From October 5, 2009 through November 8, 2009, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is inviting public input on the Public Comment Draft of the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030.  During this public comment period, Portland residents are invited to review the plan, confirm that it includes the elements that are most important to them, and submit comments on the plan.  The Portland Planning Commission will hold a hearing on the plan at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, in Room 2500A, 1900 SW 4th Avenue A hearing before City Council is tentatively scheduled for the evening of January 20, 2010.

 Portland’s first Bicycle Master Plan was adopted in 1996.  Since that time the bicycle network doubled to more than 300 miles, the City developed innovative programs to promote bicycling, and Portland experienced an exponential rise in the number of people bicycling.  In 2008 the League of American Bicyclists recognized these efforts, granting Portland platinum-level status as a Bicycle Friendly Community.

 The Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030 grew out of a project to update the 1996 plan.  Guided by a distinguished Steering Committee and assisted by a broad-based Technical Advisory Committee drawn from partner bureaus and agencies, the Bureau of Transportation has developed a new plan that positions Portland to support climate action goals and address many of the 21st-century challenges we face by further growing bicycle transportation.  The new plan proposes fundamental changes to city policy, implementation of new street designs, a much expanded bicycle transportation network, and an array of supporting actions and programs.

 The Public Comment Draft of the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030 is available for review at:

http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/BicycleMasterPlan .

Paper copies of the report can be viewed at public libraries in the City of Portland and at each of the Neighborhood Coalition Offices – for Kenton  at 2209 N Schofield St.

Comments on the draft plan are due by November 8, 2009, to:

Ellen Vanderslice, PBP Project Manager

Portland Bureau of Transportation

1120 SW 5TH Avenue, Suite 800

Portland, Oregon 97204

 Email: bicyclemasterplan@pdxtrans.org

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