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Final plans set for new traffic signal on Hawthorne Bridge

New signal should help prevent this situation. (Photo: Josh Chernoff/YouTube) An awkward and dangerous intersection on the Hawthorne Bridge is set to get a major makeover. Portland City Council is expected to authorize an agreement between the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Multnomah County to build the Hawthorne Bridge Traffic Signal Improvement Project. (Project plans available in council ordinance PDF here.) The signal will be located at the top of the on-ramp from northbound Naito ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Multnomah County, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland City Council, Hawthorne Bridge, Naito, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Signals, Naito Parkway, Sw Naito Parkway, Josh Chernoff


Nearly 60 Hawthorne Blvd businesses support protected bike lane

The proposal calls for a reduction of driving access to make room for a curbside bike lane separated from moving traffic by a parking lane. (Illustration by Scott Mason) “Adding bicycles to Hawthorne will add shoppers and neighbors and make it resemble the rest of the city.”— Amanda Doimas, Backstory Books For the past month Zach Katz has been relentlessly promoting the idea of bike lanes on one of Portland’s most high-profile commercial main streets. His Healthier Hawthorne project has...
Tags: New York City, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, City Hall, Zach, Hawthorne, Katz, Hawthorne Boulevard, Scott Mason, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Bike Loud PDX, Hawthorne Blvd


Metro acquisition could close Cazadero Trail gap at Deep Creek

Let’s close this gap! (Map graphic: BikePortland) About 2,000 feet through a riparian forest are all that separate us from having a carfree connection between Portland, the Clackamas river, and beyond. Metro map of acquisition boundary. Metro just finalized the purchase of a 76-acre parcel that will close that gap. Once completed, this project will have massive impacts to bicycle riders of all persuasions. First, some background: The abandoned railroad line between Portland and Estacada...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Boring, Eagle Creek, Metro, State Park, Clackamas River, Clackamas, Deep Creek, Oregon State Parks, Cazadero, Estacada, Jonathan Maus


Kicking coal can improve our water supply to all

South Africa’s dependence on the fossil fuel and burning it in power stations uses 5% of water and pollutes even more The post Kicking coal can improve our water supply to all appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Renewable Energy, Water, Drought, Infrastructure, South Africa, Pollution, Coal, Electricity, Eskom, South Africa (country


Facebook working with China Mobile to bring undersea internet to Africa in $1 Billion deal

Facebook has joined a partnership with China Mobile and other entities to construct a undersea cable to connect Africa with higher-speed and more reliable broadband internet, Bloomberg reports. The 2Africa project is valued at around $1 billion U.S. dollars. Bloomberg News was first to report the deal in detail today, and the article is paywalled. In addition to China Mobile and Facebook, the 2Africa project membership includes Vodacom, Vodafone, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt,...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Internet, China, Africa, Bloomberg, World news, Tech News, Broadband, Infrastructure, South Africa, Middle East, China Mobile, Eastern Cape, Bloomberg News


Couch Curve gets a ‘bike bar’ but don’t get your hopes up

Can you guess what this metal thing with the holes is for? (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) “Sideyard has become an activator of the urban context because it also emphasizes public transport connectivity as well as pedestrian and bicycle accessibility. The addition of a ground-floor bike bar and pedestrian-friendly plaza extended from the city sidewalk enhance these functions.” When I read those sentences in an article that popped up on one of my Google Alerts last night I was intrigued. So...
Tags: Google, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Burnside Bridge, US Bancorp, Bike Parking, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Couch Curve, Fields Park


New renderings and open house for carfree bridge over Columbia Blvd in St. Johns

Drawing from Parks bureau shows gradually-sloping ramp from Chimney Park up-and-over Columbia Blvd. Map from PP&R shows location of future carfree bridge with Kelley Point Park at the top, St. Johns Bridge in lower left. The Portland Parks and Recreation bureau has a new survey and online open house for their Bridge Over Columbia Blvd project. This project will construct a new path and bridge that will connect Pier/Chimney Park in St. Johns with Metro’s St. Johns Prairie trails. This is...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Parks and Recreation, Ada, Parks, Metro, St Johns, St Johns Bridge, Jonathan Maus, Parks Bureau, PP R, North Portland Greenway, Kelley Point Park


Eyes on the Street: How are ‘Slow Streets’ working?

