As of Sunday Could fifteenth, TriMet’s Line 10 has been moved off Clinton Avenue between SE twenty first and SE twenty sixth — a lot to the pleasure of advocates who’ve wished to clear bus visitors from the favored neighborhood greenway route for a few years.
The Clinton Avenue Neighborhood Greenway is the one greenway between Division and Powell Blvd. With out it, individuals biking must exit of their approach and cross busy corridors with a view to transfer east-west by means of the Hosford-Abernethy and Richmond neighborhoods.
This greenway is one in every of Portland’s most beloved, and many individuals have pushed for extra automobile visitors diverters to maintain driving volumes low in order that it could possibly dwell as much as town’s “low-stress, household pleasant” promise.
It’s practically not possible to satisfy that expectation when individuals are sharing the road with massive, loud, and poisonous automobiles.
Line 10 will now go eastbound from SE Ladd and Division to SE twenty sixth Ave (and vice-versa westbound) and keep away from Clinton St solely.
Close by resident and veteran bike advocacy volunteer Betsy Reese notified us of the change. She stated she’s been “working to get the quantity 10 off our greenway for a lot of, a few years.” “Due to Covid,” she continued, “it has lastly occurred.”
At first of the pandemic, the ten bus was rerouted from Clinton St as a part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation shutting off automobile visitors on Clinton between twenty fifth and twenty sixth Avenues as a part of their Secure Streets Initiative. As you’ll be able to see within the picture above taken Monday, the busy intersection has change into a carfree plaza with a number of eating places teaming up on a Wholesome Enterprise permits that has allowed them to make the block carfree.
The plaza may be very in style with enterprise house owners and lots of close by residents. Transferring the bus off Clinton not solely improves the biking atmosphere, it makes it more likely the block at twenty sixth stays carfree eternally.
Taylor has been BikePortland’s workers author since November 2021. She has additionally written for Avenue Roots and Eugene Weekly. Contact her at email@example.com