Tuesday, August 8, 2017

More Port Bicycles

By Karen Robes Meeks

Port of Vancouver USA received a $485,000 grant from the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council (RTC) to develop a multimodal path at Terminal 1.The path will link the City of Vancouver’s Renaissance Trail and the new waterfront park. The project is slated for completion in 2018.

Cyclists and pedestrians will also be able to use another path to move to and from the trail and the new Grant Street Pier.

“The port is building on its vision for the waterfront, and this grant from RTC will help us reach that vision,” said Port of Vancouver Commissioner Jerry Oliver, who also represents Clark County’s public ports on the 14-member RTC Board of Directors. The path is part of a larger effort by the port to revitalize Terminal 1, a former industrial and commercial site, into a mixed-used facility.

Nearly $4 million is budgeted for trail design, geotechnical work, engineering and construction.

Money for the grant come from federal Transportation Alternatives Program.