Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 30th, 2007 at 3:48 pm
Southeast Madison Ave — which is the westbound approach to the Hawthorne Bridge and one of the Portland’s most crowded bikeways — is slated for an expansion.
The current six foot bike lane will be widened to ten feet. I just rode by and snapped a few photos:
According to CSTSP staffer Greg Raisman, the new lane will
shrink back down to its previous width when it merges onto the sidewalk, just prior to the bus stop near the bridge only be widened for the uphill portion of SE Madison, to facilitate passing as slower riders settle in for the incline.
The new widened lane is expected to be completed within a few months.