It is sometimes difficult to communicate how great a cycle track (also called a protected bike lane) could be on a street like Foster Road. A regular bike lane is one option for a street redesign as part of the Foster Road Streetscape Plan, but I wonder if something better than a bike lane is more appropriate to serve our neighbors. If we’re going to spend the money to rework the street, lets put in a safe, comfortable protected bikeway that everyone in the neighborhood can feel safe using.
SE Portland animator and civic activist Spencer Boomhower created an interactive animation to help communicate the challenges of biking and driving on Foster Road, what a cycle track could look like on the street, and why it could be better for everyone.
Click through the animation below to learn about the bike lane proposal and see how a cycle track design might serve our neighborhoods better.
To view the animation, you may need to download the Unity Web Plugin first.
Interested in seeing a cycle track as a reality on Foster Road? Next week is another meeting of the Foster Road Streetscape Plan Advisory Committee:
The next Advisory Committee meeting for the project will be Wednesday September 25th from 6-8 pm at SE Works (79th & Foster). The meetings are open to the public and public testimony is welcome at the tail end of the meeting, usually around 7:45.
Update: YouTube Version
Because not everyone can run the special plugin to see the interactive presentation, Spencer has prepared a YouTube version for you to watch: