Shared Use Pathways

Shared Use Pathways are a type of shared bikeway and pedestrian-way physically separated from the roadway and are intended to be shared by multiple types of pathway users, serving both transportation and recreational purposes.
Current Projects
Bayside to Portland Transportation Center Pathway
 

The Bayside to Portland Transportation Center Pathway is a critical missing link in an evolving shared use pathway network that will encircle the Portland peninsula and connect to other existing and planned pathways and our neighboring communities.

Bayside2PTCPath_Mtg1Poster_Nov30-2016

Completed Studies


Martin's Point Shared Use Pathway


This study, completed in early 2016, developed a shared use pathway concept to connect the Back Cove Trail/Tukey’s Bridge pathway with the shared use pathway built on the newly constructed Martin’s Point Bridge.

Martin's Point Shared Use Path Design Feasibility Study
Pathway_FINAL_Martins Point Report_160127

West Commercial Street Feasibility Study


This study, completed in 2009, developed two potential alignments for a shared use pathway from the Veteran’s Bridge/Fore River Parkway Trail to Harborview Park along West Commercial Street. The MaineDOT constructed Phase I in 2015 as part of the International Marine Terminal Project including the traffic signal at Beach Street and a pathway from east of Beach Street to just east of the Star Match Building. The city has secured funding for Phase II and will be embarking on its design in the near future.

West Commercial Street Trail Feasibility Study
StarMatch_WestCommStTrail Portland -Feasibility Study Report_4.8.10_FINA

The West Commercial Street Multi-Modal Corridor Study (2016)


In 2016, the 2009 study was updated with recommendations for the "along the road" pathway alignment and concept.

West Commercial Street Multi-Modal Corridor Study
Pathway_WCommercialStMMCorridorPlan_DraftFinalReport__Jan16-2016