A parade is planned for Thursday (10/16) to celebrate the new bike access and safety improvements through the Rose Quarter Transit Center.
The project was the result of collaborative effort between TriMet, the City of Portland, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, and the Lloyd District Transportation Management Association.
A statement about the event issued by TriMet referred to the previous configuration of the transit center as a “critical barrier for cyclists”, and that “the alternative bike route around the transit center was difficult to navigate.”
The parade will start with the breaking of a green ribbon at the southern end of the Transit Center (at N. Interstate) and then go north along Wheeler. Portland Commissioner and Mayor-elect Sam Adams and TriMet General Manager Fred Hansen are among the dignitaries expected to attend.
If you’d like to join the parade, meet at the Peace Garden above the Eastbank Espanade (near the bike signal at NE Lloyd and NE Oregon) at 1:45 pm.