View Full Version : photos of Portland bike signs

08-04-2006, 05:42 PM
Hello Portland!

I hail from Halifax, NS, Canada, and I'm emailing all around the web to find photos of different examples of bicycle road signs from around the continent, and all continents for that matter. I hope to use them to produce a notebook with images of the different kinds of bike signs on the cover. this notebook would then be sold, if all goes according to plan, at bike shops around town to raise money for bicycle advocacy here in Halifax, where we are terribly jealous of the excellent bike system that we hear Portland has (or at least I'm jealous of it - most people around here don't know about Portland's sustainable transportation systems).

anyway, i'd like to change things around here, and I need some help to do it! if you have ANY digital photos of bike road signs that you could share, please post them here, or you could email them to me at: peterandjessica@eastlink.ca
high res photos are fine to email, and i would in fact welcome them! (but they don't need to be)

thank you in advance for any pics that come my way - i will try to provide anyone whose pics i use with a copy of the notebook itself, as a thank you!

Peter of Halifax

08-07-2006, 05:05 PM
Peter, Sorry I can't say I have any photo's myself. Check out the links section of Bikeportland.org though. It has several links to bike advocacy;


Glad to hear Portland is know around the world for its green transportation!

Jonathan Maus
08-07-2006, 06:45 PM

I've got a bunch of photos with bike signs. here are a few






hope that helps.

08-10-2006, 03:33 AM
Thanks Jonathan, those are great! probably the best ones I've received, and people have been surprisingly generous. i also enjoyed looking through some of your other photos.

I will try to let you know how the project goes


08-18-2006, 01:40 PM
I'm excited to find this forum - I've been struggling against bike and traffic issues in DC all summer. In many ways, you guys have it much better out there in Portland despite cops pulling people over for going through stop signs. But, to the point, how about a sign on the pavement?

08-18-2006, 03:29 PM
There are a couple of images on my blog of bike lane markers, including the one near forest park with the juggling unicyclist. You may consider these images in the public domain. I would appreciate credit, though.


08-18-2006, 09:37 PM
Portland has some non traditional lane markings (http://flickr.com/photos/bikeportland/sets/1022207/)


01-06-2008, 11:21 PM
Two years ago, I was being hassled by motorists who interepreted the "bike lane ends" sign as a "Get the F*** off the Road" sign (SW Hall Blvd, NB, approaching SW Allan Blvd). I called and made a case for the need for a "bikes on the roadway" sign (like the pre-existing one on the North side of the intersection). Initally, I was told "NO, there will be no sign". I called the Mayor's Hotline and *REALLY* complained, and told other bicyclists I found in the area about the problem. Beaverton relented, and put up a sign. This what what I got.


Hey, what's those yellow bits in the head? That doesn't look right... Let's look closer...


What? That can't be right? I've never seen one like that before...


That doesn't look very happy to me. Does that look like a happy bicyclist to you? :confused:

Needless to say, I complained again about that, and they "fixed" it. someone came out with some black tape or something and filled in the holes. But if you look real close, you can still see Beaverton's idea of a joke.

I highly doubt that this was an official position, but I was angered by it. I'm now a regular at the Beaverton Bike Advisory Committee meetings, and we're making progress...

Get Active People, complaints can be heard, and action can be taken!

Jeff Wills
01-07-2008, 08:12 PM
Portland has some non traditional lane markings (http://flickr.com/photos/bikeportland/sets/1022207/)


Darn- and not a single recumbent. Even Clackamas County "gets it" :) :
http://home.comcast.net/~jeff_wills/springride2004/images/springride53.jpg (http://home.comcast.net/~jeff_wills/springride2004/images/springride53.jpg)


02-12-2008, 08:30 AM
I don't have a picture, but there's a recumbent on my ride to work.
Eastbound on NW Everett, on the 405 overpass.