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Car-centric jughandle, but no bike lanes through Barbur Crossroads?

Meet me at the crossroads… but be careful on a bike.(View looking southeast on SW Capitol Highway at SW Barbur Blvd).(Photos: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland) No bike lanes planned for section in red. The Oregon Department of Transportation will begin work this summer on its Barbur Crossroads Safety Project at the intersection of SW Barbur Blvd and Capitol Highway. Project elements include new lighting, ADA ramps, a new sidewalk, pedestrian countdown signals, wayfinding signs, and an operati...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Projects, Ada, Hamilton, Bureau, Bertha, PCC, South Waterfront, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Huber, Crestwood


Father of teen killed by driver on Hawthorne Blvd questions city’s repaving plans

(Photo from Fallon Smart memorial ride on August 26th, 2016 by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland.) The father of a teenager who was hit and killed by a driver as she walked across Hawthorne Boulevard says the City of Portland erred by not seizing an opportunity to add bike lanes and make the street safer. Tigard resident Seth Smart is the father of Fallon Smart, the 15-year-old who was hit by a reckless driver on Hawthorne and 43rd on August 19th, 2016. The tragedy sparked community outcry and led...
Tags: Sport, Smart, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Fallon, Hawthorne, Katz, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Tigard, Vision Zero, Hawthorne Boulevard, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, City s Bicycle Advisory Committee, Fallon Smart


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


Gideon Overcrossing has been renamed in honor of Metro Councilor Bob Stacey

Inset: New sign just installed by PBOT. Metro Council member Bob Stacey has earned a high honor: His name will forever be associated with a 30-foot high bridge in southeast Portland. Stacey at a Safe Routes to School funding rally in 2016.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) At a council meeting today, Stacey was surprised by the announcement that the Gideon Overcrossing Bridge will henceforth be known as the Bob Stacey Crossing. The bridge was completed in late 2020 and spans 300 feet ...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Metro, Stacey, TriMet, Bob Stacey, Reed College, Earl Blumenauer, Central City, Metro Council, Jonathan Maus, Orange Line MAX


East Portland state rep wants ’emergency interventions’ on 82nd Avenue

Oregon House Representative Khanh Pham is “frustrated and heartbroken” about the two fatal pedestrian crashes on Northeast 82nd Avenue in the past two weeks. Rep. Pham, a new legislator known for assembling a “new progressive majority” to pass the Portland Clean Energy Fund and her years of work as an east Portland community activist, took to Twitter today to make her opinions known. “We must implement emergency and long-term interventions to save lives on this dangerous road,” Rep. Pham wro...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, Alberta, Mitchell, Washington County, Oregon House, Anthony Tolliver, Pham, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Tina Kotek, Oregon Department of Transportation


Portland wins state tourism grant to bolster carfree dining plazas

Not very welcoming at all.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) A state tourism grant will allow the the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to address one of our main critiques of their Healthy Business plaza program: The way they look. “As visitors make their way back to Portland, it will be important to provide clear and consistent visuals that alert people to the location of these plazas.”— PBOT grant application Last week we shared how the carfree plazas that have popped up all...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Burnside, Travel Oregon, Ankeny, Portland City Council, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Portland Bureau of Transportation PBOT, Hardesty, Jo Ann Hardesty, Safe Streets Initiative, Healthy Business Program, Clinton Mississippi Buckman Alberta


PBOT: Eastbound driving ban could improve ‘complex’ NE Alameda/57th intersection

A rider waits at the bike signal on Alameda at 57th and Sandy (looking west). The drivers on the left would no longer be present in that location once the changes take effect. As part of their ongoing Rose Lane Project, the City of Portland wants to improve the speed and service of the 12 and 71 TriMet bus lines on Sandy Boulevard. One of the ways they plan to do that is to prohibit driving on a one-block stretch of NE Alameda Street. If you’ve ever ridden across the intersection of NE 57th/S...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Alameda, Wagner, Sandy, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Bertelsen, TriMet, Bicycle Advisory Committee, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Zef Wagner, Sandy Boulevard


