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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Cycle Track Demonstration

Download a brochure on the Cycle Track here.

Aerial View of the Proposed PSU Cycle Track Demonstration ProjectThe Bureau of Transportation is partnering with Portland State University on a Cycle Track demonstration project on SW Broadway from SW Clay to SW Jackson.  PSU has one of the largest populations of bicyclists in the downtown core and is a key destination for many cyclists. 

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance has provided Transportation with critical insights on the design and the Cycle Track.  They strongly support this demonstration saying, "Widening the bike lane on Broadway and putting it next to the sidewalk, instead of next to the moving traffic, will give people a more comfortable place to ride. And because this is a demonstration project, we'll be very interested to hear feedback from all users of the street on what works, and what doesn't work, for them."

The new Cycle Track on Broadway will provide a highly visible location in downtown Portland.  Portland State University hosts a Saturday Farmers’ Market and at Portland State they do more then just study sustainability. The university engages directly with the community around them to make sustainability real.

Read the Mayor's Office description of the official opening here.

Click here for a video explaining how cycletracks work.

Find out more about the project or find out what is new


Frequently Asked Questions

Oregonian - PBOT's demonstration projects (August 31, 2009)

Joe Rose covers the opening of the Cycle Track and the SE Holgate Buffered bicycle lanes

Oregonian - Cycle Track construction (August 31, 2009)

Joe Rose covers the installation of the Cycle Track

Bike Portland - Unveiling the Cycle Track (September 1, 2009)

Bike Portland's coverage of the official opening of the Cycle Track

Bike Portland - Taking care of the construction crew (September 2nd, 2009)

The Bicycle Business League takes care of PBOT crews installing the cycle track.

Bike Portland - Police will monitor the Cycle Track (September 2, 2009)

Portland Police will monitor motorists on the Cycle Track Corridor

Bike Portland (August 31, 2009)

Bike Portland's first look at the installation of the PSU Cycle Track

SW Stark & SW Oak Enhanced Bicycle Lane Demonstration Project

Alternative to Cycle Track being demonstrated on SW Stark & SW Oak in downtown Portland. Enhanced bicycle lane reconfigures streets as a demonstration concurrent to the Cycle Track to determine which is more comfortable for cyclists and motorists.

KGW: Cyclists getting lane on SW Broadway (May 4, 2009)

Randy Neves reports on the PSU Cycle Track Demonstration project.

BikePortland: Adams announces new cycletrack coming to SW Broadway (April 30, 2009)

Jonathan Maus' coverage of the PSU Cycle Track Demonstration Project

Oregonian: Bicyclists on Broadway to get lane of their own (May 1, 2009)

Joseph Rose coverage of the PSU Cycle Track Demonstration Project