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State seems ‘very receptive’ to a raised bike lane on outer Powell, advocates say

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on June 11th, 2015 at 4:56 pm

Cully Blvd cycle track-3

A low mountable curb like the one on NE Cully
is among designs being seriously debated for
SE Powell east of I-205.
(Photo: J.Maus/BikePortland)

It’s looking as if the Oregon Department of Transportation might become one of the first state transportation agencies in the country to build a raised bike lane into an urban highway project.

It’s just a possibility and it’s still years away, but it’s the upshot of a meeting Monday in which several biking advocates urged the state to consider the design as part of its Outer Powell Safety Project.

David Hampsten of the East Portland Action Plan bike committee and the Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee said in an email this week that he attended to urge ODOT “to consider modifying the planned 8-foot bike lanes into either raised cycle-tracks or adding barriers between the roadway and the bikeway users (bikes and mobility devices).”

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East Portlanders want one mode of transportation prioritized above all others, survey finds

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on April 27th, 2015 at 4:17 pm

East Portland street scenes-8

What does East Portland need?
(Photos by J.Maus/BikePortland)

East Portland residents have a lot of transportation needs. But one of the most comprehensive surveys ever of its residents just found that one rises clearly above the rest.

It’s walking.

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