TRANSPORTATION. The City Council in Portland, Oregon, unanimously approved a $600 million dollar bicycle plan on Thursday, reports the Oregonian newspaper online.
As we wrote in this blog a week ago, the 2030 Portland Bicycle Plan proposes nearly 700 miles of new bikeways in a city that is seen as a leader among major American cities when it comes to sustainable urban development. The goal of the plan is that 25 percent of trips in the city be by bike by 2030.
Mayor Sam Adams promised to submit a $20 million “kickstart” for the project within 30 days.