Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 6th, 2009 at 7:58 am
The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation has released a public comment draft of their Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030 and from now until November 8th, they want your input on it.
The public comment draft is the result of hours of hard work and numerous meetings by the Bicycle Master Plan Steering Committee, working in cooperation with the Technical Advisory Committee. Under guidance of the Steering Committee, 11 working groups helped focus on specific topics within the plan. The working groups studied everything from mountain bike trails and health/equity, to bike parking and enforcement policy.
The City’s existing bike plan was adopted in 1996. Since that time, the bikeway network has doubled in total mileage and bike use has skyrocketed.
In a statement about the public comment draft release, the City said the plan,
“positions Portland to support climate action goals and address many of the 21st-century challenges we face by further growing bicycle transportation. The new plan proposes fundamental changes to city policy, implementation of new street designs, a much expanded bicycle transportation network, and an array of supporting actions and programs.”
The Portland Planning Commission is set to hold a hearing on the plan later this month and it is (tentatively) scheduled for a City Council hearing in January.
Comments are due by November 8th and should be directed to:
- Ellen Vanderslice, PBP Project Manager
Portland Bureau of Transportation
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 800
Portland, Oregon 97204
Stay tuned to BikePortland for more coverage of the Portland Bicycle Plan. See all our previous coverage at the Portland Bicycle Plan special section page.