Massachusetts Association
of Consulting Planners

The Business Case for Bike Lanes

03 Nov 2017 6:03 PM | Anonymous

In order to spur economic growth and help businesses keep and attract employees, the City of Beaverton is set to begin work on a complete rebuild of Western Avenue between 5th Street to Allen (about two-thirds of a mile). The location of the project is an industrial zone southeast of the downtown core.

Note the Fanno Creek Trail in lower right and Beaverton Town Center in upper left.

In a move that might (pleasantly) surprise you, Beaverton’s update to this road will reduce the number of driving-only lanes and add lanes for bicycling and walking.

“For companies to attract new and younger talent as the Baby Boomer workforce retires,” reads the planning document that prioritized this project, “A location adjacent to bike and pedestrian facilities is a distinct competitive advantage.”

https://bikeportland.org/2017/10/17/to-boost-business-city-of-beaverton-will-build-separated-bikeways-on-western-ave-247398

Contact: Leonardi Aray, President | MAConsultingPlanners@gmail.com
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