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Diverter and new bike lane creates calm on NW Marshall

Avatar by on October 19th, 2012 at 9:50 am

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Aaaahhhhh, that feels much better.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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City set to make big changes to NW Marshall

Avatar by on October 10th, 2012 at 9:22 am

Detail of changes coming to Marshall.

The Bureau of Transportation is scheduled to make long-awaited changes to NW Marshall Street between 10th and 11th (map). Their aim is to make bicycling conditions more pleasant by decreasing the amount of people who drive on the street and by adding dedicated space for bicycle traffic.

Auto traffic on Marshall has increased considerably after the bike lane on NW Lovejoy was removed and it was turned into a one-way street as part of the eastside streetcar project. This is problematic because Marshall is supposed to function as a bike boulevard. PBOT had hoped auto traffic would use Northrup (one block north), but that hasn’t happened. (For more on this issue, read our story from September 2011, PBOT eyes changes in the Pearl to reduce auto traffic on NW Marshall)[Read more…]