Portland Approves $613 Million Bike Plan

The Portland City Council unanimously approved a $613 million, 20 year plan to improve the city's bike infrastructure.

"The vote included approval for Portland Mayor Sam Adams' suggestion for a $20 million 'kickstart' that would come from savings on Bureau of Environmental Services programs and expenditures for the city's Big Pipe project that are being phased out as the project wraps up. Adams also said he can find savings in lower bids from contractors during the current slow economic climate.

Beyond that, commissioners acknowledged that funding remains unclear."

Some have suggested generating funding through private sources or selling naming rights to new bike paths.

Full Story: City Council OKs $613 million bike plan

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