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Neighborhoods look at bikeway connections
City officials are asking for the public's help in designing the next major expansion of Portland's bicycle network.
Portland Bureau of Transportation's "Northeast/Southeast 20s Bikeway Project" will extend 9.1 miles from the northern to southern city limits, generally between 26th and 29th avenues.
It will provide a continuous bicycle connection through 12 neighborhoods, link 23 east-west bikeways and provide access to 12 schools and 14 parks within a quarter mile of the route. Public input will help determine the exact alignment.
A $2.4 million federal grant funds the project's design and construction, which is set for next year. PBOT officials have worked with a stakeholder advisory group since last year to sort through issues like route alignment and tradeoffs with on-street parking.
The public will now get a look at the initial ideas an provide feedback.
The open houses are set for 6 to 8:30 p.m.:
Thursday, March 13, Fremont United Methodist Church, 2620 N.E. Fremont Ave.
Monday, March 17, Cleveland High School, 3400 S.E. 26th Ave.
Tuesday, March 18, Central Catholic High School, 2401 S.E. Stark St.
For more, visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/20sbikeway.