North Bryant was full of riders today! (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) With the warmest days of the year upon us and lots of people out on bikes these days, the 100 or so temporary diverters installed by the Portland Bureau of Transportation last week couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m very curious how they’re working. What do the neighborhood greenways look like near you? Seen any signs out-of-place? Does it feel like more people are riding than usual? Anything else to share? In my...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Concord, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, Killingsworth, Slow Streets Safe Streets, North Bryant, Arbor Lodge Piedmont


PBOT project will build carfree plaza on Couch, build two-way cycle track across Burnside

Detail of PBOT plans for I-405 crossing changes. Detail shows new carfree plaza coming to Couch between 15th and 16th. At their meeting yesterday Portland City Council authorized the transportation bureau to bid out a $3,183,401 contract that will fund the construction of the Downtown I-405 Pedestrian Safety and Operational Improvements Project. PBOT wants to restore sanity and safety to an area where the surface street network was destroyed by the construction of the freeway and its on-...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Wheeler, Projects, Ada, Burnside, ODOT, West Burnside, Portland City Council, Ted Wheeler, Graff, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Gabriel Graff


Equinix just recorded its 69th straight positive quarter

There’s something to be said for consistency through good times and bad, and one company that has had a staggeringly consistent track record is international data center vendor, Equinix. It just recorded its 69th straight positive quarter, according to the company. That’s an astonishing record, and covers over 17 years of positive returns. That means this streak goes back to 2003. Not too shabby. The company had a decent quarter, too. Even in the middle of an economic mess, it was still up 6% Yo...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Infrastructure, Earnings, Ibm, Data Centers, Big Blue, Equinix, Co-location Facilities, Equnix


PBOT releases locations of first 100 temporary ‘Slow Streets’ barricades

Red dots are where barricades will go. View map here. PBOT has kept their promise: They just shared a map of the first 100 locations that will receive new temporary barricades to restrict driving in the name of their ‘Slow Streets Safe Streets‘ initiative. The first barricade installation will be this coming Thursday (May 7th) and new signs will be up shortly thereafter. The design of the signs and the expected intersection treatments were also just released. Advertisement --> ...
Tags: Google, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Northeast Portland, North Portland, Southeast Portland, Southwest Portland, Northwest Portland, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Coronavirus 2020, Slow Streets Safe Streets


First look at raised bike lanes and sidewalks on outer SE Powell Blvd

You love to see it.(Photos: Jim Chasse) This story is from east Portland resident and longtime bike advocate Jim Chasse. One of Portland’s most dangerous roads is finally getting safety upgrades that include new sidewalks, better bike lanes and upgraded crossings from SE 122nd to 136th. Powell Blvd. improvements have been a high priority for residents since this section of southeast Portland was annexed into the city over 25 years ago… It’s great to see some new concrete on the ground! I’v...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, State, Powell, Gresham, Oregon Legislature, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Michael Andersen, Shemia Fagan, East Portland, Powell Blvd


Grassroots push emerges for ‘quick and cheap’ bike lanes on SE Hawthorne

Proposed cross-section with parked cars next to a curbside bike lane.(Graphic made with Streetmix) “With just cones and a touch of paint, we can quickly and cheaply build a much safer, healthier, and happier Hawthorne,” reads the text of a website at HealthierHawthorne.com that just launched yesterday. “If enough people ask for it, it’s very likely that the project will get done… I’m extremely optimistic we can make this happen!”— Zach Katz, Healthier Hawthorne Portlander Zach Katz starte...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York City, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Cesar Chavez, Hawthorne, Katz, Ted Wheeler, Hawthorne Bridge, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Hawthorne Blvd


City of Portland phasing out bike lockers in favor of rooms

PBOT bike lockers inside Smart Park garages. (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) Portland’s bike lockers are a dying breed. Showing its age. First installed in the mid 1980s, the Portland Bureau of Transportation once managed a fleet of nearly 200 fully-enclosed and secured bicycle lockers. Today about 80 lockers remain. They’re installed at seven downtown locations (mostly inside Smart Park garages) and are available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis. People who use them pay $50 ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Richard, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Bike Parking, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Smart Park, Portlander Derrak Richard, Pioneer Tower, Southwest 5th Avenue, TriMet Portland State University


Columbia-Lombard plan draft includes new carfree I-5 bridge, extension of Columbia Slough path

There are some very exciting bike projects in this plan. (Photo: Michael Andersen) A plan that could unlock vast potential in a corridor that’s vital to cycling, our economy, and wildlife is nearing completion. From PBOT open house. The Portland Bureau of Transportation will host a webinar for the Columbia/Lombard Mobility Corridor Plan on Friday (4/24). The plan has come a very long way since we first covered it in January 2019. The draft project list is out and there’s an online open h...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Columbia, Slough, Woodlawn, St Johns, Marine Drive, Lombard, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Columbia Slough, Michael Andersen, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Vancouver Avenue


Columbia-Lombard plan draft includes new carfree bridge over I-5, extension of Columbia Slough path

