Portland unveils new east side bikeway project

Portland unveils new east side bikeway project

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by Art Edwards, KGW Staff

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Posted on March 13, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 14 at 12:52 PM

PORTLAND -- The City of Portland has plans for a new bike route on the east side. It's the so called 20's bikeway project.

The route would run north and south for nine miles, winding between Northeast 26th Avenue and Northeast 9th Avenue. Some bikers said there are good east-west bike routes but not as many running north-south

"I think it's a great idea," said Brent Engstrom of Veloce Bicycles. "That's where it's needed it you could feed off it in both directions."

Part of the plan would construct bike lanes and end some street parking. That has some people, especially business owners along Northeast 28th Avenue concerned.

Justin Jameson works in the area and said parking is already limited.

"All these people would park on side streets, people wouldn't be able to park in front of their own house. It would be a problem," he said.

The city hopes to have the project completed in 2015. Someone put fliers on car to let people know of three open houses about the project. One is Thursday night at Fremont United Methodist Church. There's one Monday at Cleveland High School and another Tuesday at Central Catholic High. Both start at 6 p.m.

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