Late Friday the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services issued a revision of their construction detour plans that will impact bicycle travel on SE Clinton between 33rd place and 35th Avenue.
The bureau’s Clinton Green Street project, which is replacing 3,800 feet of 100 year-old sewer pipe and adding bioswales and other stormwater retention elements, will close Clinton to both bicycling and driving. BES says bicycle riders will be detoured south one block to SE Woodward and car drivers will be directed north to SE Division.
The closure will be active Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Learn more about this project at the BES website.
If you have questions or comments, get in touch with Matt Gough at BES:
- Matt Gough
Community Outreach and Information
City of Portland Environmental Services
1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000
Portland, Oregon 97204
Phone: 503-823-5352 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6622
Time to sharrow Division, 20 mph max.
Woodward doesn’t work?
Well, blast! As of early last week, the plan was to close Clinton in that stretch to cars but not bikes (bikes would have a narrower area but still two-way to navigate). I guess BES/PBOT decided to change that….
I’m sure BikeLoud will be asking for something w.r.t. this. Not sure we can change the closure. I would like the City to do what they can to make sure that cars don’t follow the “bike” detour. Anyone have any ideas on concrete steps the City could take toward that end?
“Anyone have any ideas on concrete steps the City could take toward that end?”
Jeopardy: What is a DIVERTER? (you answered your own question. 🙂
There is that. But I suspect that people writing below are correct, and most people will bike on the sidewalk rather than ride 2 blocks out of their way.
a detour with a hill? this should go over well…
are they also closing the sidewalks on Clinton? because that’s where all the bikes will end up…
Yeah. Ride the sidewalk.
Or dismount and walk the side walk
Why would anyone walk their bike for two blocks when either riding to the detour, or riding on the sidewalk, would be faster? If you choose to legally ride the sidewalk, just do so with common sense.
Hill? Woodward between 33rd and 35th hardly counts as a hill – I think there is a 10 ft elevation difference over the course of two blocks. Suck it up.
the hill from Clinton to Woodward. watch out and don’t get hit from behind by a car gunning it up there.
It’s also very narrow, and you don’t get much visual warning of cars coming downhill from the south.
On the previous paving of Clinton several years ago, paving crews were yelling at cyclists who took the sidewalk, for not walking their bikes. I believe they had a sign saying Walk Bikes.
Do their signs actually have any authority over what is normally a legal activity on a sidewalk they’re not actually digging in?
Either way, isn’t it just common courtesy? Those sidewalks are fairly narrow and when there’s construction in the area it can get pretty crowded.
I’d say it’s common courtesy if there are indeed people walking. If no one’s walking, the sidewalk there is fine for one-way slow-biking IMHO.
IMO it’s equally courteous to ride slowly and carefully as it is to walk. You’re actually wider when walking your bike than when riding it.
Curious if motorists will still try to make their way up the street and….
…ya know this is a perfect chance to put in some DIVERTERS already! 😀
Anyone know what the “pervious paving” consists of? Very curious.
Most likely pervious concrete. Looks like a rice crispy treat.