Watch out for streetcar construction zones – Updated

Construction zone bike lane on Broadway
west of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
(Photo © J. Maus)

The City of Portland has sent out a “Bicycle Advisory” notice for several bikeway detours and closures in the coming weeks due to streetcar track construction (and related sewer work) on Broadway and Weidler.

Here are the latest details (emphasis mine):

Detail from map of latest
streetcar construction hot spots.

If you’ve ridden on Broadway recently, you’ve no doubt come face-to-face with these construction zones. One of our forum members, bobcycle, noted last month that the bikeway re-routes are sometimes a bit sketchy. If you have concerns about these construction zones, call 823-SAFE (7233) and let the City know about it.

To stay abreast of Eastside Streetcar Loop project construction, check out

UPDATE – 2/20, 8:50 am:
KPTV/FOX picked up this story and did a piece about it on their newscast last night. Check out the video here.

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