There are some very exciting bike projects in this plan. (Photo: Michael Andersen) A plan that could unlock vast potential in a corridor that’s vital to cycling, our economy, and wildlife is nearing completion. From PBOT open house. The Portland Bureau of Transportation will host a webinar for the Columbia/Lombard Mobility Corridor Plan on Friday (4/24). The plan has come a very long way since we first covered it in January 2019. The draft project list is out and there’s an online open h...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Columbia, Slough, Woodlawn, St Johns, Marine Drive, Lombard, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Columbia Slough, Michael Andersen, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Vancouver Avenue


Springwater Corridor closed between Portland and Sellwood – UPDATED

Closures just erected. Photos by @ClareB_PDX and @antoniatamer via Twitter. A popular, three-mile section of the Springwater Corridor path is closed this morning. It’s unclear which agency is responsible or how long the closure will last. Photos tweeted by BikePortland readers this morning show a Portland Parks truck and what looks to be a park ranger along with “STREET CLOSED” signage at the main entrances on SE 4th and Ivon Street and at SE Spokane Street in Sellwood (at Sellwood Bridge). T...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Closures, Forest Park, Jonathan Maus, Springwater Corridor, Sellwood, Portland Parks And Recreation, Portland Parks, Spokane Street, SE Milwaukie, Springwater Trail, Ivon Street


Springwater Corridor closed between Portland and Sellwood

Closures just erected. Photos by @ClareB_PDX and @antoniatamer via Twitter. A popular, three-mile section of the Springwater Corridor path is closed this morning. It’s unclear which agency is responsible or how long the closure will last. Photos tweeted by BikePortland readers this morning show a Portland Parks truck and what looks to be a park ranger along with “STREET CLOSED” signage at the main entrances on SE 4th and Ivon Street and at SE Spokane Street in Sellwood (at Sellwood Bridge). T...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Closures, Forest Park, Jonathan Maus, Springwater Corridor, Sellwood, Portland Parks And Recreation, Portland Parks, Spokane Street, SE Milwaukie, Springwater Trail, Ivon Street


New research says ‘left turn calming’ makes intersections safer

(Graphic: IIHS) Good news for the Portland Bureau of Transportation: One of their newest tools to improve crossing safety at intersections just got a stamp of approval from new research from the nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Centerline hardening in action on North Williams and Killingsworth.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) Last summer PBOT rolled out a new type of speed bump they call ‘left turn calming’. These rubberized bumps are placed in intersections where ca...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland Bureau of Transportation, IIHS, Vision Zero, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety IIHS, Jonathan Maus, North Williams, Killingsworth, PBOT, Jessica Cicchino, Cicchino


Why is South Korea beating coronavirus? Its citizens hold the state to account | Tae Hoon Kim

The widely lauded policy of testing, tracing and treating has its roots in Koreans’ expectation of high-quality public services • Coronavirus latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageSouth Korea is one of the few countries that has succeeded in flattening the coronavirus curve. Its policy of testing, tracing and treating without lockdowns has been widely lauded. Some attribute this to South Korea’s experience of having dealt with previous epidemics such as Sars and Mers. Commentators in t...
Tags: South Korea, US, World news, Infrastructure, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Korea, Health policy, Donald Trump, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Tae Hoon Kim


We now have the need, precedent, and design guidance to make our streets social distancing compliant

Temporary bikeway just installed in a neighborhood in Berlin.(Photo: District office Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg of Berlin) (Photo: District office Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg of Berlin) The idea of making temporary changes to streets to address new traffic realities during the coronavirus pandemic gains steam every day. Simply put, requirements for healthy social distancing are not possible when people who use cars take up the vast majority of space on our streets. People who walk, bike, and us...
Tags: Berlin, New York City, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Broadway, Bill De Blasio, Johnson, Department Of Transportation, Calgary Alberta, Multnomah County, Burnside, Denver Colorado, Transportation Alternatives


Woman killed while walking on Barbur Boulevard was ‘brilliant’ PSU researcher

Iulia Hanczarek. (Photo: Portland State University) Iulia Hanczarek was coming into her prime as a chemist and researcher at Portland State University. She had dreams of a doctoral degree and missions to space. At just 39 years old, she had a lot of important discoveries ahead of her. Staff at the university describe her as “brilliant”. But just after midnight on Tuesday her life was cut short when a man chose to drive his car while drunk and hit and killed her as she walked home in southwest ...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, United States, Cycling, Portland, Romania, PSU, Jupiter, Portland State University, Portland State, California Bay Area, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Southwest Portland


Key issues for Transport for London during coronavirus lockdown

Train and bus services are to be limited as travel is restricted, raising questions for both passengers and operatorsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore draconian restrictions may be needed in London to stop the spread of the coronavirus, with guidance to avoid non-essential travel and stay home being ignored by some, while confirmed cases of sickness escalate rapidly. The prime minister, Boris Johnson, told his Wednesday press conference that he was prepared to take...
Tags: London, UK News, Infrastructure, Infectious Diseases, Transport, Boris Johnson, Transport policy, Tfl, Transport for London TfL, Coronavirus outbreak


