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Get excited about the North Greeley bikeway project as it nears completion

Looking north on North Greeley from the Adidas pedestrian bridge.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) There’s been significant progress on the North Greeley Avenue bikeway project since the last time we checked in. Much of the bikeway between Willamette and Going is completed. All that remains is to turn on the new bike traffic signals, finish important crossing treatments, and a few other details. I rolled over last weekend for a closer look and I’m convinced: When complete, this bikeway w...
Tags: Europe, Adidas, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Willamette, Greeley, Portland Bureau of Transportation, N Greeley Ave, North Greeley, Jonathan Maus, Swan Island, Portland Click, North Greeley Avenue, Willamette Blvd


Try these five great bike rides, curated by the City of Portland

PBOT’s Four Parks of East Portland Ride includes a short stretch on this section of the I-84 path.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Whether you’re just setting out and need help finding the best streets and paths to ride on, or if you’re a wily veteran who needs motivation to visit new parts of town — having a quality route vetted by a knowledgeable person is worth its weight in gold. That’s why we’re so excited that the venerable Portland Bureau of Transportation has released a list of r...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Powell, Greeley, Maplewood, North Portland, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland Mercado, Willamette River, Hillsdale, North Greeley, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, East Portland


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


North Portland man charged with murder-by-car following Cathedral Park collision

Location of alleged murder in St. Johns where suspect used their car as the weapon. A man has been charged with murder in a fatal collision that happened Friday in St. Johns. On March 19th around 3:30 pm the Portland Police say 29-year-old Roy Bennett Jr. intentionally drove his car into a 57-year-old person near the intersection of N Crawford and Pittsburg (near Cathedral Park). This incident was initially reported as a hit-and-run. Today the Multnomah County District Attorney announced t...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Bennett, Ryan, Multnomah County, Crawford, St Johns, Pittsburg, Hit And Run, Portland Police, Jonathan Maus, Cathedral Park, Willamette Blvd, Vehicular Homicide


Portland’s ‘Go By Greenways’ game is a fun excuse for a ride

Something fun to do on the holiday break.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Written by Tom Howe The Portland Bureau of Transportation is running a “Go By Greenways” contest where you ride neighborhood greenways and post a photo or video to social media for a chance to win one of five ORP “Smarthorns”. The ORP is a dual-tone bike horn with integrated LED light designed in Portland. Use the hashtag #GoByGreenways to automatically enter your photo or video in the contest. BikePortland recentl...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Alberta, South, Simpson, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Holman, Bryant Street, Orp, Killingsworth, PBOT, Neighborhood Greenways, Tom Howe, Killingworth


But wait, there’s more: Greeley protected path will continue to Willamette Blvd

Bike lanes adjacent to Adidas North America headquarters on N Greeley Ave will be shifted to the west (left). (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) If you appreciate the new protected bike path on North Greeley Avenue between Interstate and North Going, you’ll be interested to know that by the end of this summer it could extend all the way to North Willamette Blvd. In September 2019 we reported that apparel brand Adidas — whose North American headquarters are located on Greeley — would help ...
Tags: Adidas, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Greeley, Portland Bureau of Transportation, TriMet, N Greeley Ave, Jonathan Maus, Interstate Avenue, PBOT, Swan Island, North Greeley Avenue


Becky Jo’s Carfree Life: Insurance (Part 2) and Economics

Crowded Willamette at 3:25 pm on a Monday.(Photo: Becky Jo) The insurance post regarding cars, uninsured motorists, and cyclists was fine and all, but what about a kayak? Yes. A kayak. The husbeast hits the loop around Smith & Bybee Lakes on weekends. He’s pulling even longer days now that we’re all in an economic slide, trying to keep his team employed. So he heads out on long rides on the weekends. He gets back, and tells me, “There’s this asshole talking on his phone while carrying a kayak t...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Willamette, Honda, Costco, Chris, Zoe, North Portland, University Of Portland, Becky Jo, Willamette Blvd, Family Biking, Smith Bybee Lakes, Becky Jo's Carfree Life, Becky Jo @beckyjopdx


With virus in the air, Portlanders packed onto streets and paths this weekend

(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) I’m trying to justify an important article I just read in The Oregonian with what I saw on a ride through Portland Sunday. And I can’t do it. NE Sacramento in the Alameda neighborhood adjacent to Rose City Golf Course. The article sounds an alarm that the ubiquitous “6 feet” social distancing recommendation might not be nearly enough — especially when outdoors. It also has specific information about how the virus can spread among people bicycli...
Tags: Sacramento, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, PSU, Portland State University, Rosa Parks, Alameda, Rose City, Corsi, Forest Park, Steel Bridge, Jonathan Maus, Mt Tabor Park, Willamette Boulevard


