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Portland’s transportation bureau has a new logo: Here’s what it means

As you might have seen in our previous story, the Portland Bureau of Transportation has a new logo. Turns out it’s not just a branding refresh and a new slogan, it’s part of what the agency calls the “Realize Safety Initiative.” PBOT Communications Director John Brady reached out to share more of the context: “The Realize Safety initiative is not directly about traffic safety. Instead it’s part of PBOT’s effort to raise awareness about the crucial importance of personal safety on our streets...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Portland Bureau of Transportation, John Brady, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Realize Safety Initiative PBOT Communications, Realize Safety


Portland’s road deaths up 115% over last year

A memorial for 19-year-old Daniel Martinez who was killed on SE 122nd and Division after hitting a traffic pole with his car on New Year’s Day. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) So far this year our tally of Portland traffic fatalities stands at 28 people, a 115% increase over the 13 deaths we had at this same date last year. With just four years until our 2025 “Vision Zero” goal of no more traffic deaths, we are headed in the opposite direction. It’s clear that despite both the Portl...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Oregon State, Alberta, Metro, Brady, Northeast, Portland Police Bureau, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Daniel Martinez, John Brady, Vision Zero


Portland eyes next phase for Covid-inspired ‘Safe Streets’ initiative

One of over 200 installations citywide.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Learn more Safe Streets Evaluation Report (PBOT, March 2021) It’s been almost 11 months since the Portland Bureau of Transportation launched the Slow Streets program in response to a dramatic increase in walking and biking citywide at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now the question is: What comes next? Will PBOT gather up all the signs and barrels and open streets back up to drivers? Or will they tran...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Bac, Cohen, Gould, Multnomah County, David Stein, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jason Lee, John Brady, Tillamook, Scott Cohen, Bicycle Advisory Committee


Storm-related gravel wreaks havoc on Portland bikeways

Bike traffic shares a sketchy, gravel-filled sidewalk on NE Halsey over I-205. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) It’s been 17 days since Portland experienced a major winter storm. For people who get around mostly by car, the storm was a relatively minor inconvenience. It was a few days of snow and ice and a bit of shoveling before things were back to normal. But it’s a much different story for people who aren’t in a car. For people who use bike lanes or shoulders on a bike, scooter, ska...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Broadway, Halsey, Garner, Jefferson, Hawthorne, Sheridan, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Terwilliger, John Brady, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Sarah Iannarone


Support builds for bike lanes on Hawthorne as community awaits key report from PBOT

Healthier Hawthorne has taken over the windows of Starbucks at SE 37th.(Photo: Zach Katz/Healthier Hawthorne) A grassroots campaign to build support for protected bike lanes on Southeast Hawthorne Blvd has reached a fever pitch ahead of an expected release of a design recommendation by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The vision.(Rendering by Healthier Hawthorne) It’s been just over a year since we first shared how PBOT’s Hawthorne Pave and Paint project was a golden opportunity to ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Starbucks, City Hall, Hawthorne, Portland Bureau of Transportation, John Brady, KATU TV, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Zach Katz, Se Hawthorne Blvd, Southeast Hawthorne Blvd, PBOT Communications


‘No immediate plans’ for Biketown re-opening as smoke-filled air lingers

“This service outage is a good opportunity for leadership at Lyft to better articulate how their bike share systems plan to operate in emergency situations,”— Tarani Duncan, bike share industry veteran A man riding on the Broadway Bridge on September 10th. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) It’s another sign of our upside-down world that a public transit system launched with the promise of cleaner air is currently offline because of dirty air. All dressed up, nowhere to go. H...
Tags: Lyft, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Duncan, Brady, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Broadway Bridge, John Brady, Biketown, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Bike-sharing system, Motivate Inc, PBOT Communications


Portland installs first of 100 temporary diverters to tame traffic and create safer streets

A bicycle rider enjoys a just-calmed NW Flanders.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) PBOT contractor at work. By the end of tomorrow, 100 sets of signs and barricades like the ones in the photo above will be standing in streets across Portland. This morning, a crew of private contractors working for the Portland Bureau of Transportation installed the temporary diverters on Northwest Flanders at 22nd. At a press event to mark the occasion, PBOT Communications Director John Brady said their “S...
Tags: Facebook, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Flanders, Shepherd, Brady, Portland Bureau of Transportation, John Brady, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Chloe Eudaly, PBOT Communications, Northwest Flanders, Slow Streets Safe Streets


