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Last day to comment on the South Park Blocks Master Plan

Graphic from Portland Parks online open house shows proposed cross-section in front of Portland Art Museum. The Portland Parks and Recreation bureau is nearing completion of a master plan that will dictate a new design for the South Park Blocks. (Source: Portland Parks) The planning area is 12-block stretch of downtown between Southeast Salmon and Jackson. The goal is to create a “safe, accessible and welcoming” space for all users — including bicycle riders. Existing conditions on thes...
Tags: South Park, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Broadway, Parks, Park Avenue West, Jonathan Maus, Green Loop, Portland Parks, South Park Blocks, Downtown Neighborhood Association, South Park Blocks Master Plan, Portland Art Museum The Portland, Parks and Recreation bureau, Southeast Salmon


Council moves PGE’s central eastside “Mobility Hub” forward

Concept for Mobility Hub at 8th and Stark by ZGF Architects. By this summer there could be a new place in the central eastside where you can stop and grab lunch, surf the web, and charge your e-bike. Today at Portland City Council, plans to redevelop a 10,000 square foot parking lot on the corner of Southeast 8th and Stark into the the region’s first “Mobility Hub” were strongly supported by Mayor Ted Wheeler and three commissioners. Portland City Council unanimously approved an ordinanc...
Tags: Smart City, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Electric Vehicles, Wheeler, Portland, Portland City Council, Ted Wheeler, Portland General Electric, Pge, Jonathan Maus, Brownstein, Green Loop, Chloe Eudaly, Pge Mobility Hub


Elevated Green Loop path emerges from latest Broadway Corridor plans

Rendering of Green Loop path through Broadway Corridor site. Broadway Bridge in upper right. (ZGF Architects) The flyover lives. New renderings and details for the Green Loop through the Broadway Corridor project site have been made available by architects working on the project. They include our most detailed view yet of how the path will navigate from the Parks Blocks, through the site, and up to the 30-foot high junction at NW Lovejoy and the Broadway Bridge. After a general planning con...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Usps, Portland, Broadway, Johnson, Park Avenue, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Broadway Bridge, Lovejoy, Broadway Corridor, North Park Blocks, Jonathan Maus, Green Loop


City unveils dates for 2019 Sunday Parkways events

Sunday Parkways is full of love.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The Portland Bureau of Transportation has fittingly used the day of love to unveil the 2019 Sunday Parkways season. As per usual, there will be five events this year and the routes will touch every quadrant except the southwest hills. As for any new offerings this year, PBOT says they’ll have a stronger focus on walking. They’ve planned a series of walks inspired by the Parks for New Portlanders that partner with local orga...
Tags: Facebook, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Alberta, Harper, Northeast, Ainsworth, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Southeast Portland, Central City, Holman, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Rides/Events, Sunday Parkways


New council date, final projects set for Central City in Motion plan

Cover of PBOT’s newly published Central City in Motion Implementation Plan . After many changes in the past few months, the ink is finally drying on the Central City in Motion plan. This week the Portland Bureau of Transportation published a bunch of new documents (including the official Implementation Plan) and changed the council hearing date to this coming Thursday November 15th at 2:00 pm. This is not a drill. With two years of public outreach and planning all tied up in a bow, all that’s ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Salmon, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, Broadway, PSU, City Council, Taylor, Madison, Everett, Lloyd, Sullivan, Grand Avenue, Hawthorne


Food cart advocates eye transformation of 9th Avenue for ‘Culinary Corridor’

Culinary Corridor concept drawing as presented at City Council today. (Graphics by Hennebery Eddy Architects) Repurposing Portland streets for something other than driving or parking cars. Bollards that go up during certain parts of the day to keep drivers out. Entire city blocks where people have priority over auto use. Is this the latest gambit by Better Block PDX or perhaps a demonstration by Bike Loud PDX? Nope. At the Portland City Council meeting this morning two prominent food culture...
Tags: Sport, Park, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, City Council, Washington Park, Pioneer Square, Portland City Council, Ted Wheeler, Central City, North Park Blocks, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Better Block PDX


Promised over a decade ago, Portland embarks on NW Flanders Bikeway project

PBOT Project Manager Scott Cohen at the kickoff planning meeting September 20th.(Photos: Reza Farhoodi) Making good on a promise made over a decade ago, the City of Portland has finally started planning a new bikeway on NW Flanders between Waterfront Park and 24th. And at a meeting late last month, Portlanders got their first chance to see it. The origin of the project goes back to the 2005 Burnside/Couch Transportation and Urban Design Plan. As the legend goes, bike advocates cut a deal with ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Flanders, Davis, City Council, Northwest, Adt, Old Town, Burnside, Waterfront Park, Union Pacific Railroad, Northwest Portland, Central City


It’s crunch time for PBOT’s ambitious Central City in Motion project

The PBOT Bicycle Advisory Committee weighed in on the latest projects at their monthly meeting last month.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “There are some projects where we looked at the right-of-way and thought, ‘What is the highest and best use?’ And in some cases that’s mobility. Moving people and not storing parked cars.”— Gabe Graff, PBOT project manager With over 6,000 public comments and nearly six years of planning, the end is finally in sight for the Central City in Motion proj...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Broadway, Willamette, PSU, City Council, Taylor, Madison, Columbia, Max, Old Town, Clay, Morrison, Everett


