2010 Portland Bicycle Plan
From Portland Afoot
The 2010 Portland Bicycle Plan, often called the 2030 Portland Bicycle Plan because it describes the city's goals for 2030, is a document unanimously approved by Portland's city council in winter 2010, succeeding the 1973 Portland Bicycle Plan and the 1996 Portland Bicycle Plan. It includes road design quasi-standards based on the city's 1996 engineering guidelines.
The plan describes the quality of infrastructure, including bikeways separated from other traffic lanes by grade, parking or other infrastructure, required to make bikes more desirable than autos for trips of three miles or less. The plan aims to create a city where 25 percent of all trips would happen by bicycle.
The plan's final project manager was Ellen Vanderslice, with dozens of public and private-sector contributors and committee members.
According to this page from Appendix A of the plan, the plan's infrastructure would cost $558 million, including
- $68 million for off-road trails
- $490 million for all infrastructure except off-road trails
The plan's total estimated pricetag of $613 million (measured in 2010 dollars) also includes the "soft cost" of about $55 million in bicycle-related programming over 30 years.
 Praise from Ted Buehler
"It's a plan -- it's not engineering guidelines or standards," road safety activist Ted Buehler said at an Active Right of Way event. But, he added, "They have fabulous text. Probably the best text of any bicycle document anywhere."
As proprietor of the Bike Temple, Buehler often preaches using readings of the bike plan as his holy text.
 Key elements
Among the plan's key recommendations:
- That all sewer grates, manholes and utility covers be raised to within 1/4 inch of the pavement.
- many other items to come: add them by clicking "edit" to the right!
- city homepage for the bike plan
- downloadable PDFs of the plan and a link to order a hard copy for $25
 Things this page should have eventually
- Many more key recommendations
- List of major new bikeways
- Funding projections
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