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Bike Loud PDX volunteers look to bolster greenways with markings of their own

Bike Loud volunteer Paul Buchanan and one of the new markings on North Houghton. (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) A group of concerned Portlanders have taken it upon themselves to make neighborhood greenway routes more legible to more people. “The sharrows just don’t cut it.”— Nic Cota, Bike Loud PDX Spurred by conversations at meetings of nonprofit bike activism group Bike Loud PDX, Nic Cota, Paul Buchanan, and Hami Ramani, have begun to lay down pavement markings that complement existin...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Advocacy, Kenton, Clinton, Buchanan, Greenway, Cota, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Bike Loud PDX, Neighborhood Greenways, Sharrow


New PBOT video explains how city will meet transportation goals

The Portland Bureau of Transportation just released a new video that aims to explain their overarching vision and how they’ll reach goals outlined in the 2035 Transportation System Plan. It’s an interesting look into how the agency thinks about key mobility issues — and more importantly — how PBOT thinks the issues should be framed to the general public. Here are a few things in the eight minute video that caught my eyes: – None of the actors in the opening scene represented bicycle users. ...
Tags: Videos, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Transportation System Plan


Life-threatening car crash on NE Glisan ups urgency for safety project

(Aftermath of high-speed hit-and-run on NE Glisan last week. Photos by PPB) It’s always tragic when people are killed or badly hurt in collisions on our streets — especially when it happens on a street already known for its dangerous design. In the case of outer Northeast Glisan, not only is the street notorious for crashes and dangerous behaviors, it’s also next in line for changes aimed at stopping them. For three people who suffered serious and life-threatening injuries in a crash on ...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland Police Bureau, Ender, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Hit And Run, Hazelwood, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, East Portland, Glisan, Timur Ender, East Glisan Street Update, Northeast Glisan


Errant Portland drivers caused $621,000 in damage to traffic signals and lights in 2020

A small sampling of the destruction. When we think about the destruction wrought by car drivers in Portland, we usually think of broken bodies and broken car parts. But there’s another cost of driving we don’t talk about enough: The expense to repair and replace utility poles, traffic signals, bus stops, bike corrals and other streetside infrastructure damaged by low-skilled and/or distracted and/or careless car drivers. According to PBOT, the $621,682 of damage last year is the budge...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Office of Management and Finance, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Cost Of Driving, PBOT Maintenance


Major construction has begun on SW Capitol Highway project

(Photos: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland) Most conversations about active transportation improvements in Southwest Portland are brought to an end by the word “stormwater.” So I’ve taken a particular interest in the construction of the $27.5 million SW Capitol Highway project, which began a month ago and looks like it will be an 18-month tutorial in stormwater management. Early this morning I visited the site. The most dramatic work happening is the excavation and construction of the retai...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Projects, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Southwest Portland, Tryon, Capitol Highway, SW Capitol Highway, Sw Capitol Hwy, SW Capitol Highway Project, Lisa Caballero, SW Spring Garden Street, Fanno


PBOT says major updates to deadly Division Street will be done by next summer

PBOT plans for Division between 130th and 131st. Note blue center median, black dots for bike lane bollards, and u-turn radius marks. PBOT rendering of new design. After years of preventable death and destruction and countless hours of advocacy and planning, the Portland Bureau of Transportation announced this week that the completion of the Outer Division Multimodal Safety Project is imminent. PBOT says construction has begun and will continue through summer 2022. The project will recon...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Projects, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Oregon Department of Transportation, TriMet, Portland City Hall, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Se Division, Division Transit Project, Outer Division Multimodal Safety Project, Vision Zero PBOT, Division Transit Project Yesterday PBOT


Portland City Council to consider carfree South Park Blocks plan

Riding the South Park Blocks. (Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) At their weekly meeting this Thursday, Portland City Council will consider adoption of the South Parks Blocks Master Plan. Like myriad other planning documents, this plan is an unfunded mandate that identifies a vision for how the South Park Blocks could grow in the years to come. These plans are usually passed without much drama because they’re the result of years of painstaking public outreach and don’t come with specific, required ...
Tags: South Park, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Portland State University, Portland Art Museum, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland City Council, Ted Wheeler, Jonathan Maus, Portland Parks Recreation, Portland Bureau of Transportation PBOT, Green Loop


Key stretch of Willamette Blvd poised for 10-foot protected bike lanes, $6 million in upgrades

Initial project recommendations. (Source: PBOT) One of north Portland’s most important bikeways is poised for major upgrades. PBOT widened bike lanes in some sections of Willamette in 2017, but left them unprotected.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) The Portland Bureau of Transportation has launched the Willamette Boulevard Active Transportation Corridor project, which will invest $6 million to update three miles of the street between North Rosa Parks Way and North Richmond Avenue. The proj...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Projects, North, Richmond, Metro, St Johns, Ida, North Portland, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Columbia Park, Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Jonathan Maus


Weekend Event Guide: Unity Ride, Goth Night, Wonder Woman, Spice Girls and more!

