Buffered Bicycle Lanes on South East Holgate
City crews are installing buffered bike lanes on SE Holgate, between SE 122nd Avenue and the new I-205 MAX station near SE 92nd Avenue before the end of August 2009.
This project was identified in the Lents Neighborhood Traffic Safety Plan that was adopted in 1999. Both the Powellhurst-Gilbert and the Lents Neighborhood Associations requested this project be completed.
In order to install these bike lanes, this section of Holgate will be converted to three motor vehicle lanes from its current configuration of five lanes. One motor vehicle travel lane in each direction will be removed replaced by a 7 foot wide bicycle lane with an additional painted 3 foot buffer on the traffic side.
Buffered lanes help to reduce the risk posed by car doors on the parking lane side, and provides additional space between cyclists and motorists. This bike lane will improve connectivity for cyclists with the I-205 bike & pedestrian path, as well as with the new I-205 MAX station
A Frequently Asked Questions overview of buffered (or enhanced) bike lanes is on the Bureau of Transportation’s Website, www.GettingAroundPortland.org , under “What’s New”.
The project is funded by a “Jobs Access and Reverse Commute” (JARC) grant administered by TriMet; JARC funds aim to increase connections to jobs and employment centers in the region.
SE Holgate Buffered Bike Lane Project
A second Enhanced Bike Lane Project underway in SE Portland
Frequently Asked Questions answered about the SE Holgate Buffered Bike Lanes
Configuration of proposed Enhanced Lane on SE Holgate between SE 92nd and SE 122nd
Read Jonathan Maus' first hand look at our new buffered bicycle lanes installed on Southeast Holgate.