City announces second (and final) 50s Bikeway open house

Posted by on June 24th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Get the latest on PBOT’s
plans for diversion at
the open house.

The public outreach process for the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s NE/SE 50s Bikeway project is nearing completion. Today, PBOT announced the final open house for the project for Wednesday, June 29 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish (5329 SE Woodstock Blvd).

The open house comes after 39 neighborhood and stakeholder meetings since August 2010. As we reported last week, the $1.5 million federally funded project will seek to improve bicycling conditions along a 4.3 mile stretch of 52nd and 53rd avenues from SE Woodstock to NE Halsey.

Wednesday’s open house will be the final chance to comment on the recommended plans that have been developed by PBOT and the Stakeholder Advisory Committee. After the open house, PBOT will submit the plans to City Council where its expected to be approved later this summer.

Open house details are below and you can learn more about the project from our previous coverage or on PBOT’s website.

    50s Bikeway Project Open House
    Wednesday, June 29, 2011
    Drop in anytime between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM
    Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, 5329 SE Woodstock Blvd

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    Brian June 25, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    So stoked to see the City no longer views diversion on bike boulevards as a four letter word.

    But, the new diverters they have been putting in are pretty lame & ineffective. They are too low, and set too far back from the cross-street. This means, most car drivers just drive right over them. What’s the point?

    For the love of God, let’s see some better design that actually *prevents* car traffic from entering our bike boulevards, please.

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      Heidi G June 29, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      Unfortunately, many of my neighbors haven’t come as far along as the city & are organizing to oppose the diverter on Division and 52nd. Don’t forget to show your diverter love through some letters to city council!

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    ScottB June 27, 2011 at 10:54 am

    They are designed to accommodate fire trucks, in case there’s a fire. Drivers are ignoring the signs that prohibit turns or through movements. If you see someone regularly doing that call 823-SAFE and request time specific enforcement.

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      Paul Johnson June 27, 2011 at 7:50 pm

      I presume the first three digits are 503…remember that phone numbers are 10 digits, not 7, now.

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    Paul Johnson June 27, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Adding the route to OpenStreetMap now.

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