Everyone is out riding these days. Hi everyone! The Weekend Event Guide is here again, and today it has especially been dedicated to diversification: to the younger ones and to the folks who have been young for a longer time; to the pro’s and to those willing to learn; to the colorful and to the dark; to the singles and to the tandems; and even more! Friday, July 9th WTFNB Unity Ride – 7:00 pm at Arbor Lodge Park (N) “Join us for a 12.5-mile ride from Arbor Lodge Park in North Portland t...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Spice Girls, Alberta, Powell, North Portland, Portland Bureau of Transportation, SE Portland, Weekend Event Guide, Arbor Lodge Park, Essex Park, Ladd Circle Park, Sewallcrest Park, Peninsula Park Rose Garden


Follow-up on NE 33rd pedestrian death

NE 33rd Drive, looking south. Portlanders live in vehicles parked on the side of the road. (Photo: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland) In response to BikePortland’s article yesterday about the early morning death of pedestrian Michael L. Bute on NE 33rd Drive, Portland attorney and safety advocate Scott Kocher commented that he had seen a large encampment of people in vehicles parked along NE 33rd Drive when he biked the road a couple of months ago. Kocher told me that he was “horrified at the saf...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, National Guard, Portland Police Bureau, Kocher, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Bute, Oregon Army National Guard, BikePortland, Fatal Collisions, Scott Kocher, Lisa Caballero, Michael L Bute


Pedestrian fatality on 33rd happened near massive homeless encampment

NE 33rd Drive, looking south. Portlanders live in vehicles parked on the side of the road. (Photo: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland) In response to BikePortland’s article yesterday about the early morning death of pedestrian Michael L. Bute on NE 33rd Drive, Portland attorney and safety advocate Scott Kocher commented that he had seen a large encampment of people in vehicles parked along NE 33rd Drive when he biked the road a couple of months ago. Kocher told me that he was “horrified at the saf...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, National Guard, Portland Police Bureau, Kocher, Air National Guard, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Bute, Oregon Army National Guard, BikePortland, Fatal Collisions, Scott Kocher, Lisa Caballero


Greenway and bike lanes coming to 60th Avenue corridor

PBOT will remove all on-street parking on this section of 60th to make room for buffered bike lanes. The Portland Bureau of Transportation is poised to install bike lanes on a key section of Northeast 60th Avenue and create a neighborhood greenway in the Rose City Park neighborhood south of Alameda Ridge. The changes are coming as part of PBOT’s $9.5 million 60th and Halsey Area Improvement Project. Last month, the city announced changes on the project website that funding cuts would delay some...
Tags: Oregon, Sacramento, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Davis, Projects, Halsey, Brady, Alameda, Portland Bureau of Transportation, TABOR, John Brady, NE Oregon, Jonathan Maus, PBOT


Community leaders herald 82nd Ave funding, promise changes on ‘new main street’

Electeds, advocates, and agency leaders held a Vision Zero banner on the corner of 82nd and Glisan Tuesday. (Photo: PBOT) The new owners of 82nd Avenue came to inspect their property on Tuesday and began to lay out a vision for how a major injection of funding will impact the street. Known as Portland’s “Avenue of the Roses,” 82nd hasn’t been able to reach full bloom under the ownership of the Oregon Department of Transportation. That’s because ODOT manages 82nd like a highway where cars an...
Tags: America, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Ada, Alberta, Sandy, Oregon Legislature, Knapp, Pham, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland City, Bob Stacey


‘Latinidad’ and Frida Kahlo inspire Portland’s most amazing street mural

New street mural on Southeast Caruthers!(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) Artist William Hernandez holds a mock-up of the design prior to installation.(Photo: William Hernandez) A new street mural on Southeast Caruthers Street in the shadow of the Tilikum Crossing Bridge was inspired by the pandemic, Latin culture, and artist Frida Kahlo. But you don’t have to know anything about the painting to appreciate it as you glide over the vivid colors on a bicycle. “Arte, Música y Amigos” is an 460-f...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Peru, Nazca Lines, Travel Oregon, Frida Kahlo, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland Opera, William Hernandez, Kahlo, Murals, The Scene, Art/Culture, Jonathan Maus


Carfree Blumenauer Bridge over I-84 will be installed July 9th

(Photo: PBOT) The Portland Bureau of Transportation says the Congressman Earl Blumenauer Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge is ready to be installed across Interstate 84. The bridge project that will connect the Central Eastside to the Lloyd on 7th Avenue broke ground in November 2019. Earlier in June we reported on delays that had left the span and its supports on either side of Sullivan’s Gulch in limbo for several months. Now PBOT says crews will move the 800,000 pound, 400-foot-long bridge i...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Projects, Lloyd, Sullivan, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Gulch, Earl Blumenauer, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Green Loop, Carfree Blumenauer Bridge, Interstate 84 The bridge


