New Sauvie Island bridge will give bikes more breathing room

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward
Sauvie Island Strawberry Ride

Bikes won’t have to share
the lane with cars on
new Sauvie Island bridge.
(File photo ©)

With all the recent talk about the Sellwood and Columbia River bridge projects, I haven’t heard a peep about the Sauvie Island bridge.

Last time I looked (this weekend), construction on the new bridge is moving right along. According to a press release from Multnomah County, the new arch span will be installed on Friday, December 7th.

Sauvie Island is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Portland cyclists. At just about 10 flat miles north of downtown, the scenic roads are a magnet for all types of cyclists; from triathletes in training, to biking berry pickers and cyclocross racers.

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