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TriMet to add bike parking at two light-rail stations


The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) has obtained a $1.5 million grant to add more parking for bicycles at two MAX light-rail stations.

The grant is part of the Oregon Transportation Commission's $40.4 million ConnectOregon V program that awarded funds to 36 multi-modal projects around the state, TriMet officials said in a press release.

The agency will add covered bike parking on each side of the Robertson Tunnel connecting Portland and Washington County. The project will build enhanced and secure bike parking at the Beaverton Creek MAX station along with a new trail crossing to better connect people to nearby employers.

In addition, the agency will build bike parking at the Goose Hollow/SW Jefferson Street Station on the eastern edge of the Robertson Tunnel. Riders with bikes board at the station to avoid pedaling up and over the west hills and Washington Park, TriMet officials said.

The project's total cost is $1.9 million. Washington County will contribute $250,000 and TriMet, $150,000, toward the project.

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