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City proposes shifting future downtown bikeway from Alder to Taylor/Salmon

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on February 16th, 2016 at 9:56 am

nw to se change with yamhill

The city has proposed to change the future bikeway that would be the fastest dedicated biking route from the Northwest District to the Central Eastside. (People would be able to choose between a longer jog south to Salmon or a shorter one to a lane of Yamhill shared with cars, presumably with diverters to hold down traffic.)

The city says there’s no room for future bike lanes on the most direct street between Northwest Portland’s fast-growing residential area and the Central Eastside’s fast-growing job district.

Instead, inner Southwest Alder Street is slated to become a “trafficway” offering automobile and truck connections to the Morrison Bridge and interstate highways.

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Meetup Thursday kicks off new push for land bridge over I-405

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on January 28th, 2015 at 3:12 pm

freeway cap

(Image via ProspectPDX)

A downtown consulting firm is hosting a conversation tomorrow morning about one of Portland’s most persistent ideas: a cap over the Interstate 405 freeway.

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City’s ‘Green Loop’ could be ‘Like Sunday Parkways everyday’

by on January 17th, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Concept drawing of a new urban loop of public spaces, parks and bikeways as envisioned by the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability .

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An annotated map to the future of bicycling in downtown Portland

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on November 8th, 2013 at 9:36 am

Map 5d from the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability’s West Quadrant Plan “Transportation Modal Concepts” series. (Modified with numbers by BikePortland)

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