PBOT improves greenway connection across North Interstate Avenue

New buffered bike lane now connects all the way to Interstate (it used to disappear here). It’s just one of several additions in the area. (Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Even amid the virus outbreak, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is working on our streets. On Sunday, city work crews were out in north Portland installing new signage and markings to fill a key gap in our bikeway. New sharrow on northbound Interstate directs riders to Killingsworth and Michigan Greenway a few blocks o...
Tags: Cook, Mississippi, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Atlantic, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Michigan, Rosa Parks, North Mississippi, Portland Bureau of Transportation, TriMet, Jonathan Maus, Killingsworth


Guest opinion: We should open up neighborhood streets for social distancing

Many people have open spaces right in front of their homes, what if we discouraged driving on them and opened them up to safely-distanced play?(Photo: Sam Balto) **This article is by Sam Balto, a Weston Award Winner and Physical Education teacher at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in north Portland. We last heard from him when he launched a guerrilla safety campaign using red cups to protect bike lanes.** “I noticed how little space we have in our neighborhoods for walkers, runners, and eve...
Tags: Cdc, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, United States, Cycling, Portland, Guest Article, Brown, Ted Wheeler, Concordia Neighborhood Association, Terry Dublinski Milton, Dublinski Milton, Diversion, Chris Warner, Sam Balto


Will the future be 'Mad Max' or 'Star Trek'? Coronavirus offers clues.

Neurohacker Collective co-founder, Jordan Hall, believes we might be heading toward a "Star Trek" future, though "Mad Max" is entirely possible. As human systems become more complicated and interconnected, the harder they are to fix when something breaks down.COVID-19 offers insight into the dangers of introducing too much complexity to a globally-connected species. The flood is coming. The elders, who have lived along this riverbank for generations, tell us it's time to move on. We've been li...
Tags: Facebook, South Korea, Texas, Technology, Government, Israel, America, Star Trek, Public Health, Infrastructure, Italy, Innovation, Global development, Pentagon, Coachella, Biden


Plans for infrastructure and climate postponed until after budget

Rishi Sunak to delay unveiling strategy for better transport links and net-zero emissionsThe national infrastructure strategy to invest £100bn in boosting the economy and tackling the climate crisis is expected to be delayed until after the budget.The plan to improve transport connectivity and work towards achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 had been set to be published “alongside” the budget, which is due on Wednesday. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, Budget, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Tax and spending, Infrastructure, Rishi Sunak, Budget 2020


After pushback, PBOT will make changes to NW in Motion projects

Not going to happen after all. When a seven-page memo detailing changes to the Northwest in Motion plan was released late last month by the Portland Bureau of Transportation, many advocates were animated in their disapproval. “All the ways in which Northwest in Motion is being watered down is so incredibly depressing,” NextPortland blogger and transportation reform activist Iain MacKenzie shared on Twitter. NWIM is the city’s plan to dramatically increase biking, walking and transit use in t...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, City Council, West Coast, Northwest, Raleigh, Conway, Everett, Overton, Wagner, Rivera, Burnside, Westover


PBOT adds to bikeway markings along Orange Line in southeast

Not subtle. (View looking east from Tilikum Way toward SE Milwaukie Ave.)(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) Overhead view of intersection. New sidewalk markings are located in lower right. It’s been well over five years since TriMet and the City of Portland opened the bikeways along the Orange Line MAX in inner southeast. Despite spending an unprecedented $40 million (not counting the Tilikum Crossing Bridge) to make biking and walking on nearby streets better, there was confusion and grumbl...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Clinton, Gideon, Clint, TriMet, Milwaukie, Jonathan Maus, Orange Line MAX, PBOT, Tilikum Crossing Bridge, Chloe Eudaly, MAX Orange Line


Spend £8bn to kickstart plan to decarbonise economy, chancellor told

Report claims Rishi Sunak has unique opportunity to invest in zero-carbon infrastructure The author of a groundbreaking report on the economic impact of climate change has called on Rishi Sunak to spend more than £8bn in his first budget next week to kickstart a “massive and long-term” boost to “zero-carbon infrastructure, new skills and sustainable innovation”.Lord Stern said the new chancellor had a unique opportunity to address regional inequalities and invest to meet the government’s target ...
Tags: Energy, Business, Climate Change, Environment, Economics, Green Economy, Bank Of England, Austerity, UK News, Infrastructure, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Quantitative Easing, Electric, Hybrid And Low-emission Cars, Inequality, Fossil fuel divestment