Columbia Slough and Marine Drive path gaps to be filled with Metro bond funds

There were a lot of exciting Portland-area active transportation projects up for Metro funding through its 2025-2027 Regional Flexible Funds Allocation (RFFA) cycle, and not all of them were chosen. But Metro has other pots of money to dip into for regional projects, and they just announced how they’ll use $20 million from the 2019 … Read more

City of Portland asks Metro for $71 million to build bike paths, crossings, and safer streets

It’s that time again when transportation agencies around the region turn their attention to Metro in hopes of winning a chunk of the Regional Flexible Funds Allocation (RFFA). This is a coveted source of funding for trails, paths, and bike-centric infrastructure. It’s “flexible” because, unlike the lion’s share of federal funding, it’s not tied to … Read more

City’s concrete barriers restrict access to Columbia Slough path

(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) UPDATE, 1/14 at 4:14 pm: The Parks bureau says they barriers have been moved and the path is clear. Two large concrete barriers placed on the Columbia Slough path near Portland International Raceway restrict access to a popular bike route and have raised safety concerns. “These barriers should be called widowmakers.”— a … Read more