Give feedback on our draft Bike Plan that will help guide future investments in biking facilities and access to transit
TriMet is creating a Bike Plan that will serve as a roadmap to help guide future investments in biking infrastructure and amenities. The plan is focused on making bike and transit trips easier, safer and more convenient for more people.
Biking extends the reach of transit, making transit trips more accessible to more people. The draft plan includes improving bike access to transit stops and stations, expanding parking options, and accommodating bikes on board buses and trains.
“We see more people riding bikes to connect to transit service,” said TriMet Active Transportation Planner Jeff Owen. “That’s why creating a Bike Plan is so critical to ensure that our investments make it even easier and safer to combine bikes with transit.”
Partners have helped shape the creation of the Bike Plan through a Stakeholder Advisory Committee, which includes jurisdictions and advocacy groups.
“Frequent and reliable transit service is an essential element of our region’s transportation network.” said the Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s Advocacy Director, Gerik Kransky. “We are thrilled to see TriMet plan for improvements in bicycle access to transit, bikes onboard transit vehicles, and working towards seamlessly connecting transit with new bike-sharing systems. This plan will help us build healthy, safe and thriving communities.”
Highlights of the draft Bike Plan
Secure bike parking: Our riders want a variety of bike parking options at stations and stops – especially secure bike parking, so they can feel confident leaving their bike on one end of their trip, reducing the need to bring a bike onboard transit vehicles. The plan calls for more and better bike parking to make it convenient and secure to park your bike and then get on board.
Bikes on board transit vehicles: If you’re a regular commuter, your best bet is to park your bike at the station because there may not be space on board the bus or train, especially during rush hours. We understand some riders want to bring their bikes with them, and we will continue to carefully evaluate suggestions for bikes on board transit vehicles now and into the future.
Getting there matters: We will continue to work with our jurisdictional partners on bikeway improvements on roadways, pathways and other important connections.
We encourage counties, cities, and towns in our region to continue to make streets more accommodating to riding a bicycle, and prioritize biking connections to transit by investing in comfortable bikeways, bike parking, and other bike amenities.
Weigh in on the Bike Plan at an open house, or online at trimet.org/bikeplan starting May 2.
May 2, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Oregon Rail Heritage Center
2250 SE Water Ave.
May 3, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
PCC Willow Creek Great Room
241 SW Edgeway Dr.
May 4, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
East County Health Center Blue Lake Room
600 SE 8th St.
May 5, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
1969 NE 42nd Ave.
Developing the Bike Plan is partially funded by a grant from the Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) Program, a joint program of the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development.
For more information on biking to transit or bringing your bike on MAX, WES or the bus, visit trimet.org/bikes.