Bayside Transportation Master Plan Workshop set for 9/15; First of Three Meetings


By Carol McCracken  (Post # 2,404)

Interested parties are invited to attend the first public workshop for the Bayside Transportation Master Plan Study.  It’s scheduled for Tuesday, September 15th at 6:00 pm at the Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall (entrance on Myrtle Street).  The meeting is hosted by the City of Portland.

The study includes the area bounded by Washington Avenue, Forest Avenue, 1-295, and Cumberland Avenue.

The study will build upon and integrate much of the transportation planning board work and changing land uses that have taken place in the past 15 years in both east and west Bayside.  It will take a fresh look at street configurations, on-street parking, transit, land use and bike and pedestrian connectivity in order to fulfill the vision of Bayside as a sustainable, mixed-use transient oriented neighborhood.

Several key neighborhood streets will be studied:  Marginal Way, Portland and Oxford Streets, Lancaster Street, Pearl Street and finally, Preble & Elm Streets.  The 15th meeting is the first of three scheduled meetings on the subject.  The study will be finished by the end of 2015.