This Saturday (tomorrow), join staff from Portland’s Bureau of Transportation and Bureau of Environmental Services for a tour of green streets and other innovative stormwater designs that help protect our watersheds and enhance the beauty and safety of our streets for folks on foot or bike.
Great for folks new to the bike or new to the area, the ride will be an easy-paced loop, with stops along the way and returning to the start location. The route will occur on low-traffic streets and neighborhood greenways, with some off-street paths. A few sections will be on streets with bike lanes. The ride is free, but helmets are required. Kids under 16 welcome if accompanied by an adult.
Stormwater Cycling Tour
Saturday, November 21, 10:00 AM (meet at 9:45 AM)
Meeting location: Universal Cycles, SE Ankeny St & 22nd Ave
Over one-third of Portland’s 2,500 miles of sewer pipes are more than 80 years old. Portland combines sewer improvements that replace or repair Portland’s aging sewer pipes with green streets, ecoroofs, trees and other green infrastructure to increase sewer system efficiency, and protect water quality, public health, and the environment. Green infrastructure keeps stormwater out of the sewer system, filters pollutants, provides habitat and increases neighborhood green space for healthier watersheds.