Why Bicyclists & Pedestrians Should Be Accommodated on Thoroughfares

Posted by Ted in Advocate's Toolbox, News on July 19th, 2011 – 3 Comments


 

Compare to


Hmmm. These are all the reasons why Lovejoy was a better bike route than Marshall will ever be…

— 1995 Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

See the entire document at http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/BIKEPED/docs/or_bicycle_ped_plan.pdf

  1. Allan says:

    Lovejoy is such an important connection– not only to the Broadway bridge but also to the Cedar Mill area. Forcing cyclists to make a long detour – 4 blocks eastbound to avoid left turns, 2 blocks westbound is annoying. If the MAX tracks were routed down the middle of the road instead of on the side of the street this wouldn’t be needed. maybe the streetcar should have been moved over a block. After all, it just turns around at the end and could easily be on Marshall/Northrop instead of Lovejoy!

  2. Jim Lee says:

    Now we know where Portland Streetcar got the plan!

  3. Ted says:

    Jim —

    Yes, it look suspiciously familiar, doesn’t it — I added the “New Bike Routing in pearl District” map for comparison…

    Ted

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