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First look at TriMet's new multimodal trip planner

Posted on October 14th, 2011 at 5:32 pm.

Bibiana McHugh of TriMet gave a special sneak preview of the tool today.(Photo: Michael Andersen)

This guest post is by Michael Andersen of Portland Afoot, PDX's 10-minute newsmagazine and wiki for transit commuters.
Already known internationally for its top-notch website and pioneering use of open data, Portland's transit agency is about to take another leap toward making [...]

Portland's oldest office building could house major bike parking facility

Posted on May 25th, 2011 at 10:06 am.

The Dekum Building could become Portland's first major public bike parking facility.(Photo: Naito Properties)

The Dekum Building on SW 3rd and Washington in downtown Portland was built in 1892. It's the oldest office building in the city and the former home of famed global ad agency Wieden + Kennedy. Now, building owner and manager Naito Properties [...]

Citing demand, Parks Bureau doubles bike parking near Saturday Market

Posted on March 23rd, 2011 at 11:44 am.

The Portland Parks and Recreation bureau is putting the finishing touches on new bike racks near the Naito Fountain area in Waterfront Park. We noticed work crews at the site yesterday and contributor Jim Parsons snapped a photo for us this morning...

City crews installing new bike racks near the Saturday Market in Waterfront Park this [...]

Bike parking gets even better on North Mississippi and Williams

Posted on March 2nd, 2011 at 11:22 am.

All cozy and dry... I think I'll stop for a meal.(Photos © J. Maus)

Portland's bike parking offerings continue to improve in both quality and quantity. Recently I've noticed two developments in North Portland worth your attention: a new on-street bike corral on N. Williams Avenue and a nice covering of a corral on N. Mississippi.
This [...]

How PSU is getting staff and students to leave their cars at home

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 3:55 pm.

Over 2,000 bike parking spots are justone reason it's easy to ride to PSU.(Photos © J. Maus)

Portland State University's location, facilities, and policies to promote options to driving alone are paying off. A survey released last week shows that three in four students and employees at the campus get there without a car. A press [...]

Eugene advocate pushes residential bike parking corrals

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 9:55 am.

Demonstration of a residential bike corral in Eugene by Paul Adkins.(Photo: Paul Adkins)

A Eugene resident has submitted a proposal to the City of Eugene to install on-street, residential bike parking corrals. On-street bike corrals are common in Portland, but we've yet to extend the idea into residential areas.
Noted bike advocate Paul Adkins and Chair [...]

Portland's first bioswale bike corral and more bike parking on Williams

Posted on January 11th, 2011 at 11:07 am.

BES has taken an on-street bike corral...(Photo © J. Maus)

And integrated it with a bioswale!(Photo: PBOT)

Weigh in on proposed bike shelter/art project in Woodlawn

Posted on January 5th, 2011 at 12:56 pm.

Artist Buster Simpson's rendering of covered bike rack and green street features. See more at BusterSimpson.net/Dekum

Vancouver (WA) installs four more on-demand bike lockers

Posted on December 10th, 2010 at 11:49 am.

A source that works for the City of Vancouver (WA) sent this info over the other day (photos of the new lockers below):
"Three weeks ago we installed 4 more Bikelink lockers in our downtown area, bringing the total number of lockers to 9. This project was part of our Destination Downtown project, and was [...]

Update on bike corral/public art project in Woodlawn

Posted on November 4th, 2010 at 12:16 pm.

Detail of sculptural element on roof of new bike corral coming to Dekum Street.

Our story last week about a new on-street bike corral coming to Dekum Street in the Woodlawn neighborhood sparked a lot of discussion. Many readers weighed in with negative opinions about the design (especially the car part) and wondered whether or [...]

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