First Look: New bike lanes, traffic calming treatments on SW Patton and Greenway

Dog hesitantly uses the new SW Greenway crosswalk. Looking north from the curbed finger now separating Talbot Rd from SW Greenway Ave. (Photo: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland) It only took the crew a day to bolt in the plastic curbs, lay down some paint, and tame the free-for-all of poor behavior that typically defines the intersection of Southwest Patton Road and Greenway Ave in the Portland Heights neighborhood. It’s a rare bit of active transportation infrastructure in this part of Portland ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Projects, Montgomery, Southwest, Talbot, Patton, Greenway, Montgomery Drive, Hillsdale, PBOT, Council Crest, Sw Montgomery


New bike lanes on N Whitaker will connect slough path to Delta Park

Existing conditions on N Whitaker Rd looking north from Schmeer. That parking lane on the right will become a bike lane. (Graphic: BikePortland) A big gap in the north Portland bike network will be closed by this summer. At last night’s Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting, Portland Bureau of Transportation staff revealed details of a project that will re-stripe about 0.4 miles of North Whitaker Road between the Columbia Slough (Schmeer Road) and Delta Park (Denver Ave/I-5). This stretch ...
Tags: Amazon, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Projects, Bac, Lowe, Whitaker, Wagner, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, TriMet, Bicycle Advisory Committee


Portland will pilot Nike’s recycled rubber bike share stations

New Biketown station made out of recycled “Nike Grind” rubber on NE Ainsworth in the King Neighborhood.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The City of Portland is rolling out 40 new Biketown stations with a new design and a new material: rubber mats made partly from the scraps of Nike shoes. This is what happens when the title sponsor of your bike share station also happens to be the largest shoe company in the world. Biketown operator Lyft sees the new station material — which is known a...
Tags: Lyft, Nike, Sport, Walgreens, Front Page, Chicago, Cycling, Portland, Denver, Ainsworth, Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Biketown, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Bike-sharing system, Nike Grind


PBOT releases new Vision Zero data dashboard

Chart shows number of speed camera citations over time at various locations. On Thursday the Portland Bureau of Transportation released a powerful new tool that will help the community track progress (or lack of) toward our goal of zero traffic deaths. Using the radius selection tool on the projects map. The Vision Zero Dashboard is an interactive mapping tool that tracks five key things: safety projects, speed limit changes, fixed speed cameras citations, education and outreach events, ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Vision Zero, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Vision Zero In Portland, Advertisement Screen grabs of Fire Rescue


North Portland is latest section of city to be put “in motion”

Riders wait to cross N Columbia Blvd en route to regional paths. (Photo: Jonathan Maus) The Portland Bureau of Transportation has launched a comprehensive planning process for the northern tip of the city. Planning area map. (Graphics: PBOT) With North Portland in Motion, PBOT promises to: Engage deeply with North Portlanders to understand transportation needs and barriers to meeting daily mobility needs. Identify a near-term prioritized investment strategy of projects and programs to i...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Portsmouth, Columbia, Southwest, Jonathan, Oregon House, St Johns, North Portland, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Tina Kotek, Willamette River, St Johns Bridge


Activist wants to sue PBOT over Hawthorne Blvd bike lane decision

“PBOT lied about racial equity and climate justice to manufacture consent for that decision.”— Zach Katz, Healthier Hawthorne Nearly one year ago, southeast Portland resident Zach Katz launched a grassroots campaign to convince the city to add protected bike lanes on a key commercial stretch of Hawthorne Boulevard. It didn’t work. But Katz isn’t done yet. In February, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) decided to restripe Hawthorne without bike lanes as part of their Hawthorne...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Fallon, Hawthorne, Katz, Hawthorne Boulevard, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Cesar Chavez Boulevard, Portland Bureau of Transportation PBOT, Hawthorne Blvd, Portland Planning Sustainability Commission, Zach Katz, Healthier Hawthorne


Advisory shoulders could unlock potential of streets in southwest Portland

Michael Reiss’s design for an Advisory Shoulder in the Marshall Park neighborhood of SW Portland. “It seems silly to have the most protected persons with the fewest interactions have all the space designated for them and basically none of the responsibility.”— Michael Reiss Southwest Portland resident Michael Reiss is ready to grab some neighbors, a bucket of paint, and have at it. “It” being painting “advisory shoulders” on SW 18th Place, and maybe Maplecrest Drive and 14th too. He’s do...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Cameron, Portland, Talbot, ODOT, Southwest Portland, FHWA, Horning, Reiss, PBOT, Portland Bureau of Transportation PBOT, Barbur Blvd, NW Marshall