It’s official: Legislature grants $80 million to 82nd Ave and kicks off transfer to City of Portland

82nd Avenue south of Lombard. (Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) A long-held dream of many advocates, elected officials and policymakers in the Portland region will take a major step forward this morning when the Joint Ways and Means Committee of the Oregon Legislature votes to put $80 million from federal rescue funds into 82nd Avenue. We hinted at this earlier in the week week and State Senator Michael Dembrow announced the news in an email to constituents this morning. “I’m delighted to say t...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, Ada, Prescott, Legislature, Portland Community College, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Yamhill County, Dembrow, Michael Dembrow, ARPA


Adaptive Biketown makes cycling with Parkinson’s possible

Carol Clupny, who has Parkinson’s disease, gets fitted by Adaptive Biketown Manager Ryan Ross.(Photos and video: J. Maus/BikePortland) “The stability of having the two wheels in the back with a trike was really good for me.”— Carol Clupny The City of Portland is going all-in on adaptive cycling. “All” as in making cycling accessible to all Portlanders who want to give it a try. As we reported earlier this month, the transportation bureau has expanded their fleet of cycles available thro...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, South, Parkinson, Kristi, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Eastbank Esplanade, Jonathan Maus, Ryan Ross, Bike-sharing system, Adaptive Bikes, Adaptive Biketown, Carol Clupny


Opinion: It’s time to rally support for a carfree South Park Blocks

A plan to prohibit driving to create carfree spaces on several blocks of the South Park Blocks, as drawn by Portland Bureau of Transportation in Appendix B of the South Park Blocks Master Plan. This is an opinion from BikePortland founder, editor, and publisher Jonathan Maus. It’s unfortunate that the discussion about the future of the South Park Blocks has been poisoned by a misleading opposition campaign. What we should be laser-focused on is something city planners call the Connected Cu...
Tags: South Park, Opinion, Sport, Front Page, Salmon, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Parks, Rubio, Portland State University, Jefferson, Falbo, Portland Art Museum, Pioneer Square, Portland Bureau of Transportation


Good news: ODOT will stripe bike lane at dangerous Lombard/42nd Avenue gap

View westbound on Lombard under 42nd Avenue overpass. The white line in the foreground is end of bike lane. On December 12th, 2015, new Portland resident Martin Greenough was riding home from work on Northeast Lombard. As he pedaled eastbound at the 42nd Avenue overpass he was hit from behind and killed by a drunk driver. Greenough was struck in a section of Lombard where there was a gap in the bike lane and the shoulder narrowed significantly. The City of Portland (who owns 42nd Avenue) an...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Lombard, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, Martin Greenough, 42nd Avenue, Scott Kocher, Greenough, Jessica Horning


Here’s what Hawthorne will look like after PBOT’s ‘Pave and Paint’

Before/after with PBOT rendering of new striping. Anyone who hoped the City of Portland would reconsider plans to re-stripe Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard with a bike lane might want to call them before the end of business hours today. That’s because crews are set to start paving and painting on Monday. Advertisement The Portland Bureau of Transportation send out a statement Friday that the highly contentious Hawthorne Pave and Paint project is all set to begin. They also shared a ne...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Projects, Ada, Hawthorne, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Hawthorne Pave And Paint


More traffic cameras, more money: A big day for safer streets in Portland

A man tries to cross 82nd Avenue at Alberta, the intersection where two people were killed by drivers in April.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Wednesday was a very consequential day for traffic safety in Portland. “I have moved from hating cameras, to really understanding how, in relationship with other safety improvements, they could help keep people in our communities safe.”— Jo Ann Hardesty, city commissioner At their morning session Portland City Council finally authorized the Port...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, City Council, Council, Alberta, Rivera, Portland Police Bureau, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland City Council, Oregon Senate, Dickman, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland


Tell PBOT where new Biketown stations should go

Map from survey shows existing Biketown stations. The City of Portland has released a that gives everyone a chance to create a fantasy Biketown system. As we reported last week, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is eyeing a major expansion of the Biketown service area. Now they want your help to find where holes exist in the current system. The survey includes a map where you can click a location and request a new station. Because PBOT has typically favored widening the coverage area ove...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Richard, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Biketown, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Richard R, Bike-sharing system, Overlook Park, Kaiser Health


PBOT’s ‘Streets 2035’ initiative is under the radar, but could have vast implications

