Monday, May 10, 2010

2030: Portland's golden year.

Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030

On Thursday, February 11, 2010, Portland's City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030.

Bicycling creates safer streets, reduces the causes of global climate change, promotes a healthy environment, and limits the effects and health care costs related to inactivity. It provides equity and access to viable, affordable transportation options and creates fun, vibrant, and livable neighborhoods. It supports Portland’s economy and is a sound investment.

To download or view a copy of the adopted Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030, click here.

The key principles laid out in the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030 are:

Attract new riders

Plan and design for people who are not yet riding by developing safe and comfortable low-stress bikeways (such as bicycle boulevards and trails) that reduce conflicts between people riding bicycles and people driving.

Strengthen bicycle policies

Adopt policy changes outlined in the Plan, including a new bicycle transportation policy of making bicycling more attractive than driving for short trips.

Form a denser bikeway network

Expand the network of bikeways in Portland to achieve a fine-grained system that offers riders an array of route choices.

Increase bicycle parking

Implement measures to satisfy the growing demand for bike parking.

Expand programs to support bicycling

Expand established programs, and develop new programs, to encourage and support bicycling.

Increase funding for bicycle facilities

Pursue multiple strategies to increase funding for bicycle facilities and other green transportation modes.

1 comment:

  1. As mentioned in my last post, Portland needed something other than the green boxes that did not promote the health of riders. In this new (and expensive) plan I believe we will see results. I believe we will also see a greener, more sustainable Portland. A place that many will want to live in. Thanks for reading,