7 ways to transform traffic safety around your school for under $500

If you’re not looking forward to school traffic stress, consider some of these ideas. (Note: The City of Portland issued a statement today telling Portlanders that, “Kids are everywhere. Drive like it.” In that spirit, we’d like to share a list of ideas on how you can work with your school to improve street safety. This post was written by Portland Public School teacher and 2019 Oregon Walks Weston Award Winner Sam Balto.) With schools across Portland and around the country opening up for i...
Tags: London, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, United States, Cycling, United Kingdom, Portland, Copenhagen, Boulder Valley School District, PBOT, Sarah Iannarone, Safe Routes To School, Portland Public School, Roseway Heights Middle School, Cesar Chavez School


An east Portland greenway will get city’s first double mini roundabout

Part of a new neighborhood greenway set to open in May. In their quest to create a family-friend neighborhood cycling route in the Hazelwood neighborhood of east Portland, the transportation bureau has come up with something new: A double mini roundabout. The innovative treatment will be installed in May as part of the 100s Neighborhood Greenway project. It’s part of a larger, $11 million effort from PBOT to improve access to jobs and public transit for people who aren’t in cars. The new do...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Projects, Wasco, Hazelwood, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, East Portland, Everett Street, East Portland Access to Employment and Education, 100s Greenway


Promising new bikeways in PBOT’s Columbia Lombard Mobility Corridor Plan

PBOT recommended cross-section for NE Lombard between 11th and 60th. A long awaited plan from the Portland Bureau of Transportation recommends a slew projects that could set the stage for major changes to a key east-west corridor. When the Columbia Lombard Mobility Corridor Plan kicked off over two years ago, we said it could unlock massive potential. Now that it’s been released for public review and comment, has the plan lived up its promise? The plan recommends several exciting projects t...
Tags: Mississippi, US, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Portsmouth, City Council, Martin Luther King Jr, Columbia, Sandy, Sumner, St Johns, Fred Meyer, Marine Drive, Lombard


The information politics at the heart of Portland’s Vision Zero struggle

Oregon Walks reviewed thousands of pages of police reports and other sources to recreate each crash.(Source: Oregon Walks Fatal Pedestrian Crash Report) On Wednesday, Portland nonprofit Oregon Walks released their long-awaited Fatal Pedestrian Crash Report. Although it was the report’s top-line statistics about race, age, disability, and speed that rightfully dominated the news, among the report’s deeper insights is what it reveals about the politics of information gathering. At the report’...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Advocacy, Portland Police Bureau, PBOT, Oregon Walks, Scott Kocher, Lisa Caballero, Oregon Walks Fatal Pedestrian


Information access is at the heart of Portland’s Vision Zero struggle

Oregon Walks reviewed thousands of pages of police reports and other sources to recreate each crash.(Source: Oregon Walks Fatal Pedestrian Crash Report) On Wednesday, Portland nonprofit Oregon Walks released their long-awaited Fatal Pedestrian Crash Report. Although it was the report’s top-line statistics about race, age, disability, and speed that rightfully dominated the news, among the report’s deeper insights is what it reveals about the politics of information gathering. At the report’...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Advocacy, Portland Police Bureau, PBOT, Oregon Walks, Scott Kocher, Lisa Caballero, Oregon Walks Fatal Pedestrian


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


PBOT adds concrete diverters onto NW Flanders, says bridge and greenway could open by May

(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The City of Portland shared a delightful surprise yesterday when they announced the installation of concrete diverters on NW Flanders. Yes you read that right: Concrete diverters. This diverter prevents drivers from turning left (west) off Flanders onto 10th. In a simple yet powerful move, the transportation bureau has prohibited driving on Flanders between NW 8th and Park thanks to six large concrete planters. The aim of the diverters is to re...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Flanders, Projects, Waterfront Park, Steel Bridge, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Flanders Crossing Bridge, Flanders Street Neighborhood Greenway, NW Flanders, PBOT Communications, Hannah Schafer, Flanders Flanders Crossing