Lots of uses competing for space. Not all of them can win.(Source: PBOT/Streets 2035) The City of Portland’s Streets 2035 initiative might be the most consequential planning process you’ve never heard of. Reduce situations that require individual interpretation and inter-bureau negotiation.— From a Streets 2035 presentation Based on the simple premise that our population is growing but our streets are not, Streets 2035 is the Portland Bureau of Transportation effort to establish a deci...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, City Hall, Hawthorne, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Vision Zero, Bicycle Advisory Committee, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Bureau of Planning Sustainability, Streets 2035, Matt Berkow


Delays push back opening of Blumenauer Bridge over I-84

View of the Blumenauer Bridge span from NE 7th Ave looking south across Sullivan’s Gulch/I-84.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) With so much attention on the Flanders Crossing Bridge that opened last week, lots of folks have wondered what’s up with the other carfree bridge currently under construction: The Congressman Earl Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge that will someday connect the central eastside to the Lloyd via 7th Avenue. When we last checked in on it seven months ago it ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Projects, Lloyd, Sullivan, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Gulch, Earl Blumenauer, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Flanders Crossing Bridge, Flanders Crossing, Blumenauer Bridge


The Flanders Bridge is open for business

(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Portland opened the Flanders Crossing Bridge today; and with the snip of a ribbon, one of those “lines on a map” that advocates stare at with hopeful longing actually became a real, tangible thing. “Flanders really creates the backbone for active transportation in this neighborhood.”— Reza Farhoodi, Pearl District Neighborhood Association The $9.5 million bridge is 24-feet wide and stretches 200 feet across I-405. It’s the only seismically-resilient br...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Flanders, Adams, Lloyd, Sullivan, Union Pacific Railroad, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Sam Adams, 7th Avenue, Patricia Gardner, Jonathan Maus


The Flanders Crossing Bridge is open for business

(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Portland opened the Flanders Crossing Bridge today; and with the snip of a ribbon, one of those “lines on a map” that advocates stare at with hopeful longing actually became a real, tangible thing. “Flanders really creates the backbone for active transportation in this neighborhood.”— Reza Farhoodi, Pearl District Neighborhood Association The $9.5 million bridge is 24-feet wide and stretches 200 feet across I-405. It’s the only seismically-resilien...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Flanders, Adams, Lloyd, Sullivan, Union Pacific Railroad, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Sam Adams, 7th Avenue, Patricia Gardner, Jonathan Maus


City, state reach ‘historic agreement’ for transfer of 82nd Avenue

82nd and Alberta, where two people were hit and killed by drivers in April.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The Portland Bureau of Transportation says they’ve reached an “historic agreement” with the Oregon Department of Transportation to transfer 82nd Avenue from state to city hands. The move comes amid increased urgency for action following the deaths of two people at the same intersection last April. The plan calls for an $80 million commitment from the legislature to fix top safety and m...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Ada, Alberta, Union Pacific Railroad, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, 82nd Avenue, Chris Warner, Jo Ann Hardesty


$4.5 million 70s Neighborhood Greenway project headed to bid, will be built this fall

PBOT concept drawing for new crossing at 78th and Foster in lower right. The Portland Bureau of Transportation will take a big step forward on a key biking route they see see as a viable alternative to 82nd Avenue. The $4.5 70s Neighborhood Greenway has been in the hopper since at least 2015 and this week City Council will authorize a contract with a construction firm to finally get it built. The funding will build what the city expects to be a bike-friendly route on about five miles of str...
Tags: Sacramento, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Projects, City Council, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Jonathan Maus, Tillamook Street, 70s Neighborhood Greenway, Rose City Park, Rose City Park From NE 72nd Avenue, NE Tillamook Street NE, Tillamook St New


PBOT takes key step in Commissioner Hardesty’s vision for carfree spaces citywide

This existing plaza on SW Harvey Milk (off Burnside) will become Pride Plaza on June 26th. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Since she was elected as city commissioner in November 2018, Jo Ann Hardesty has shared vision of Portland where it’s easier to get around without using a car. Just weeks after she was handed responsibility of the transportation bureau at the start of this year, her policy director said “closing some roadways permanently to car traffic” was Hardesty’s top priority. ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Martin Luther King, Burnside, Travel Oregon, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Albina, Chris Warner, Hardesty, Jo Ann Hardesty, Jonathan Maus BikePortland, PBOT Pedestrian Advisory Committee


Freeway funding showdown looms at final meeting of state transportation committee

For whom the bills toll.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Like dreaded vegetables on a dinner plate, the powerful Joint Transportation Committee of the Oregon legislature has left the hardest stuff to swallow until the very end. At their last meeting of the session Thursday morning, committee members are likely to vote on consequential legislation that would set funding levels for three freeway projects and a plan to allow the state to borrow up to $600 million in tolling-backed bonds. Months...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, Metro, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Tina Kotek, Oregon Department of Transportation, TriMet, Oregon Transportation Commission, Jonathan Maus