As part of project’s $60 million budget, $1 million was set aside for a “Community Enhancement” fund. Among other things, that fund will pay for ODOT to stripe bike lanes on N. Rosa Parks Way from Vancouver to Montana.
This stretch of Rosa Parks Way is a key connector to Interstate Avenue, which has seen a lot of development in recent years. Residents on the east side of I-5 who visit the new New Seasons Market, the MAX station or any other destination, must grapple with high-speed motorized traffic, narrow shoulders, and two freeway on/off-ramps in each direction.
The image below was created by North Portland resident and member of the Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee Shamus Lynsky. It was part of the project’s grant application and it shows some of the preliminary bikeway design concepts.
According to ODOT’s community relations staffer Shelli Romero, the project is set for completion by July of this year.