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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ocean Street in South Portland gets a bike lane

A paving project on South Portland's Ocean Street, also known as Route 77, has added a new bike lane that stretches between Broadway to the Cape Elizabeth town line.

This new bike lane fills in a gap between the Casco Bay Bridge bike lane and Cape Elizabeth, where an existing paved shoulder on Route 77 extends all the way through Cape Elizabeth to Crescent Beach State Park. Now, cyclists can enjoy an almost-uninterrupted bike lane between Portland and the beach (there's still a short one-block gap with no bike facilities between the Greenbelt pathway and Mahoney Middle School):

Thanks, South Portland!