Commissioner Saltzman, Director Treat and community partners celebrate completion of 20s Bikeway, a world-class biking and walking route on Aug 24, 2017
City Commissioner Dan Saltzman and Transportation Director Leah Treat joined community groups today to celebrate the completion of the 20s Bikeway, a 9-mile corridor of streets that are optimized for bicycle and pedestrian safety.
One of the largest on-street corridors for biking and walking in the United States, and a rare north-south route in Portland, the 20s literally spans the city. It runs from NE Lombard Street near the northern city limits to SE Crystal Springs Blvd, near the southern city limits.
The corridor is designed to meet the needs of novice and advanced cyclists. Two-thirds of the 9 mile route is comprised of neighborhood greenways, the network of residential streets with low traffic volumes and low speeds, where bicycles and pedestrians are given priority. "The 20s Bikeway makes this North-South corridor and its intersections safer and more convenient for thousands of Portlanders to get where they're going by bike, on foot, or with a mobility device," said Saltzman, who oversees the Portland Bureau of Transportation. "When we make our city safer for people using these modes, we make it safer for everyone. I invite all Portlanders to try out the section of the 20s Bikeway closest to your home, business or school." "The 20s Bikeway is a world class route," said Treat, director of PBOT. "Projects like the 20s Bikeway are essential for us to meet our climate change goals, improve public health and our economy. This project is opening at the perfect time, with school starting back up in the coming weeks across Portland. The neighborhood greenways on this new route are places where families can feel comfortable riding bicycles for exercise, shopping and commuting to school. This amazing new bikeway will introduce thousands of people to the joys of cycling." We’re so thankful to community and business champions like Kerns Neighborhood Assoc., @hopworksbeer @staccatogelato @thestreettrust and many more!
Learn more: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/62816