Biketown use has declined 75% amid virus outbreak

Biketown station on North Williams Ave.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) When Biketown in 2016 it was considered by some to be a cycling version of public transit. So it should come as no surprise that it has suffered a decrease in ridership like that of its more well-known transit cousin: buses and light rail. According to publicly available ridership data, Biketown use has dropped by 75% through mid-to-late-March of this year, compared to the same timeframe last year. Between March 10th an...
Tags: Boston, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Bird, Centers for Disease Control CDC, Portland Bureau of Transportation, TriMet, John Brady, New York City Chicago, Biketown, Jonathan Maus, Bike-sharing system


John Brady police station death: Dissident republican 'took own life'

John Brady died in Strand Road police station in Londonderry in October 2009.
Tags: News, Londonderry, John Brady, Strand Road


Report reveals attitudes about transportation from inside and outside PBOT

A poll commissioned by the Portland Bureau of Transportation found that a large majority of Portlanders don’t think widening roads is the answer to congestion and that the agency needs simpler messaging and a clearer vision. Those are just a few of the findings from (PDF) by Bloom Communications that was completed in fall 2018. The report has been used internally by PBOT since then but was not made public until a records request by a BikePortland contributor was filled last week. Bloom, a...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Austin, Cycling, Portland, Brady, Bloom, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, John Brady, Central City, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Leah Treat, Dana Dickman, Kate Brown Brendan Finn


$5.6 million 72nd Ave project – sans parkway path – will move forward with Metro funds

This section of NE 72nd Ave will be rebuilt with sidewalks, street trees, and physically protected bikeways. At their meeting this week, Portland City Council accepted a $2.2 million grant from Metro that will allow the Bureau of Transportation to build the final, unfunded piece of 70s Bikeway. The seven mile project aims to create a family-friendly bicycling corridor just west of 82nd Avenue between SE Flavel (near Springwater Corridor) and NE Sacramento streets. The one-mile section of ...
Tags: Oregon, Sacramento, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Columbia, Metro, Prescott, Sandy, Sumner, Cully, John Brady, Portland City Council, Bureau of Transportation


City, state will team up for new bikeway and signal on Lombard

Latest concept drawing for new crossing of North Lombard at Fenwick/Concord. The Concord Avenue neighborhood greenway has only one gap in its 2.4 mile route between Overlook Park and North Argyle Street in the Kenton neighborhood: the offset crossing of Lombard Street (a.k.a. Highway 30). But with a new agreement between the Oregon Department of Transportation (they own and manage Lombard) and the Portland Bureau of Transportation, that gap will soon be filled. The two agencies recently hashed ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Ada, Streetview, Kenton, Concord, Lombard Street, Lombard, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, John Brady, Fenwick


Jury’s out on PBOT’s experimental bike-friendly speed bumps

Experimental bike-friendly speed bump on SE Clinton west of 26th. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) I have a complicated relationship with speed bumps. “These are terrible, speed bumps have never been an issue for bikes.” “I love them.” I smiled as I rolled through without any bumping or thumping. I love them because they slow me down when I’m driving. This means streets are safer and I’m less likely to be in a crash. I like that (and my neighbors do too). But I don’t like how speed b...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Clinton, Brady, John Brady, Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Se Clinton Street, PBOT Communications, BP Headlines, Clinton Street Bike Boulevard Project, Speed Bumps


Beaverton traffic cameras caught 94,000 people speeding in one year

PBOT’s speed camera on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway was installed in 2016.(Photo: PBOT) One line in a recent Beaverton Police Department press release caught my eye: “Between 07/01/2015 and 07/01/2016 over 94,000 drivers were traveling 11 mph or more, above the speed limit.” I’m well aware that most people drive faster than they should. But 94,000? That’s a lot of speeders! (And don’t even get me started about the standard practice of only citing for 11 mph or over the posted speed.) Thankfully ...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, RFP, Brady, Beaverton, John Brady, Central City, Holgate, Speed Cameras, SE Washington St, Jonathan Maus, Burnside St


City installs plastic curbs, wands to protect bikeway at I-5 freeway on-ramp

Nothing like the sight of a PBOT maintenance worker installing protection on a bike lane in the morning!(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Something great is happening as I type this: A day after the City of Portland took some heat from Bicycling Magazine about not providing enough protected cycling space, I noticed Bureau of Transportation crews installing some in my neighborhood this morning. As part of the North Rosa Parks Way paving project, PBOT is adding plastic curbs and d...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Rosa Parks, ODOT, Michigan Avenue, John Brady, Bicycling Magazine, Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, North Rosa Parks Way, BP Headlines, Protected Bike Lanes


