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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

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

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SW Vermont from 45th to 52nd: Alternative 2

Alternative 2 – Extend Southside Sidewalk & Add Bike Lanes: With a bit of extra investment, full separation between cyclists and pedestrians can be achieved within the segment of concern by extending the southside sidewalk west to SW 52nd Ave. This presence of the sidewalk provides the opportunity to widen the cross-section to 39 feet. In this option, the existing six-foot curb-tight sidewalk is extended westward. The remaining 33 feet of pavement is split into a 10.5-foot travel lane and a six-foot bike lane in each direction.

Advantages: Pedestrians fully separated from cyclists and auto traffic along entire corridor

Disadvantages: More expensive, Doesn’t provide an 8-to-80 connection between the two legs of the neighborhood greenway, Requires two separate crossings for cyclists to access the neighborhood greenway, Does not accommodate crossing movements from bike lanes to neighborhood greenway streets well, No separate pedestrian space on north side (peds must use bike lane)

SW Vermont Alternative 2

SW Vermont Alternative 2 map