Bike advocacy group releases wish list

Bike advocacy group releases wish list

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by Tim Gordon, KGW Staff

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Posted on June 6, 2013 at 5:34 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 6 at 5:34 AM

PORTLAND – A bike advocacy group came out with its list of most important projects, and the blueprint has some big ideas.

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance has 16 suggestions to improve biking in the Portland metro area.

They range from adding neighborhood greenway routes that discourage auto transit and encourage bikes and pedestrians, to creating now bike and walking only paths connecting parts of the city and other and communities.

“These are really trying to transform the way people think, not only about the bike lane, but about how people travel through these corridors, shopping, visiting, experiencing these neighborhoods by bike,” said Rob Sadowski, BTA Executive Director.

The wish list comes without a way to pay for most of the projects.

A Portland Bureau of Transportation spokesperson said the bureau likes the vision, but doesn’t have cash to pay for it.

Sadowsky says the next step is working with local, state and federal governments, to fund the projects.

The BTA’s website lists the entire plan, it calls the Blueprint for World-Class Bicycling.

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