BTA Advocates Bike Boulevard Project

Update 10/11/06:

Over at the BTA Blog, they’re reporting that this is still up for grabs in the next round of decision making and have suggestions for the next steps for advocacy.

Original Post 9/29/06:

We heard from you and hundreds of other cyclists that you strongly prefer cycling on low-traffic bicycle boulevards.

Here’s your first chance to help get a new Bike Boulevard funded!

The project is called the “70’s Bike Boulevard.”

The City of Portland has requested $3.8 million from Metro to fund a new 7.8-mile north-south route in Northeast and Southeast Portland along the streets in the 70’s (71st to 76th, depending on the area). This project would run almost the whole length of the city, connecting the Springwater Corridor to NE Killingsworth.

A group of regional leaders is meeting THIS MORNING to make some decisions on regional projects, including this project.

While one boulevard project in the East 50’s is likely to get funding, the 70’s Bike Boulevard project is slated to be cut – so we need YOUR help to get it back on the list for funding.

Portland City Commissioner Sam Adams and the City of Portland should be making sure this project gets funded – call his office and urge him to step up for bike boulevards!

ACTION
Call and email Commissioner Sam Adams TODAY and urge him to support the 70’s Bicycle Boulevard.

Phone: (503) 823-1121
E-mail: samadams@ci.portland.or.us

More about bicycle boulevards:
http://www.bta4bikes.org/at_work/bikeboulevards.php

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