Photos and recap of the OMTM – Golden Pliers Winter Social Ride

Sharp rocks, rough right-of-way, and gargantuan puddles made up one of the best parts of the route.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) If you were one of the few people outside in north Portland during yesterday’s wet and cold weather you might have seen a massive band of misfits pedaling along with big smiles on their faces. Those folks were taking part in the annual OMTM Winter Social Ride. Despite pouring rain and temps in the 40s, well over 100 people turned up at Golden Pliers Bike Shop 14...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Ron Lewis, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Swan Island, OMTM, Kelley Point Park, Pier Park, Willamette Blvd, Our Mother The Mountain, Lucky Lab Pub, Mariana Mo, Smith Bybee Lakes Advertisement


Photos and recap of the OMTM Winter Social Ride

Sharp rocks, rough right-of-way, and gargantuan puddles made up one of the best parts of the route.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) If you were one of the few people outside in north Portland during yesterday’s wet and cold weather you might have seen a massive band of misfits pedaling along with big smiles on their faces. Those folks were taking part in the annual OMTM Winter Social Ride. Despite pouring rain and temps in the 40s, well over 100 people turned up at Golden Pliers Bike Shop 14...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Ron Lewis, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Swan Island, OMTM, Kelley Point Park, Pier Park, Willamette Blvd, Our Mother The Mountain, Lucky Lab Pub, Mariana Mo, Smith Bybee Lakes Advertisement


Project updates: Red lanes, separation on Rosa Parks Way, N Vancouver goes green, NW Front and more

New bike lanes and transit islands on NW Front Ave are just one of many street updates citywide.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) The Portland Bureau of Transportation is very busy right now. In my 15 years covering the agency, I’ve never seen them so flush with cash or have so many projects going on all at once. The combination of new funding sources at the state (House Bill 2017) and local (Fixing our Streets gas tax increase) levels, combined with dozens of real estate development projects ...
Tags: Cook, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Vancouver, County, Field, FREMONT, The County, Burnside, Greeley, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT


Construction of N Greeley bike path has finally started

Drawing of north end of project at Greeley and Going where southbound bicycle riders will cross into the new protected path. Construction detour map. Click to enlarge. (PBOT) The City of Portland is finally building a new path on North Greeley Avenue that’s been nearly three years in the making. We first reported news of PBOT’s plans for a protected path on Greeley in February 2017. After several delays, PBOT now says construction has begun and the $1.8 million project will be complete ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Greeley, N Greeley Ave, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Swan Island, North Greeley Avenue, Willamette Blvd


Guest Opinion: Losing the 7th Avenue greenway

This post from Kiel Johnson comes in response to news announced today that the Portland Bureau of Transportation has decided to route the Lloyd to Woodlawn Neighborhood Greenway on 9th Avenue. “9th Avenue will become the greenway.” The words put finality on years of advocacy, countless hours spent knocking on doors, talking with neighbors, making yard signs, and writing letters. This past Sunday my living room was overflowing with my fellow neighbors and their children who live on 7th. They h...
Tags: Opinion, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, North America, Jonathan, Lloyd, Greenway, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Nick Falbo, Better Naito, Kiel Johnson, Fremont Bridge, BP Headlines, Willamette Blvd


City moves forward with neighborhood greenway projects in north, east Portland

*N Willamette greenway route on the left, HOP greenway route on the right. While the Portland Bureau of Transportation looks to continue the positive trends of 2018 with projects on high crash streets, they haven’t forgotten about neighborhood greenways. This week City Council approved $1.2 million in funding for a low-stress route between NE 128th and the Gateway Transit Center in east Portland. And late last month PBOT visited the Arbor Lodge neighborhood to pitch their proposal for a...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Atlantic, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Projects, City Council, Pacific, Portland State University, Rosa Parks, Holladay, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus


Adventures in Activism: Tools of the trade

Portland transportation activist Ted Buehler uses his trusty measuring devices (in his bike basket) to uncover the dangers of rail tracks.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “Who’s running Portland right now? You. Pick a problem that really matters to you. Seek organizations addressing it and give them anything you’ve got: time, money, intellect, energy, even tweets. But don’t sit this out. You must engage.” That’s what Portland activist and former city council candidate Sarah Iannarone posted ...
Tags: Google, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Google Maps, Prescott, Jonathan, Sandy, Portland Police Bureau, Ted Wheeler, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland, PBOT, Roger Geller, Sarah Iannarone


