To make way for the Portland-Milwaukie light rail project, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is drafting a new Concept Street Plan for the South Waterfront district.
As part of that plan, some major changes are coming to SW Moody Ave. Among them are a new, two-way cycle track facility. Art Pearce with PBOT is heading up the project and he brought the plans to the City’s Bike Advisory Committee earlier this month.
location of cycle track.
According to Pearce, the new cycle track will be 16-feet wide and will be built along the west side of Moody in order to minimize bike/streetcar interactions (see cross section drawing above). The cycle track will run between SW Sheridan Street (at the north end) and Gibbs Street (at the south end).
Also in the plans are to make Moody one-way southbound for all vehicular traffic through the District (streetcar would be one-way southbound south of Woods St.) and the street would be raised 14-feet in order to be at a level “consistent with the Willamette River Crossing Partnership findings necessary for light rail.”
City Council is set to adopt the new plan in July. After adoption by Council, they would direct PBOT to include the updated street plan into the next update of the Transportation System Plan.
More on the South Waterfront District Street Plan here.