Bike paths, greenway on Milwaukie city council agenda tonight

Bike paths, greenway on Milwaukie city council agenda tonight


Milwaukie City Council will take up the proposed
new path on 17th Ave tonight.

After we posted a story yesterday about a Milwaukie real estate owner who plans to demolish his retail building on Main Street and build a parking lot, we heard from a few readers who worried their hometown was getting a bad rap.

Truth is, there is a lot of positive momentum for bicycling and livable streets in Milwaukie. Reader Matt Menely has been advocating for bikes in Milwaukie for many years. He got in touch to tell us about tonight’s city council meeting — which has an agenda that’s chock-full of bike-related projects.

Here’s Menely’s email:

Tonight (Thursday) City Council is meeting at 5pm for a study session to discuss some of the good stuff. They will be discussing the following bike related projects that are currently underway. Feel free to show up and learn more about these important projects. This is happening at the City Hall Conference Room (10722 SE Main Street).

5:00 p.m.- 17th Ave Multi-Use path. This will connect the Trolley Trail to the Springwater Trail, and we have secured the money to build it! (Read BikePortland story on this project.)

5:30 p.m.- Street Surface Maintenance Program: Railroad Avenue Project. A multi-use path and/or bike lanes will likely be part of this conversation. This is a much needed connection that would get people out to the Aquatics Center, and to the Clackamas Regional Center beyond.

6:00 p.m.- Safe Routes to Schools Program – There is plenty of overlap between the Safe Routes Program and the improvements that will be proposed as part of the Monroe Neighborhood Greenway plan, as well as a future Stanley Ave Neighborhood Greenway.

If you want to stay abreast of these projects and all the other great bike stuff in this cool city just south of Portland, check out the Bike Milwaukie Facebook group.

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