February 3, 2010
KBOO Bike Show: Bike Activism and the 2030 Plan
Listen to the show (mp3, 27.1MB)
The theme of today's show is bike activism in Portland, focusing on efforts to gain support for the 2030 Portland Bicycle Plan, which provides a road map for making Portland a truly world class bicycle city with 25% ridership in the next twenty years. The city council will be voting on the plan tomorrow, February 4th.
Guests include Evan Ross of Portland Bicycle Tours and the Bicycle Business League Ted Buehler, founding member of the Bike Temple; Carl Larson, from the BTA; Mia Birk, bike planner extraordinaire; Jessica Roberts, bike advocate extraordinaire; Joe Kurmanski, author and Jason Meggs, bike activist from the Bay Area.
[Unfortunately, this recording begins a few minutes into the show. We will try to post a replacement later in the week.]
February 3, 2010 10:32 PM
how much of this bicycle plan is protected cycle track or off-street paths?
February 3, 2010 10:49 PM
Chris Smith Says:
I don't know the breakdown by mileage, but the plan focuses on three types of facilities:
1) Boulevards (calmer, low traffic streets)
2) Off street paths (Sullivans Gulch NoPo Greenway, etc.)
3) Separated in-road facilities like cycle tracks
The unbuffered 'painted lane' that is the backbone of the existing network is NOT a big focus of this plan. We're moving to a more segregated system.
February 4, 2010 11:25 AM
good, my concern was that those would be the focus.
February 5, 2010 10:00 AM
I don't know the numbers off-hand, but the plan contains a pretty detailed breakdown of mileage by facility type.