Eastside business group raises red flag on Central City in Motion plan

Formerly home to heavy industry, the Central Eastside Industrial District is changing fast. Will its streets keep up? (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The Central Eastside Industrial Council (CEIC) says the city’s plan to update streets in the central city is moving too fast. The nonprofit is also urging its members to voice concerns over the potential loss of 250 auto parking spaces and fewer lanes for driving. “We can’t handle the loss of 250 parking spaces. We would like to work wit...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Brady, Merrill, Sandy, Burnside, TPAC, Ladd, TriMet, Willamette River, John Brady, Central City, Scott Cohen


Opinion: Helmets, sidewalks, Segways, other thoughts on e-scooters

They’re already proving popular.(Click to enlarge and read captions)(Photos: Jonathan Maus) I was out of town when e-scooters launched in Portland last week, so yesterday was my first chance to observe them. “The law itself leaves it vague as to how far you can ride it on the sidewalk.”— Charley Gee First. Why does BikePortland even care about scooters? Here are a few reasons: I strolled around Pioneer Square and Waterfront Park to watch and see how these new wheeled vehicles were ...
Tags: Opinion, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Waterfront Park, Pioneer Square, Portland City, John Brady, Central City, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Charley Gee, Portland Parks, BP Headlines


Murphy wins Faldo Series Ireland Championship

Paul Murphy (Rosslare) teeing of in the third round of the South of Ireland Championship at Lahinch.  Picture: Niall O'Shea Rosslare's Paul Murphy put in a classy performance to win the Faldo Series Ireland Championship by five shots at Mount Juliet.Just a few days after losing to eventual champion Caolan Rafferty in the quarter-finals of the South of Ireland Championship at Lahin...
Tags: US, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Dublin, Paul Murphy, Galway, Murphy, Kilkenny, Lahinch, John Brady, Faldo, Amateur golf, Rosslare, Caolan Rafferty


Irish Boys team named for Home Internationals

Mark Power (Kilkenny Golf Club) during the South African Stroke Play Championship, Pecanwood Golf & Country Club, Hartbeespoort, South Africa. 07/02/2018 Picture: Golffile | Troy Winfield No Munster players made the Ireland team for the Boys Home Internationals at Royal Dornoch in Scotland from 7-9 August.Six of the 11 players were automatic selections based on their position in t...
Tags: England, Scotland, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Leinster, St Anne, John Brady, Amateur golf, Tom Montgomery, Eoin Murphy, Neil Manchip, Slieve Russell, Mark Power Kilkenny Golf Club, Mark Power, Alasdair Gibson


Postive starts for Ireland in European Amateur Team Championships

Olivia Mehaffey shot a seven-under 65 to lead after the first team of strokeplay qualifying in the European Ladies' Team Championship in Austria Ireland's quartet of international teams got off to generally positive starts in the European Team Championships across the continent on Tuesday.In the men's championship at the Faldo Course in Berlin, Ireland lies one spot outside the to...
Tags: England, Sweden, France, Scotland, Spain, Sport, Austria, Ireland, Netherlands, Golf, Finland, Denmark, John Murphy, Dundalk, Lisburn, Kilkenny


5 members of WWII bomber crew buried together at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Five crewmembers from a B-17 bomber shot down over Germany in World War II have been laid to rest together at Arlington National Cemetery. The men were buried with full military honors Wednesday. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency identified them as Tech. Sgt. John Brady, of Taunton, Massachusetts; Tech. Sgt. Allen […]
Tags: News, Germany, Ap, Arlington VA, Arlington National Cemetery, Allen, Arlington, Taunton Massachusetts, John Brady, Defense POW MIA Accounting Agency, Nation & World


City to accept $2 million in state funds for greenway parallel to 82nd Avenue

Just one block makes a big difference. Here’s 82nd near SE Mill on the left and 80th near SE Mill — future Seventies Greenway Route — on the right. At their City Council meeting tomorrow, Mayor Ted Wheeler and his colleagues will authorize an agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation to put $2 million into city coffers for the design and construction of the Seventies Neighborhood Greenway. The money comes from a federal grant distributed by ODOT through their Statewide Transport...
Tags: Sacramento, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, City Council, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, John Brady, Ted Wheeler, Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Rose City Golf Course, Neighborhood Greenways


