Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 19th, 2008 at 8:41 am
Back in August, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) announced that Going Street would be the focus of their first major effort to create a new bike boulevard in Portland.
Since then, BTA staffer Emily Gardner has been busy shoring up neighborhood support for the “Let’s Get Going!” project. A few days ago she updated us on her progress.
Gardner reports that in her visits to nine neighborhood associations and six business districts along the NE Going corridor over the last three months she has received “overwhelming support” for the project.
Also boding well for the Going Street bike boulevard campaign is that PDOT has a big new plan of their own to focus on funding sources to develop low-traffic, family and bike-friendly streets (I’m working on that story right now).
back in June, is leading the “Let’s Get Going!” effort.
With talk of major public works investments at both the national and statewide levels, there’s a lot of action around bike boulevards these days .
If you’d like to volunteer and help with the BTA’s efforts, Gardner says there’s a great opportunity this Saturday. Here are the details:
- Bike Boulevard Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, November 22nd
10am-1pm (likely to finish earlier)
233 NW 5th
collating, stuffing, stamping
*snacks, coffee and scintillating conversation provided
**Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more and add your name to the list of supporters for this project, visit BikeBlvd.com.