A bicycle and pedestrian bridge across I-84 could provide the continuous north-south route that inner Portland needs. NE 7th Avenue would provide a safe route north from the highway and NE/SE 9th Avenue would provide a safe, low-traffic route to the south. We predict that this corridor — connecting the Lloyd District, a burgeoning inner eastside industrial district, neighborhoods like Powell and Brooklyn, and recently built streetcar and light-rail stations — would quickly become one of Portland’s most heavily used and important neighborhood greenways.
We are thrilled to report that the NE 7th/9th Greenway Project from Lloyd to Woodlawn Neighborhood received over $550K from the new City of Portland Gas Tax. While much more funding will be required, BTA’s advocacy in support of the gas tax will provide a key starting point for planning and building this future project. Staff at the Portland Bureau of Transportation are currently planning the project and discussing it with key stakeholders. With an estimated price tag of $12 million, it will take some significant work to move this project forward with full funding and community support.
By Bicycle Transit Alliance