City of Portland considering pilot of dockless electric scooters this summer

Care to scoot?(Photos: Jonathan Maus) In an attempt to ride the wave of a mobility revolution sweeping cities across the globe, the City of Portland has confirmed they are considering a launch of a program that would allow private companies to operate dockless e-scooters in the public right-of-way during a pilot period later this summer. The scooters will be of the “dockless” variety, meaning they won’t need to be parked in a designated area or at a special kiosk. At least that’s how they work...
Tags: San Francisco, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Portland Bureau of Transportation, John Brady, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Sarah Iannarone, Steve Hoyt McBeth, Hoyt McBeth, Moovel, Pedestrian Advisory Committee, BP Headlines, Dockless Electric Scooter Share


Rafferty and Brady lead Irish challenge at Lytham Trophy

John Brady (Rosslare). Picture by Pat Cashman Dundalk's Caolan Rafferty and Rosslare's John Brady are tied for ninth place heading into Sunday's final 36 holes at the Lytham Trophy.Rafferty shot a three-over 73 and Boys international Brady a 74 to trail Royal Liverpool's Walker Cup player Matthew Jordan by six strokes on two-over 142.Jordan was three-under for his second round wit...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Newcastle, Golf, Jordan, Galway, Matthew Jordan, Newlands, Brady, Rafferty, Lyne, Kilkenny, Eugene Smith, John Brady, Alex Dixon, Malcolm Mitchell


Hoey ace in Spain; Brady shines at Lytham

Michael Hoey is presented with a bottle of Spanish red wine, courtesy of hole-in-one sponsor Herederos del Marques de Riscal, by Challenge Tour director Alain de Soultrait in celebration of his ace. Michael Hoey made his first hole in one for three years at the Challenge de Epaña and paid homage to his club sponsors.The Northern Irishman (39) holed a seven-iron at the 180-yard 17t...
Tags: England, France, Spain, Sport, Ford, Golf, Cambridge, Poland, Derry, Grant, Parker, Brady, McGee, Lisburn, Kilkenny, Maddy


PBOT places bet on ‘smart city’ tech to count bikes and make streets safer

PBOT will install 200 sensors to gather more data about how streets are being used.(Photo: J. Maus) Portland’s bike planning is about to get smarter. “The city has the right ideas but they don’t have the right tools.”— William Henderson, Ride Report The Portland Bureau of Transportation announced two major data-driven projects last week aimed at making biking safer. PBOT purchased data from Portland startup Ride Report, and plans to install smart safety sensors on three of the city’s mos...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Atlanta, Sport, Intel, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, San Diego, Woodstock, Henderson, William Henderson, Brady, Hawthorne, Burnside, Portland Bureau of Transportation


West of Ireland tee-times

The 17th at County Sligo Royal Dublin's Barry Anderson will tee off his defence of the West of Ireland Championship on the fearsome 17th at Rosses Point.The Sligo native will be joined on the tee for the 9 am shotgun start Rosslare's John Brady and Castle's Alex Gleeson while last year's runner-up, Jack Pierse, is out in the afternoon wave for the 2 pm start.The Portmarnock man is...
Tags: Sport, West, Ireland, Heritage, Golf, North West, Dublin, The Island, Barry Anderson, Sligo, Portrush, John Brady, Portmarnock, Amateur golf, Alex Gleeson, Jamie Fletcher


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


An auto user killed a woman who was walking legally across SE Stark and 148th today

Overhead view of the intersection. Yellow arrow is the path of the victim. The Portland Police Bureau is investigating a collision that happened just after midnight this morning at SE Stark and 148th. A driver hit and killed a person crossing the street on foot; then the driver fled the scene. Just three months ago a 40-year-old man walking on Stark was hit and killed by someone using a car. And last March — also at 148th and Stark — another auto user killed someone walking and then fled t...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Brady, Portland Police Bureau, Portland Bureau of Transportation, John Brady, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Fatal Collisions, BP Headlines, Rosewood Initiative, Se Stark, Kem Marks, PBOT s Vision Zero


Here’s how PBOT will fix the bike lane that disappeared on NW 14th Ave

PBOT’s temporary plans for the block of NW 14th between Flanders and Glisan. Remember the bike lane on NW 14th Avenue we highlighted last week? (Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) The lane had disappeared without any warning, forcing road users into stressful and dangerous situations. While they still haven’t explained why they didn’t catch the problem earlier, the Portland Bureau of Transportation told us the bike lane vanished because of a construction project on one side of the street and a ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Flanders, Ada, Cohen, NW, Momo, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Pearl District, John Brady, Central City, Scott Cohen, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Glisan