Let’s keep the Green Loop rolling

“Will the Green Loop have the bitterness of a bureaucrat’s utilitarianism and timeline, or will it be a place that embodies the slightly anarchistic spirit of Portland?” “What is the Green Loop”? That’s the question I got asked the most while tabling for the Friends of the Green Loop at the last Sunday Parkway as thousands of people streamed by. I always responded, “It is this, but all the time.” Connecting the downtown park blocks across the Broadway Bridge through the Lloyd and over the...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, United States, Cycling, Portland, Lloyd, Broadway Bridge, Oregon Department of Transportation, Sam Adams, Tom McCall, Hawthorne Bridge, Central Eastside, Kiel Johnson, Harbor Drive, Green Loop


The Best Running Party Under The Stars – Ragnar Trail Carolinas

A one-of-a-kind race, Ragnar Trail Carolinas is a two-day, overnight adventure relay run. Join us October 5-6 at the Anne Springs Close Greenway in South Carolina. The Ragnar Trail Carolinas is more than a race, it is a unique way to experience adventure and create memories with a team of friends. As a tribe of four to eight “Ragnarians,” you’ll work together to conquer a unique course from sunset to sunrise. Why? Why put yourselves through this? There are too many reasons to list here. Teams c...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Mark, Ragnar, Sponsored Content, Anne Springs Close Greenway, Green Loop, Ragnar Trail Carolinas, South Carolina The Ragnar Trail Carolinas, Ragnar Trail Carolinas Course Runners, Yellow Loop, Ragnar Village


A north Portland Sunday Parkways photo gallery

Sunday Parkways is such a powerful force for kids. Imagine: They can ride their own bikes in the street without fear. That’s no small thing. (Photos: Jonathan Maus) The City hosted the second of five Sunday Parkways events yesterday. The north Portland route stretched from Peninsula Park on the southern end to McCoy Park in the north. As always, the event drew a wide and wonderful mix of people. All ages, all sizes, all colors, all abilities. And of course there were tons of kids — especially a...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, the City, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland, Rides/Events, Sunday Parkways, Green Loop, New Columbia, Ventura Park, BP Headlines, Peninsula Park, McCoy Park, Bike Repair Hub


Freight, bikes, and the Central Eastside: An interview with Peter Stark

Peter Stark at a Central City in Motion project design charrette on March 16th.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) As the City of Portland looks to create a usable, low-stress cycling network in the central city, one of the toughest places to make it a reality will be the Central Eastside Industrial District. An area hemmed in by massive freeway infrastructure with a legacy of heavy industry and freight-dependent businesses, the CEID is in many ways the lynchpin of the Central City in Motion project....
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Ryan, Central City, CEIC, Jonathan Maus, Central Eastside, Portland Streetcar Inc, Freight, Green Loop, Hashagen, BP Headlines, Central Eastside Industrial Council


Dispatch from a secret meeting for the Central City in Motion project

The planning is well underway — for some people.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) “Private Meeting.” And no, I wasn’t formally invited. A private, invite-only meeting of Central Eastside power-brokers held on Wednesday at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry shows just how seriously the City of Portland is taking an effort to establish a network of low-stress, “family-friendly” cycling routes throughout the Central City. It also shows how much weight some business owners have in a planning...
Tags: Oregon, City, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Copenhagen, Dorothy, Sounding Board, Convention Center, District, Sullivan, Grand Avenue, Hawthorne


Sunday Parkways will return to downtown in 2018

The first real-life test of the future Green Loop. It’s official: For the first time since 2012 Portland’s Sunday Parkways event will happen on the west side of the Willamette River. The Portland Bureau of Transportation announced this year’s five events today and the big news is that the July 22nd event will follow the route of the proposed Green Loop project. “Our new Green Loop route is going to be a wonderful way to introduce Portlanders to biking to some of the most well-loved parts of ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Broadway, North, Benton, Moda Center, Lloyd, Moody, Harrison, Holladay, Burnside, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Broadway Bridge, Willamette River


A few things we’re looking forward to in 2018

Sunday Parkways will return to downtown this year — for the first time since 2011.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) I looked back at 2017 and decided it’s probably best to start looking ahead. Not everything about last year was bad. We (and by “we” I mean BikePortland and our community in general) had some triumphs and we learned a great deal about important issues; but it was not our best year. Looking ahead however, we see plenty of reasons for optimism. The four things below are infrastr...
Tags: China, Sport, Front Page, Brooklyn, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Seattle, Sullivan, Oregon Legislature, Waterfront Park, Union Pacific Railroad, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Broadway Bridge, TriMet, Willamette River


Beyond freeway expansion, here’s how local streets would change with I-5 Rose Quarter project