NE 7th Avenue bike lane design in flux due to one business owner

PBOT draft recommendation with space for two business parking spots. BAC members and PBOT staff at the meeting Tuesday night. A new bridge for bicycling and walking will soon link 7th Avenue between the central eastside, the Lloyd and northeast neighborhoods. In advance of its opening the Portland Bureau of Transportation wants to make the bikeways on 7th as good as possible to keep the expected influx of riders safe and encourage as many of them as possible. With a $2 million budget ($5...
Tags: City, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Broadway, Projects, Bac, Woodlawn, Lloyd, Geller, David Stein, Stein, Portland Bureau of Transportation, 7th Avenue, Tillamook, Central City


‘Too many cars’ on Tillamook greenway spur talk of re-route

Google Streetview of NE 33rd and US Grand Place. This is supposed to be a low-stress street where people can ride bikes with small children. A key section of one of Portland’s oldest neighborhood greenways needs some help. PBOT slide from February 9th BAC meeting. Northeast Tillamook was established as a “bike boulevard” (a precursor to neighborhood greenways) to parallel NE Broadway in 1999. The idea was to create a low-stress, east-west, family-friendly cycling link between north and no...
Tags: Hollywood, US, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Broadway, Bac, Cohen, Sandy, Knott, Hancock, Stanton, Grant Park, Iain Mackenzie


PBOT plans to (finally) fill the protected bike lane gap on SW Broadway

(SW Broadway looking north and south from Oak. One section is protected and wide, the other is neither.) Dashed line is the current gap this project would fill. When the Portland Bureau of Transportation installed our city’s first protected bike lane (called a cycle-track back then) on Southeast Broadway adjacent to the Portland State University campus in August 2009, it lacked one crucial element: connection to anything else. Despite Broadway being one of the most important north-sout...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Broadway, Projects, Columbia, Clay, Portland State University, Lloyd, Hoyt, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Broadway Bridge, Sam Adams, Central City, Jonathan Maus, PBOT


Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee to discuss ‘profoundly disappointing’ Hawthorne decision

Hawthorne Boulevard East of Calle Cesar Chavez.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The decision by the Portland Bureau of Transportation to not install bike lanes on a popular commercial section of Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard continues to reverberate. Since the decision on their Hawthorne Pave & Paint project was made one month ago, PBOT Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty has acknowledged that it might have been a “missed opportunity” and the Portland Planning & Sustainability Commission (PSC) has ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Smith, Bac, PSC, Hawthorne, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Chris Warner, Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee, Jo Ann Hardesty, Bicycle Advisory Committee BAC, Portland Planning Sustainability Commission PSC


North Greeley path shapes up while neighborhood group says progress is on hold

Nice new path south of Willamette Blvd.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The N Greeley bikeway project is tantalizingly close to being finished. About a week ago I rode a new section of the separated bike path that begins south of North Willamette Blvd. As you can see in the photos, it’s very nice. Anticipation of this new connection between the popular Willamette Boulevard neighborhood greenway and the bike lanes on North Interstate Avenue, is high. It’s not often we get 1.5 miles of un...
Tags: Adidas, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Willamette, Projects, Hughes, Emerson, Greeley, Office of Management and Finance, N Greeley Ave, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Tom Hughes, Willamette Boulevard


North Greeley path progresses while neighborhood group says encampment has caused delay

Nice new path south of Willamette Blvd.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The N Greeley bikeway project is tantalizingly close to being finished. About a week ago I rode a new section of the separated bike path that begins south of North Willamette Blvd. As you can see in the photos, it’s very nice. Anticipation of this new connection between the popular Willamette Boulevard neighborhood greenway and the bike lanes on North Interstate Avenue, is high. It’s not often we get 1.5 miles of un...
Tags: Adidas, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Projects, Turner, Hughes, Emerson, Greeley, Office of Management and Finance, N Greeley Ave, Jonathan Maus, PBOT


PBOT ready to restripe outer NE Glisan with new bike lanes

NE Glisan Street approach 108th. Note the “off-set cross-section”. (Graphic: City of Portland) Starting this spring the Portland Bureau of Transportation will create new bike lanes on outer Northeast Glisan in a bid to tame dangerous driving and improve safety for all users. It’s Phase 2 of the East Glisan Street Update project that began in 2019 and has already led to significant safety impacts. Glisan Street Update (in red) is part of PBOT effort to improve biking in outer northeast. Y...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Projects, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Glisan Street, Glisan, LTS, East Glisan Street Update, Northeast Glisan, Portland Learn, Glisan Street Update


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