Spokane Bicycle Boulevard Celebration
Saturday, December 19
Sellwood Community Center, 1436 Southeast Spokane St.
Noon - 4:00 p.m. (family ride begins at noon)
Join the Sellwood Moreland Improvement League (SMILE), the Portland Bureau of Transportation, neighbors, Sellwood businesses, bike and pedestrian activists and local dignitaries for the commemorative opening the Spokane bicycle boulevard.
The event will include a bike ride on the new boulevard, a bicycle raffle, a class on flat repair and tasty goodies and beverages.
Bicycle boulevards are low volume, low speed residential streets that provide direct connections to where people work, shop, play and live. The boulevards usually run parallel to major traffic streets.
The Spokane bike boulevard project is the first of 15 miles of new bike boulevards that the City will install by next summer. These new bike boulevards are characterized by more robust traffic calming features, such as median barriers and chicanes.
PBOT will be shifting stop signs to intersecting streets along the boulevard for a more unobstructed route for pedestrians and cyclists. Speed bumps (along with median barriers and chicanes) are being installed to prevent increased automobile traffic and automobile speeds.
Check the SMILE website for more information about the Spokane Bike Boulevard celebration. Learn more about Portland's bike boulevards on the project web site.
Spokane bike boulevard photo courtesy of BikePortland.