The BTA releases status report on ’05 ‘Blueprint’; launches new effort

BTA Board Chair Stephen Gomez at their annual member meeting Wednesday night.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) At their annual meeting Wednesday night, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) launched an effort to identify and prioritize a list of projects that will update their ‘Blueprint for Better Bicycling.’ The BTA’s first Blueprint, a report that identified a list … Read more

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An update on the Tonquin Trail project

Proposed alignment for theTonquin Regional Trail(See the full map in a PDF) Back in 2006, Metro-area voters approved a natural area bond measure which identified the Tonquin Regional Trail (a series of routes connecting Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood, and Wilsonville) as a priority for development. Planning kicked off in 2009 and recently the Project Steering Committee … Read more

Regional projects awarded over $16 million in federal grants

The Tonquin Trail was awarded over $5 million. Last week the Portland Bike Sharing Project stole the limelight as Metro’s Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT) voted on a package of projects to receive the 2014-15 allocation of federal “regional flexible funding“. As per a hard-fought compromise, 75% of the $23 million in project … Read more