The toolkit intends to educate communities on the why, what, and how of bike boulevards and includes a robust set of resources all in one convenient place. Their website now includes special sections on several key components of creating good bike boulevards including; auto speed reduction, auto traffic reduction, crossing busy streets, and boulevard signage and markings. Each section includes photos, costs and a description of why the method is used.
The toolkit is one “phase” of the BTA’s bike boulevard effort. They also plan to launch community surveys and hold workshops this summer, work with North and Northeast Portland residents to identify potential low-traffic routes, and work with PDOT to find funding needed to make the boulevards a reality.
In addition to pushing for local improvements, the BTA’s Policy Advocate Emily Gardner says the toolkit is intended to help communities across the country “make the case for low-traffic bike streets in their neighborhoods.”
Stay tuned for more bike boulevard coverage and keep an eye on the BTA’s website for more on this effort.