Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on January 10th, 2011 at 10:24 am
Clinton to the River project.
The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is pushing hard to win a $1.9 million federal grant to fund the Clinton to the River Multi-Use Path. To encourage supportive public comments on the project (that can be made online), and to make the case to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) that the project should be selected, they’ve released a new video touting its safety and livability benefits.
The project would create about a half-mile of a multi-use path and bike boulevard connection “to complete a seamless 2.8-mile bicycle route adjacent to the Portland-Milwaukie light rail alignment”.
The video focuses on the need for new bikeways and better walking conditions as well as the need to balance the existing industrial uses of the Central Eastside. Here’s how the film’s narrator puts it:
“Through strategic bike and pedestrian investments, we will take a critical step forward toward unlocking the potential of the corridor and building more livable communities for the next 100 years.”
Watch the video below…