There’s a movement afoot: to create byways with quieter traffic conducive to walking and biking.
Neighborhood Greenways are slow-speed, low-traffic residential streets made more attractive for people to walk and bike on them. Placed a block or two away from major arterials Greenways they create a park-like atmosphere mostly due to limiting cut-through traffic and adding some park-like amenities.
Many of us will add extra miles just to get to a street that is quieter and calmer, if we are walking or biking. That means: safer for kids, seniors, and (most importantly for us) newer urban cycle commuters of all ages.
If you’ve every ridden in Portland you will know what a wonderful community attribute these through-ways are.
This is a neighborhood, by neighborhood, grassroots effort. Learn more, get involved, by checking out what’s going on in your ‘hood here.