Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 8th, 2009 at 2:47 pm
brochure produced by PBOT in July of 2007.
The City of Portland just released a statement in response to a recent crash between bike riders on the Hawthorne Bridge.
Today and Monday, employees of the City's Transportation Options Division will be on on the south side of the bridge just east of the ramp to the Eastbank Esplanade where they'll be "engaging with cyclists and pedestrians about sharing the Hawthorne Bridge."
They'll pass out free bells and pedometers as well as information about walking and biking safety on the bridge and other multi-use paths.
The statement also included this comment from Mayor Sam Adams:
"Given the congestion of the Hawthorne Bridge, we want to stress the importance of cyclists slowing down and all users being considerate and courteous."
This isn't the first time PBOT has had to encourage courteous behavior on multi-use paths. In the summer of 2007, they produced a "Share the Path" brochure and held an event to promote path etiquette as a proactive way to deal with crowded facilities.
Share the Path Events
Friday May 8th (tonight!) and Monday May 11th
4:00 - 5:30 pm
South side of Hawthorne Bridge, East of the Esplanade ramp
Free bells, brochures and pedometers