Based on the number of stop signs, stoplights and uncontrolled intersections per mile, Portland’s best low-traffic bikeway is Going Street. At least, it was last winter.
Last November, for the cover story of our December newsmagazine, contributor Thacher Schmid and I did an epic hand count of the number of slowdowns along each of Northeast and Southeast Portland’s official bike boulevards, and made a ranking of Portland’s best crosstown bike routes.
In preparation for another project, I’ve finally added this to the wiki! It’s on our new neighborhood greenways page. And as before, you can see the hard data on a spreadsheet at pdx.be/BestBikeways.
My own favorite tip: SE Clay Street had 18 percent fewer slowdowns than SE Clinton.