Big changes are planned for Downtown with 13 miles of new bike routes. New connections between the River Market, 18th & Vine, Downtown Loop, Crown Center, Westside, Crossroads, West Bottoms, and Riverfront Heritage Trail are thanks to a $900,000 federal grant and matching funds from the 3rd and 4th City Council districts. This new hub and spoke system would link a growing network of bike routes in all directions.
Unfortunately the project has faced a series of project delivery and bidding problems since engineering started in late 2013. A fall 2014 opening was planned, but now there is no end in site. View the Downtown Bike Network posts on our blog for news and updates.
Update 12/2/2016 – For the second time this year bids came in over budget! We are waiting on word from the City on the details of this latest setback and their next steps to move the project forward.