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New path link will open in time to greet Sellwood Bridge, County says

An edited overhead map of the new path (highlighted in orange) along the west side of the Willamette River, with east up and Macadam Avenue along the bottom.(Map: November 2011 Multnomah County open house, edited by BikePortland) Noting that the current detour along a narrow Macadam Avenue sidewalk “has some challenges,” Multnomah County says it’ll … Read more

County re-thinks cemetery detour: Bikers will be flagged through work zone

Multnomah County has revised their detour plans for a construction project that was going to close the popular bicycle route through River View Cemetery near the Sellwood Bridge. After our story on Monday, County spokesman says he heard from many people concerned about the safety of the proposed detours (which included a gauntlet-running uphill on … Read more

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Sellwood Bridge project detour routes riders onto SW Macadam sidewalk

This new culvert will improve wildlife passage; but it comes with a detour off the Westside Trail.(Image: Multnomah County) Multnomah County has announced a major detour that will impact people who ride bicycles between downtown Portland and the Sellwood Bridge on the west side of the Willamette River. As part of the Sellwood Bridge project … Read more

County meeting to discuss bike access on SW Miles Place

A sign that reads ‘Bikers! Please Slow Down!’ greets people at the entrance to SW Miles Place.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Tomorrow night, Multnomah County will hold a public meeting to discuss the future SW Miles Place Regional Trail. As part of the Sellwood Bridge Project, the County has decided to connect the path on the … Read more

Sellwood Bridge plans finalized; County will use green concrete on bike lanes

Adopted plans. Last week, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners adopted final plans for the new Sellwood Bridge. After a bumpy final week of the six-year process to arrive at a design, people who care about quality bicycle access breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday when the Board voted to shelve their hastily planned, … Read more

Adams’ concerns force County to back away from Sellwood Bridge redesign proposal

Adams did not like what the County had to offer.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Facing fierce opposition from the public — and stern questioning from Portland Mayor Sam Adams — Multnomah County decided to not move forward on their cost-cutting proposal for the Sellwood Bridge project. The proposal would have had significant impacts to bicycling on … Read more