Bus stop changes and new shared bus/bike and bus/auto/bike lanes coming to new “main street”
Big changes that will have some impact on TriMet buses and riders are coming to Northeast Multnomah Street in the Lloyd District as the City of Portland transforms it into a “main street” for the area. The pilot project will eliminate a traffic lane in each direction, add on-street parking and enhance bike lanes. Learn more about the project here. Construction is currently underway and expected to wrap up soon.
Sharing the road
The new Multnomah Street will have areas where buses serving stops will share the lane with bicyclists. In other areas stopped buses and bikes will also share the lane with autos making right turns.
TriMet is reminding its bus operators as well as motorists and bike riders to use extra caution and look out for each other in these shared lanes. While buses serve stops, drivers and bike riders are expected to stop behind buses. As buses pull away from stops, they will have to carefully merge left into the travel lane. TriMet asks motorists and bicyclists to watch for and comply with the flashing “Yield” light on the back of the bus as it pulls out.
Bus lines 8, 70 and 77 run along parts of the affected stretch of Multnomah.
Bus stop impacts
Three bus stops are permanently closing effective Thursday, Oct. 25:
- Westbound: Multnomah east of 9th Ave (stop ID 4056)
Line 8 riders will be able to use the stop at Multnomah west of 9th (stop ID 10876). This stop will now be served by lines 8 and 77, as well as C-TRAN buses.
- Westbound: Multnomah west of NE 7th Ave (stop ID 4054)
Line 8 and 77 riders can use the stop at Multnomah at 9th (stop ID 10876) or the stop at Multnomah and Grand (stop ID 4043).
- Eastbound: Multnomah east of NE 7th Ave (stop ID 4053)
Line 8 and 77 riders can use the stop at Multnomah and Grand (stop ID 4042). Line 8 riders can also use the stop at Multnomah at 9th (stop ID 4055).