Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 14th, 2006 at 11:51 am
There are several very important bike-related issues on the table at tomorrow’s public hearing and open house on the TriMet bus mall re-design project. This is a very important chance for cyclists to impact major design changes in the downtown transit mall and the head of TriMet will be there specifically to listen to what you have to say.
Minutes from last month’s Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting indicated there is definite “room for improvement” in the design of the transit mall as far as bicycling is concerned. In particular, Trimet’s current design has cyclists sharing one uphill travel lane the length of 5th Avenue between Jefferson Street and College Street. If you don’t relish the thought of traveling up relatively steep grades to PSU and beyond into Southwest Portland with a line of frustrated motorists behind you, then make sure you show up this open house and make your voice heard!
Other important bike issues with this project include the routing of cyclists at the north end of the bus mall near Union Station, and through access for cyclists across the Burnside Bridge.
Here are the details:
Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room C (2nd Floor)
Times: 11am-2pm or 4pm-7pm
Website with all the info