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NE 7th’s future as a greenway is in danger!

Subscriber Post by soren on March 24th, 2016 at 2:06 pm

The reclassification of NE 7th as a major city bikeway and future greenway is at risk! Currently, most Transportation System Plan comments favor bumpy, hilly, and indirect NE 9th. If you support making NE 7th a major city bikeway and greenway (with diversion) please email psc@portlandoregon.gov (cc: tsp@portlandoregon.gov) and specifically ask that NE 7th be classified as a major city bikeway from NE LLoyd to NE Sumner.

It would also help to add that do you not support NE 9th as a major city bikeway (and future greenway).

For more background on this issue see this Bikeportland story.

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Done. Email sent.

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Be sure to include your mailing address so your testimony is included and you are notified about the project.

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Thanks for the heads up. I sent the following email.

“I strongly support making NE 7th a major city bikeway and greenway, with traffic diversion. I live on NE Beech several blocks from 7th. My wife, my 2 sons and I use 7th to cycle to many destinations in the Lloyd district and to SE Portland. We also use 7th to walk to businesses at Knott and 7th.

It is essential to have a North-South route at 7th. There is nothing else between N Vancouver and NE 21st. NE 9th is not a valid option. It is indirect and would only be used by cyclists for short neighborhood trips instead of creating a useful route through the area.

Moreover, since I have moved to this area, the car traffic on 7th appears to have increased in speed and volume. 7th has changed from a residential street to a rushed thoroughfare. This is dangerous for the children in this area that walk and bike to Irving park. Cars should be discouraged from using 7th as an alternate to MLK. Personally, I am happy spend extra time in my car on MLK knowing that 7th is preserved as low traffic for pedestrians and the families and individuals who live around 7th.”

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Anyone who has used a bike prefers 7th. Some neighbors are riled up about this because of one or two amazingly persistent neighbors and are opposing 7th. We need to push back on this