Proposed bike boulevards in NE to cross MLK: open houses this week.

With the Going Street Bike Boulevard (“neighborhood greenways” in Department of Transportation parlance) underway, the city continues to look at expanding the bike boulevard routes across Portland.

Two more of the proposed routes would cross MLK. One greenway would come down Klickitat Street from 67th Avenue to Irving Park, where it would shift south and then cross MLK at Morris Street, heading to N. Vancouver.

The second proposal is for Holman Street, and it’s most interesting. The plan calls for cyclists to use Holman from 42nd Avenue to MLK. When riders reach MLK, they would turn right onto the Boulevard and travel in a bike line for most of a block, then turn left to cross MLK Boulevard and continue down NE Highland Street to N. Vancouver. A map of the MLK portion of this proposal, including the bike line, can be viewed here.

The Portland Department of Transportation is holding open houses on both proposed bike greenways (to merge the formal and informal names for these routes):

NE Holman Project
Tuesday, May 4th
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Concordia University (Luther Hall Room 211)
2811 NE Holman Street
NE Klickitat Project
Thursday, May 6th
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Alameda Elementary (Cafeteria)
2732 NE Fremont Street

Thanks to bikeportland.org for keeping us up on the city’s bike plans! Cycle safe, folks.

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One comment

  1. love the holman idea EXCEPT the mlk part…ensuring biker safety on mlk has got to be a priority (i would LOVE it if they made it safe for bikers…). holman street is one i take as a biker anyhow as the drivers can be pretty rude on ainsworth and dekum…

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