“The cycle track and pedestrian connections are essential elements of this project.”
— From a statement about TIGER grant issued today by Mayor Adams
In my report on the federal stimulus TIGER grant announcements this morning, I forgot an important detail about the only project in Oregon to get funded. The $23 million SW Moody and street reconstruction project (a.k.a. Portland’s Innovation Quadrant) includes a two-way cycle track.
I wrote about this new cycle track back in June and Mayor Sam Adams’ spokesperson Roy Kaufmann reminded me today that these TIGER funds mean the cycle track will now be built.
location of cycle track.
The grant will allow PBOT to begin a reconstruction of SW Moody Avenue from SW River Parkway to SW Gibbs Street. The new street will carry three standard traffic lanes, dual streetcar tracks, facilities for walking, and a two-way cycle track.
According to a statement released by Adams today, “The cycle track and pedestrian connections are essential elements of this project.” Currently, the only cycle track in Portland is on SW Broadway near Portland State University. Another cycle track is already planned as part of a reconstruction of Cully Boulevard in Northeast Portland.
Construction on the project will begin in fall of this year. For more information visit PDXInnovation.com.