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Bike safety among concerns with proposed 7-Eleven in Vernon neighborhood

Posted on January 20th, 2012 at 12:05 pm.

Corner of 15th and Killingsworth. Residents of the Vernon Neighborhood in northeast Portland are organizing opposition to a proposed 7-Eleven at the corner of NE Killingsworth and 15th (map). Among their list of concerns about the potential store are how it would impact traffic safety — particularly among people walking and biking. In a newsletter Read More »

PCC Cascade eyes multi-level parking garage on Michigan Ave

Posted on October 26th, 2011 at 10:10 am.

PCC has determined that the corner of Michigan and Killingsworth would be the best location for a multi-story parking garage.(Photo © J. Maus) Portland Community College’s Cascade campus is considering the construction of a four-story parking garage on the northeast corner of N Michigan and Killingsworth. The project is part of district-wide expansion plans funded Read More »

‘Giro di Portland’ race is new marquee event at Festa Italiana

Posted on August 18th, 2011 at 11:37 am.

Now includes a bike race, naturally. The Festa Italiana, a week-long event that has brought together the local Italian community for 20 years, now includes a bike race. The Giro di Portland will feature the area’s best racing talent on a high-speed, multi-lap criterium through the Pearl District — and the Festa Italiana is the Read More »

On NE Holman, an intersection transformed by paint and neighbors

Posted on June 2nd, 2011 at 1:12 pm.

The largest street painting in Portland, as seen from a roof on the northwest corner of the intersection.(Photos © J. Maus)

‘Going to the River’ project open house tonight in North Portland

Posted on June 1st, 2011 at 11:31 am.

Detail of map showing projects.-Download larger as PDF- Tonight, the community will learn more about an exciting suite of projects that will make bicycling in North Portland more viable, convenient, and safe. The Portland Bureau of Transportation will hold the first of two public open houses for their “Going to the River” project. The project, Read More »

Riding Portland’s first (real) cycle track on Cully Blvd.

Posted on May 19th, 2011 at 8:55 am.

The new cycle track on Cully, part of a large-scale road reconstruction project, is now complete.(Photos/video © J. Maus) As strange as it may sound, Cully Boulevard in outer Northeast Portland is now home to the most significant piece of bike infrastructure in our city. The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has just completed a Read More »

PBOT to make portion East Portland carfree on Sunday

Posted on May 18th, 2011 at 3:50 pm.

Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about.(Photos © J. Maus) PBOT has once again decided to create a loop of streets in East Portland carfree for five hours this Sunday. This crazy scheme to force people out of their cars and into the streets to meet their neighbors and enjoy their community is called “Sunday Parkways”. Read More »

Bryant Street Bridge to close for upgrades

Posted on May 18th, 2011 at 11:22 am.

Bryant Bridge over I-5.(Photo © J. Maus) The Bryant Street Bridge over I-5 in North Portland will close for two days next week. The closure is good news; it means a project that we first reported on in August 2006 is finally moving forward. The Piedmont Neighborhood has been working on this project since 2007. Read More »

Follow-up: No ‘Bikes in Roadway’ signage for Sandy Blvd

Posted on May 18th, 2011 at 8:42 am.

PBOT says ‘Bikes in Roadway’ signs aren’t the right approach for Sandy.(Photo © J. Maus) Remember our story last week about NE Sandy Blvd? We shared the experience of riding on that large arterial street through the eyes of Esther Harlow. Despite a lack of comfortable bike access, many people like Harlow prefer riding on Read More »

PBOT turns tide in East Portland: New bikeway leads to big safety benefits

Posted on May 12th, 2011 at 11:17 am.

PBOT data on SE Holgate Blvd. The street was re-striped for buffered bike lanes in 2009.

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