A fatal crash on North Willamette was fueled by reckless and drunk driving

Just a few yards beyond this sign is where Calum Breitenberg lost control of his car and killed someone.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Just after 11:00 pm on midnight on November 15th, 23-year-old Calum Breitenberg got into his Volvo sedan and drove northwest on Willamette Boulevard toward St. Johns. He had been drinking. A lot. Red “X” marks where Breitenberg and his car left the roadway and came to a stop. As he approached North Burr Avenue, witnesses say Breitenberg was in the wr...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Volvo, Buchanan, Justin, St Johns, Jonathan Maus, Willamette Boulevard, Fatal Collisions, North Lombard, Roosevelt High, BP Headlines, Willamette Blvd


City releases $2 million project list that includes cycle-track in northwest, crossbikes, and more

PBOT visualization of new markings coming to NW Nicolai. You’ve heard of rails-to-trails, how about rails-to-cycle-track? That’s what in store for a defunct railroad bed on a 0.6 mile section of NW Nicolai Street that’s been paved over in the northwest industrial area. The Portland Bureau of Transportation plans to add some markings and a few other finishing touches to make this a two-way bikeway between Highway 30 and NW Wardway. It’s one of 18 projects that will be built in the coming year t...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Atlantic, Cycling, Willamette, Projects, Committee, Prescott, Portland State University, Rosa Parks, CIP, Sandy, Russell, Geller, Greeley


At neighborhood meeting, PBOT explains why they’re making it harder to drive

PBOT Project Manager Scott Cohen explained the design to Kenton residents at a meeting last night.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Can we just stop beating around the bush for a second and talk about what the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is doing to our streets? From Southeast Foster to St. Johns, they are slowly but surely redesigning roads citywide so there’s less space for driving cars and trucks. In addition, they’re also intentionally making it harder and less efficient to ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Denver, Kenton, Watts, Cohen, Rosa Parks, Shankar, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Central City, Scott Cohen, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Moos, Sandy Blvd


Striping complete, concrete protection still to come for North Rosa Parks Way

No more swerving between the curb and parked cars. It’s a straight shot of protected lane on Rosa Parks!(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) What began as a straightforward repaving project is now one of Portland’s best protected lanes. In the past two weeks, the Bureau of Transportation has finished restriping North Rosa Parks way between Willamette Blvd. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. This means it’s now possible to bike (or scoot!) in a wide curbside lane that has some form of separation f...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Martin Luther King, Cohen, Rosa Parks, St Johns, Greeley, ODOT, Scott Cohen, Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, North Rosa Parks Way


Portland’s latest protected bikeway goes through an industrial zone on city’s northern edge

This is an exciting new connection in our network.(Photos: Jonathan Maus) They’re the best bike lanes in Portland that no almost no one has heard about. (Graphic: BikePortland) In an opportunistic move, the City of Portland has built one mile of new protected bike lanes on Lombard Street north of downtown St. Johns. PBOT has transformed a 60-foot, two-way road that was previously striped only with a centerline and two very large standard lanes into a road with a large center turn lane...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Chimney, Reno, Columbia, Bruce, St Johns, Lombard Street, Lombard, Columbia Slough, Jonathan Maus, PBOT


North Portland hosts thousands for annual Naked Bike Ride

#Portland #worldnakedbikeride #WNBR #pdxwnbr #pdxwnbr2018 @PdxWnbr @BikePortland pic.twitter.com/JIUPjOlXiD — Alex Milan Tracy (@AlexMilanTracy) June 24, 2018 By all accounts last night’s World Naked Bike Ride was a huge success. The (rather short) route started in Cathedral Park under the St. Johns Bridge (which by the way is spotless this morning, nice job organizers and volunteers!) and stayed on the bluff along Willamette Blvd before working its way over to the end point at Woodlawn Par...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Johns Bridge, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Cathedral Park, Woodlawn Park, World Naked Bike Ride, BP Headlines, Willamette Blvd, Alex Milan Tracy


PBOT proposes more robust median at N Rosa Parks and Villard

PBOT wants to know if you prefer a beefier median at Villard. As paving machines and bulldozers rumble and beep along North Rosa Parks Way today as part of a repaving project that started a few weeks ago, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is considering a last-minute change to the project they say provides even more protection for people walking and bicycling. At issue is the crossing of Rosa Parks at Villard, a street between Willamette Blvd and Greeley Ave. Currently there’s no marked cro...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Cohen, Rosa Parks, North Portland, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Scott Cohen, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, North Rosa Parks Way, BP Headlines, Willamette Blvd, Rosa Parks Bikeway Project, Villard


