As part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Fixing Our Streets program, the city had pegged N Denver from N Lombard to N Watts for repaving. While the repaving was previously announced, PBOT has recently started to look at re-configuring this stretch of N Denver with a protected bike lane after it’s repaved.
Similar to that of SW Broadway at Portland State University, this would entail moving parked cars off the curb to place a protected bike lane between the parked cars and the curb. In the process, some parking would be lost as well as the center lane, but the pedestrian crossing islands would remain.
Last Friday, PBOT went door-to-door between N Lombard and N Watts on N Denver and spoke with roughly 35 people at 20 addresses, finding most neighbors enthusiastic about the project.
The proposal is still being finalized, and PBOT is continuing to evaluate the project. Neighbors can direct questions, comments and concerns to Michael Serritella, Mike.Serritella@portlandoregon.gov, and Mychal Tetteh, Mychal.Tetteh@portlandoregon.gov PBOT will be attending the North Portland Land Use Group meeting on March 22nd, 7pm, at the Historic Kenton Firehouse and the KNA meeting on April 11th, 7pm, at the Historic Kenton Firehouse. They also plan on conducting an open house in April to go over the proposal with neighbors once it is finalized.