west burnside multimodal project

Protected corners and new bike lanes coming to West Burnside this fall

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 27th, 2018 at 4:24 pm

Coming this fall.
(Drawing by PBOT)

It’s not exactly a full “protected intersection” as first envisioned by a Portland planner over four years ago; but the Bureau of Transportation is set to add concrete buffers between the bike lane and other vehicle lanes at several corners to a notorious intersection of West Burnside this fall.

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Protected bike lane boom: Nine city projects will have physical separation

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on May 11th, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Portland Transportation Director Leah Treat’s decision last year to make physical separation the default design for bike lane projects is starting to pay off.

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City of Portland considering protected intersections, bike-only lanes for West Burnside project

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 19th, 2016 at 2:22 pm


Proposal from City of Portland for changes to West Burnside, 18th, 19th, and SW Alder. Green color shows new bikeways.
(Image: Kittelson & Associates, Inc.)

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PBOT wants to make W Burnside at 18th/19th safer for biking and walking

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 4th, 2016 at 12:59 pm


The Portland Bureau of Transportation has identified a section of West Burnside they’d like to tame; and the result could make it easier to cross the high-speed road that dangerously bisects our city.

The City’s West Burnside Multimodal Study aims to “evaluate opportunities to improve safety and accessibility along and across West Burnside Street between 15th Avenue and 20th Avenue.” We first heard about this project from a reader who saw a presentation about it from a PBOT staffer that was given at a meeting of the Northwest District Association’s transportation committee last night.

Here are more details about the project via PBOT’s website:

West Burnside Street is a major east‐west travel route through downtown Portland and connecting to the West Hills and areas to the west of the City. On an average day, between 21,000 and 25,000 vehicles use the undivided four‐lane facility to travel east or west in the blocks between Interstate 405 (I‐405) and the West Hills.
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