(Photo courtesy reader P.C.)
While the City of Portland cut the ribbon on a neighborhood greenway in North Portland last week, crews were laying down a new buffered bike lane way across town on SE 101st. A reader sent over some photos of the installation and I followed up with PBOT for the scoop.
The new buffered bike lanes (on both sides of the street) consist of a six-foot wide bike lane with a two-foot buffer zone and it’s part of PBOT’s SE 100th/101st neighborhood greenway project. The new lane runs about a block from SE Foster to the entrance of the Springwater Corridor Trail. The SE 100th/101st bike boulevard project stretches from the Springwater Corridor Trail in the south up to Ed Benedict Park where it connects with the SE Bush neighborhood greenway.
In an email to neighbors about the new buffered bike lane, PBOT wrote that this stretch of SE 101st is, “home to many businesses operating large trucks and also provides an important connection for cyclists accessing the Springwater Trail.” PBOT project manager Kyle Chisek says to make room for the new bike lane, they used the existing “No Truck Parking” zone instead of altering lane widths.
Also according to Chisek, SE 101st is a popular connection to the Springwater Trail for students taking field trips on bikes from nearby Lents Elementary School.
Learn more about this and the 15 other active neighborhood greenway projects on PBOT’s website.