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(All images by Paul Cone)
City of Portland crews have finally begun to install features of the Clinton Street Bike Boulevard Enhancement project.
Bureau of Transportation project manager Jeff Smith says all 70 of the street sign “toppers” and three “bike flags” (which are bikes cut in half and attached to a pole) have been installed and the two new bike corrals (at SE 21st and 25th) are set to go in any day now. Also still to come are 10 stainless steel “head badges” set to be installed on utility poles (they were redesigned, Smith says, so PGE crews could still climb over them during an emergency).
The project (more details here) focuses on adding bike-inspired, artistic elements to SE Clinton Street from 12th to 52nd. The idea is to brand the street as a bikeway. PBOT is spending about $38,000 on the project, which is a partnership with local artists and the Regional Arts and Culture Council.
Have you noticed these new additions to the street? What do you think?