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Phone: 503-823-5185

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1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Protected Bike Lanes

Protected Bike Lanes

Fixing our Streets:  Protected Bike LanesPortland’s system of bike lanes, bike crossings and Neighborhood Greenways is the envy of many cities across the country and even the world. The quality of this infrastructure and its capacity to connect people bicycling to the places they want to go safely and easily are two of the reasons Portland has one of the highest bike commuting rates in the nation.

Recently, PBOT has put increased emphasis on building protected bike lanes. These are bike lanes that physically separate people biking from people driving. This separation can be achieved with barriers, differences in grade and on-street parking. Protected bike lanes greatly enhance both the perception and reality of bike safety. By providing a safer rider experience, these lanes have been shown to increase the number of people willing to try out biking as their way to get around.

The Fixing Our Streets protected bike lane projects have been identified as key routes in Portland’s 2030 Bicycle Plan. They will address a significant gap in the city’s bike network and have significant potential to increase ridership.

Scoping for these projects is underway. Check back soon for additional details.

Protected Bike Lanes / Routes


Central City: Fill out the protected bike lane network identified in the Multi-Modal project


Bike lanes/routes stemming from SW in Motion


East Portland In Motion Separated Bike Facilities




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