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Old Town businesses and residents endorse buffered bike lane on 3rd Avenue

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on June 23rd, 2015 at 12:03 pm

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Mystery of spray-painted bike lane now revealed. The proposal, which would also improve crosswalks across 3rd, aims to make the area more walkable.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Nine months after a three-day event that tested a single southbound lane of auto traffic on a few blocks of NW and SW 3rd Avenue, a group of stakeholders on the street has endorsed a middle ground: two lanes.
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Proposed plaza outside Voodoo Doughnut could be permanent by year’s end

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on March 17th, 2015 at 4:26 pm

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Removable bollards would pedestrianize the road bed on 3rd Avenue outside Voodoo Doughnut.
(Image: Ankeny Alley Association grant application)

One of Portland’s top tourist attractions seems poised to become dramatically less car-oriented by the start of 2016.

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