“Over the next ten years, bicycling and walking will play an integral role in Portland's growing reputation as a livable and sustainable city. More biking and walking facilities that are safe, convenient and attractive will significantly increase the number of bikers and walkers as they travel to work, school, shop, and recreate. High quality complete streets, trails and pathways will provide connections for cyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities within and between the city's neighborhoods. These bikeways and walkways will also help grow transit ridership by creating seamless connections to bus routes and transportation centers. Robust enforcement, promotion and education programs help create and foster an active transportation culture within the city”(from 2012 Pedestrian and Bicycle Chapter of the Comprehensive Plan)
Portland's Bikeway Network
Portland is addressing the needs of its bicyclists with three main types of bikeways:
Different types of bikeways serve different bicyclists based upon the characteristics of the street. These characteristics include the volume, type and speed of motor vehicle traffic. Busy streets are less suitable for younger or less confidant cyclists while many local residential streets meet their needs well.
Click here for a map of Portland's existing and planned bikeway network.
Abandoned Bicycle Policy Removing abandoned bicycles helps keep the City's limited bicycle parking and scarce sidewalk space useful and free of clutter. For information on procedures for handling abandoned bicycles, please see the policy below: