Portland has turned some of its streets into bike boulevards as one of a variety of bicycle friendly street treatments in its bikeway network. These have been met with widespread approval from property owners and neighborhood associations for increasing property values and enhancing quality of life in neighborhoods while making bicycling a greater reality for more Portlanders.
Portland is moving forward from its success with the bike boulevards and expanding the concept of bike boulevards as 'neighborhood greenways'.
a recent video on the new evolving american streetscape in Portland.
vimeo film on portland bike boulevards
Using bike boulevards across neighborhoods as part of a community bikeway network is a positive step cities can take to reclaim the bicycle as normal transportation in the 21st century.