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Bicycle Boulevards

The new frontier for bike infrastructure in Portland is the bike boulevard, a street where bicycle traffic is given priority and the result is a safer street for everyone.

Below are articles I’ve published on this topic.



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Transformation in action: See latest plans for Holman street “pocket park”

Posted on March 4th, 2011 at 2:28 pm.

See below for before/after shots. This morning I shared how PBOT’s neighborhood greenways could have a dramatic impact on how it feels to move around our city’s residential streets. A perfect case in point is the NE Holman Street project. Back in May, I took a closer look at the project, with a focus on Read More »

‘Cross-bikes’: Crosswalks for bikes coming soon to Portland?

Posted on January 19th, 2011 at 3:21 pm.

PBOT is considering new bicycle crosswalks, like this one in concept stage forSE 53rd and Stark. Crosswalks are standard engineering treatments designed to help people get across streets with a bit more safety; now the City of Portland is looking to do something similar for bike traffic with bicycle crosswalk markings, a.k.a. the “cross-bike”. The Read More »

New crossing at MLK and Going: How does it work for you?

Posted on November 1st, 2010 at 2:00 pm.

People cross N. Going Street at MLK.(Photo © J. Maus) A local TV news outlet is questioning the safety benefit of a crossing treatment recently completed as part of the N. Going bike boulevard project. I got an email from Scott Burton at KGW TV (Portland’s NBC affiliate) on Friday that they were doing a Read More »

First look: Going Street bike boulevard gets two-way cycle track at 33rd

Posted on October 9th, 2010 at 10:21 pm.

Riding north on Going Street on the new two-way cycle track. – Video and slideshow below- (Photos © J. Maus)

More creative sharrow markings spotted in North Portland

Posted on October 7th, 2010 at 10:10 am.

This “sharrow flower” (for lack of a better name) is at N. Concord and Bryant. My bike is in the photo for context.(Photos © J. Maus)

Get involved with the 50′s Bikeway project

Posted on September 28th, 2010 at 1:44 pm.

PBOT’s Rich Newlands gave an update on the project at a recent Bike Advisory Committee meeting.(Photo © J. Maus) The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is rolling ahead with their 50′s Bikeway project. The $1.5 million, federally funded project aims to make a 4.5 mile north/south corridor between the Hollywood and Woodstock neighborhoods more Read More »

New buffered bike lanes connect SE 101st to Springwater Trail

Posted on September 27th, 2010 at 12:14 pm.

City crews stripe a new, eight-foot wide travel lane for bicycles on SE 101st near the Springwater Corridor Trail.(Photo courtesy reader P.C.)

City will cut ribbon on ‘Neighborhood Greenways’ at Beach School

Posted on September 22nd, 2010 at 8:45 am.

Concord, a “Neighborhood Greenway,” is adjacent to Beach School.(Photos © J. Maus) The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has announced their first “Neighborhood Greenway” ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event will take place Wednesday afternoon at Beach School in the Overlook neighborhood of North Portland. PBOT wants to showcase their growing network of residential streets Read More »

In London, ’20′s plenty’ fast enough

Posted on September 1st, 2010 at 9:14 am.

Sounds reasonable to me. Streetfilms has a new video on 20′s Plenty for us, a campaign in the U.K. working to make 20 mph the standard speed limit in residential areas. The campaign is catching on quickly, with more and more U.K. cities adopting the policy all the time. Given that PBOT might be considering Read More »

PBOT gives North Portland intersection a traffic calming makeover

Posted on August 24th, 2010 at 11:30 am.

Lots of changes at intersection of Wabash, Willamette and Bryant.(Photos © J. Maus) The Bureau of Transportation has completed their re-design of a North Portland intersection where two bike boulevards and a high-volume street intersect. The N. Wabash/Willamette/Bryant triangle has been significantly re-striped, two median islands have been added, there’s a new crosswalk, and other Read More »

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