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Advocate hails ODOT’s plans for SW Barbur

Posted on March 17th, 2011 at 2:01 pm.

Packed meeting last night to hear about ODOT’s plans for SW Barbur.(Photo: Kiel Johnson) Advocates are hailing the Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) plans for a new crossing treatment on SW Barbur Blvd. The plans were unveiled at a meeting held in Southwest Portland last night. As we detailed yesterday, the crossing in question is Read More »

City to unveil new bikeway concept at SW Multnomah Blvd project open house

Posted on February 7th, 2011 at 9:44 am.

Detail of a new bikeway designconcept under consideration for SW Multnomah Blvd. The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) are teaming up on a project to add sidewalks, stormwater management and bikeways to SW Multnomah Blvd between SW 21st and 31st Avenue. This project is just the Read More »

Car, bike in serious injury collision on SW Multnomah Blvd – UPDATED

Posted on February 4th, 2011 at 3:47 pm.

*See updates below Portland Police are investigating a crash resulting in potential life-threatening injuries to a person riding a bicycle near SW Multnomah Blvd and 51st Ave. According to the PPB statement, the crash happened at about 2:21 pm at the 6000 block of SW Multnomah Blvd. Initial reports were that the collision was a Read More »

Riverfront condo owners urge bike traffic to avoid their property – UPDATED

Posted on February 1st, 2011 at 10:32 am.

Entrance to The Strand’s private property (looking north from SW Moody). Residents of the The Strand, a three-tower condominium complex on the Willamette riverfront south of the Hawthorne Bridge, want people on bikes to avoid riding through their private property. Their condo towers face an open courtyard that makes for a tempting cut-through for bicycle Read More »

Get Together brings SW Portland issues to the table

Posted on January 27th, 2011 at 9:08 am.

Getting down to business.- Full gallery – (Photos © J. Maus) Our 2011 Get Together season got off to a fantastic start last night. About 40 people who live and/or work in Southwest Portland gathered at Macadam’s Bar and Grill to hear from advocates and experts, share their experiences, and to meet other fine folks Read More »

Talk, listen, learn at SW Portland Get Together tonight

Posted on January 26th, 2011 at 11:49 am.

A bit of guerrilla marketing by our friend Kiel Johnson! I hope some of you will stop by Macadam’s Bar and Grill (5833 SW Macadam Ave) tonight for the first Get Together of the year. We’ll learn about bike issues, meet others who care about bicycling, give out some great prizes (thanks to our Get Read More »

Meeting to discuss SW Portland active transportation strategy

Posted on January 25th, 2011 at 2:21 pm.

I got the information below from well-known Southwest Portland neighborhood activist (especially on trail and transportation issues) Don Baack. I don’t have the time to make this into a Front Page story but wanted to spread the word because it’s important. Don wants everyone to know about an important meeting of SWTrails this Thursday (1/27). Read More »

Vigil brings light to tragic stretch of Barbur Blvd

Posted on December 20th, 2010 at 10:41 pm.

People lit candles and gathered at a gravel turnout on SW Barbur Blvd to remember Angela Burke and to raise awareness of safety concerns.-Full Gallery-(Photos © J. Maus)

Vigil planned for Angela Burke on Monday night

Posted on December 17th, 2010 at 11:38 am.

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance and the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition have just announced a vigil for Angela Burke: In cooperation with Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. and Friends of Barbur, a quiet vigil for Angela Burke and all who have lost someone close to them on the roadway will be held Monday at 5:30 pm, tentative location near Read More »

Photos and thoughts from the scene of Barbur fatality

Posted on December 17th, 2010 at 9:53 am.

Looking south on Barbur about .3 miles south of SW Hamilton. The orange paint is where Angela Burke’sbody came to rest. The apartment complex is in the upper left.(Photos © J. Maus) Last night I went out to SW Barbur to get a better sense of the scene of the fatal crash that occurred there Read More »

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