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Here’s what you missed at the SW Naito project open house

Screengrab from a video released by PBOT last night of the changes proposed on SW Naito.

In case it’s not obvious yet, we think the SW Naito project being cooked up by the Bureau of Transportation is going to be a huge deal. If it turns out well, it could be the southern leg of a dedicated, protected bikeway that runs from SW Lincoln to the Steel Bridge. That would make it one of the highest profile bikeways in Portland.

If you didn’t make it to the first open house last night, I want to make sure you saw all the materials that were presented.

Check the flyover video of the entire project that PBOT has released:

PBOT also unveiled three before-after images of key sections on the route and a detailed rendering of the “Hawthorne Bowl” area of Waterfront Park adjacent to SW Jefferson:


I look forward to sharing more about this project in the months to come (notice I didn’t say years!).

If you were at the open house, I’d love to hear your thoughts about how the room felt and what you heard/overheard.

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and

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