Eliot Bike Boulevard

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is looking at Northeast Rodney Avenue as a future bike boulevard.

Such a designation could mean a variety of changes to calm traffic. Speed bumps, traffic circles and street resurfacing would be possibilities.

A bike boulevard designation could also include improvements to help bicyclists and pedestrians cross Fremont at Rodney.

The BTA is looking at 6-12 other streets as bicycle boulevards and plans a series of bike rides to check them out this summer.

The next ride is Thursday, June 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The ride begins and ends at Unthank Park at the corner of North Failing Street and Commercial Avenue.

The goal is to include the boulevards in the city Bicycle Master plan update.

Before the BTA brings any proposals to the city, it will conduct door-to-door interviews of Eliot residents and put on a presentation to the neighborhood association board.

No meeting has been scheduled.

For more information, contact BTA policy advocate Emily Gardner at 503-226-0676 x11.

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