PBOT shares updated plans for North Rosa Parks way protected bike lanes

PBOT plans call for a transit median island in this location with the bikeway running (curbside) behind it.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) The redesign of North Rosa Parks Way now includes a bike-only signal, wider bikeways (and narrower lanes for driving), a safer crossing, and a floating transit island. These changes (and a few other tweaks) have been made in the month since the Portland Bureau of Transportation first launched the project back in February. This key neighborhood collector street...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Atlantic, Cycling, Willamette, Michigan, Martin Luther King, Denver, Delaware, Rodney, Rosa Parks, Greeley, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation


Editorial: Portland’s irrational fear of off-road cycling

How could more of this be a bad thing for our local parks?(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) As Portland’s Off-road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP) rolls ever closer to its big date at City Council, interest groups throughout the city are taking notice. The usual opposition to better bike access on dirt trails in Portland is very well-known. But I’ve noticed something new in the past few weeks: Advocates for local parks who oppose parts of it based on fears that anything that attracts more off-road bike...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Editorial, St Johns, Forest Park, Jonathan Maus, Off Road Cycling Master Plan, Swan Island, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Off-road Cycling, Pier Park, BP Headlines, Willamette Blvd


Initial impressions of new bikeway striping on N Willamette Blvd

Almost complete. The faint lines are where the remaining outside buffer stripes will go.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) The Portland Bureau of Transportation is nearly done with their Willamette Blvd restriping project. This is the street where neighborhood residents seized an opportunity to improve the bikeway, galvanized tons of support, and got PBOT commissioner Dan Saltzman to back them up. The result is a redesigned cross-section between Rosa Parks and Woolsey (Columbia Park) that has...
Tags: Sport, UPS, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Willamette, Rosa Parks, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Woolsey, West Hills, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Dan Saltzman, BP Headlines, Willamette Blvd, N Willamette Blvd


Keeping an eye on opposition to street updates on Lincoln and Willamette

This planned diverter has some neighbors up in arms. If your understanding of Portland is only through Portlandia episodes or the glowing, brochure-like visions shared in magazines and conference presentations, you might think we ride everywhere on perfect paths while passersby wave at us benevolently. As real as it may seem, that happens only my dreams (thanks Debbie Gibson). The reality is often much different: Some Portlanders — even those who ostensibly “support biking” — will fight against...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Lincoln, Johnson, Portlandia, Clay, Debbie Gibson, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Kiel Johnson, Lincoln Harrison, Dan Saltzman


A look at opposition to street updates on Lincoln and Willamette

Tabor Rising’s graphic on the left. The thing they oppose on the right. If your understanding of Portland is only through Portlandia episodes or the glowing, brochure-like visions shared in magazines and conference presentations, you might think we ride everywhere on perfect paths while passersby wave at us benevolently. As real as it may seem, that happens only my dreams (thanks Debbie Gibson). The reality is often much different: Some Portlanders — even those who ostensibly “support biking...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Lincoln, Johnson, Portlandia, Clay, Debbie Gibson, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Kiel Johnson, Lincoln Harrison, Dan Saltzman


Opinion: Portland’s new era of transportation reform activism

Bike Loud PDX organized a rally on SE Division Street in 2016.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) People who use a busy section of Willamette Boulevard in North Portland will be safer by the end of this month (if all goes according to plan). It’s an improvement we waited seven years for and it happened in just a few days, all thanks to smart and quick action by handful of volunteers who care deeply about the safety of our streets. The astounding speed of the progress we just witnessed on Willam...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Editorial, North Portland, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland, Willamette Boulevard, Dan Saltzman, Street Trust, BP Headlines, Willamette Blvd, Friends Of Willamette Blvd, Portland Bureau of Transportation With


Portland’s new era of transportation activism

Bike Loud PDX organized a rally on SE Division Street in 2016.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) People who use a busy section of Willamette Boulevard in North Portland will be safer by the end of this month (if all goes according to plan). It’s an improvement we waited seven years for and it happened in just a few days, all thanks to smart and quick action by handful of volunteers who care deeply about the safety of our streets. The astounding speed of the progress we just witnessed on Willam...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Editorial, North Portland, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland, Willamette Boulevard, Dan Saltzman, Street Trust, BP Headlines, Willamette Blvd, Friends Of Willamette Blvd, Portland Bureau of Transportation With


Opinion: Portland’s new era of transportation activism

Bike Loud PDX organized a rally on SE Division Street in 2016.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) People who use a busy section of Willamette Boulevard in North Portland will be safer by the end of this month (if all goes according to plan). It’s an improvement we waited seven years for and it happened in just a few days, all thanks to smart and quick action by handful of volunteers who care deeply about the safety of our streets. The astounding speed of the progress we just witnessed on Willam...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Editorial, North Portland, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland, Willamette Boulevard, Dan Saltzman, Street Trust, BP Headlines, Willamette Blvd, Friends Of Willamette Blvd, Portland Bureau of Transportation With