Burnside Bridge is one of the main bridges across the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. Better Block PDX is a group committed to safer, more livable public spaces. During June 18-26, 2016 Better Block PDX intends to improve transit capacity and safety by converting a general travel lane into a dedicated bus lane. We also intend to showcase how improved bicycle and pedestrian access around the Burnside Bridge could look like.
Funding for this project purchases traffic cones, placemaking features, permitting costs, and advisory signage.
This project is strategically being completed 1 year before Multnomah County resurfaces the Burnside Bridge deck. Our hope is to showcase how a dedicated transit lane and improved biking & walking connections could work and leverage our efforts as a public involvement tool that informs the County's decision making.
Better Block PDX has completed a number of temporary street transformations that showcase the health, safety, and economic benefit of people oriented streets. To find out more about us, our projects, and our mission, please visit BetterBlockPDX.org.
Donations are tax deductible.