A visual summary by ODOT of the surface-street changes proposed in the I-5 Rose Quarter Project.(Images: ODOT and Google Street View) When they explain their support for spending hundreds of millions to add two new on/off freeway lanes and freeway shoulders to Interstate 5 at the Rose Quarter, Portland city leaders have a go-to answer: better surface streets. It’s true, Mayor Ted Wheeler conceded last month, that more freeway throughput at this interchange would do “very little to arrest co...
Tags: Google, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Williams, Wheeler, Portland, Broadway, Vancouver, Naacp, Flint, Chris Smith, Moda Center, Boise, Rivera


East Portland advocates raise equity concerns over ‘Green Loop’ project

(Image: Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability: Central City 2035) The Green Loop, one of the the city’s “Big Ideas” in the Central City 2035 plan, has been singled out by a coalition of activists who say it’s yet another sign east Portland is being left behind. In a letter ( ) sent to Mayor Ted Wheeler and city council members on September 6th as testimony on the Central City plan, the Climate Justice Collaborative (CJC) said they are, “disappointed in the City’s numerous efforts to ele...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Coalition, Wheeler, Portland, PSU, City Hall, Dan, the City, Greenway, Cully, City Club, Pearl District, Amanda Fritz


No love for I-5 Rose Quarter project at city council hearing

Signs distributed by No More Freeways coalition as seen at a rally prior to the hearing.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) On Thursday afternoon Portland City Council members got an earful of opposition to the most expensive project in their 20-year Central City 2035 plan: The controversial proposal to invest $450 million to add new lanes and shoulders on I-5 between I-84 and I-405 through the Rose Quarter. Council hosted the public hearing as part of their effort to adopt an updated Central City pl...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, Smith, Chris Smith, Romero, Oregon Legislature, ODOT, Bob Sallinger, Tony Jordan, Oregon Department of Transportation, Goldschmidt, Amanda Fritz, Portland City Council


‘Green Loop’ takes center stage at Design Week Portland

The Green Loop will come of age at Design Week Portland.(Images: Untitled Studio) Design Week Portland kicks off tonight. If you are an urban planner, transportation reformer, bicycle commuter, or just a lover of Portland, you should check out what they’ve got planned. “… design process whereby Portlanders define the character and identity of the project in a way that reflects their individual needs and aspirations for the future.” The event — which runs through next Saturday (April 29th) ...
Tags: New York, America, San Francisco, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Taylor, Loop, Agency, Metro, Elissa, Dwp, Portland State University, Courtney


New images reveal Google's plans for a futuristic solar-powered California headquarters

New images submitted to the City of Mountain View in January provide our best look at Google's proposed 18.6-acre Charleston East campus - the first the technology giant is constructing from the ground up. The heart of the new space, according to plans drafted by the design teams of Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studio, is a two-story, 595,000-square-foot building. It’s topped by an expansive tent-like canopy that conjures up images of Bonnaroo rather than stuffy business meetings. The ro...
Tags: Google, Design, California, Mountain View, Heatherwick Studio, Bjarke Ingels Group, Charleston East, Green Loop, Charleston Basin, Charleston Park Could


PBOT moves forward with carfree ‘Sullivan’s Crossing’ bridge over I-84

The new bridge would create a long-awaiting north-south connection between the central eastside and the Lloyd District. (Map by KPFF, renderings by Fat Pencil Studio) For years people have dreamed of a low-stress and convenient bikeway between inner southeast Portland and the Lloyd District. Now it’s becoming a reality. The Portland Bureau of Transportation is moving forward with plans to build a new carfree bridge over Interstate 84 that would connect 7th Avenue between NE Lloyd Boulevard on t...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Lloyd, Sullivan, Portland Bureau of Transportation, John Brady, Central City, BTA, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Lloyd District, Ne 7th Ave


Old idea of a human-centric, carfree downtown will be brought to life Saturday

Flyer for Saturday’s big event. The crew that brought us the 3rd Avenue plaza, Better Broadway and Better Naito are about to embark on yet another ambitious project: this Saturday Better Block PDX will connect the north and south Park Blocks to create a one-mile stretch of carfree streets and plazas. It’s an effort in partnership with the City of Portland and nonprofit Oregon Walks to offer a sneak peak of the future “Green Loop” project. And like their previous efforts (which have been very...
Tags: Sport, Park, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Broadway, City Council, Morrison, Bailey, Ankeny, Naito, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Better Block PDX, Better Broadway, Oregon Walks


Green Loop brainstorm: Five ideas for a park to ring central Portland

Alta Planning/Greenworks envisions a green zigzag marking the path of a protected bike lane on N. Ramsay Way, just north of the Moda Center. As Portland’s planning bureau talks about a future “Green Loop” biking and walking route around the central city, it’s just scored a burst of ideas from urban designers around the world. A couple of the ideas even feature bikes. Design Week Portland, an annual industry event taking place next month, has announced five finalists in its $20,000 challeng...
Tags: Indianapolis, Front Page, Chicago, Prague, Portland, Moda Center, Sandy, Hamburg Germany, Sausalito Calif, Jazz Club, Michael Andersen, BikePortland, Protected Bikeways, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Jimmy Mak, Green Loop