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February 8, 2010

$613M price tag for Portland bike plan

  • By comparison, the MAX Green Line cost $575 million, and all transportation projects in the metro area add up to about $630 million a year.
    The Oregonian

    PORTLAND — The 2030 Portland Bicycle Plan, envisioning a future when 25 percent of trips are made by bike, was expected to coast to approval by the City Council last week but the vote has been delayed a week to look more closely at the projects and funding.

    It would be America's most ambitious investment in bicycling. According to city transportation officials, the plan to build 681 miles of new bikeways over the next 20 years will eventually cost $613 million.

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