway Development” projects the City embarked on in December 2010. This particular project was targeted for changes because there is a gaps in the bikeways between N. Vancouver Avenue (at Broadway) and the Rose Quarter Transit Center.
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PBOT gets unanimous support for 12th Ave changes

Thursday, September 29th, 2011
PBOT project manager Ellen Vanderslice
earned praise for her handling of the project.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Major changes on and around the NE 12th Avenue overcrossing of I-84 got a big green light this morning when the project’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee voted unanimously to support a proposal by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

The project is one of the three Lloyd District Bikeway Development Projects currently under consideration by PBOT.

This morning’s resounding support marked a major shift in opinion about this project among some key stakeholders. (more…)