Neighborhood Greenways of Portland, OR : Great Greenways 4

Feb 9, 2012 by

The City of Portland has an extensive system of bike paths and “Neighborhood Greenways,” residential streets with low volume of automobile traffic where pedestrians and bicyclists are given priority. These greenways ingeniously combine traffic-calming devices with stormwater management plantings. The city school system is also educating their students on the use of bicycles! Check out this great video about it:

 

Portland’s Bike Boulevards Become Neighborhood Greenways from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

Portland has set a goal to have 20% of all transportation be by bicycle by 2020, and 80% of residents within a 1/2 mile of a greenway. Philadelphia has started designating some significant bicycle routes as part of their general transportation plan.

What will be possible for Delaware County? Bring your ideas and goals to the Delaware County Open Space, Recreation and Greenway Public Forum on Thursday, February 23, from 7-9 p.m. at the County Council Meeting Room, Front and Orange Streets, Media, PA.

Many Friends of Glen Providence Park hope that the 3rd Street Bridge can become part of a larger Delaware County Greenway, which prioritizes safe, family-friendly, pedestrian and bicycle transportation and recreation.

 

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