With ample and secure bike parking, a dedicated bike path directly to the terminal, and with a staff that responds to bicycle concerns, Portland International Airport is known as the most bike-friendly airport in the U.S..
Now, they’re making it even easier to fly-by-bike with the addition of a brand new multi-use path (aerial photo below).
According to Port of Portland project manager (and 2007 Alice Award Nominee) Jason Gately, the new path will connect the airport’s Frontage Rd (which leads into the terminal) and the Mt. Hood Overpass with the Marine Dr multi-use path.
(Photo courtesty Jason Gately)
Gately says they are just waiting for a permit from the Bureau of Environmental Services before they begin construction. The project is expected to begin in late September and should be nearly complete by November 2007.
This is a great bicycle connection that opens up new possibilities for folks who ride to the airport. I’ve done so several times and I highly recommend it! If you’re curious what it’s like, I reported about my experience here.
And don’t worry, you’re assured better treatment than this guy.