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OHSU publishes info about bikes on the tram

Posted by on June 28th, 2006 at 7:27 am

The Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) website has just been updated with a Q&A about bicycle access on the new tram and South Waterfront area.

They’ve published their answers to the following:

  • Will bikes be allowed on the Portland Aerial Tram?
  • What accommodations are available in South Waterfront for bikes?
  • What about showers at South Waterfront?
  • How will bike commuters get from the upper Tram station to the road?
  • What accommodations are available on Marquam Hill for bikes?
  • What shower facilities are available on the hill?
  • Are there any statistics available on theft of bikes at OHSU?

Now go read the answers.

I’m scheduled to take a grand tour of these facilities so stay tuned for more on OHSU’s bike-friendliness (or not).

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  • Pill Hill Pill June 28, 2006 at 8:07 am


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  • gabriel amadeus June 28, 2006 at 8:17 am

    OHSU ZOOBOMB!!!!!!

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  • Joel June 28, 2006 at 8:37 am

    Kudos to OHSU for not only encouraging bikes on the tram, but also providing secured parking in the garage. I work for one of the biggest employers in the area, and it’s all we can do to get the staple racks moved under cover. OHSU is setting a fine example of how to be a bike-friendly employer in Portland.

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  • secret June 28, 2006 at 8:52 am

    oh, i hope y’all do zoobomb us. we need the fun. be careful, though. the road down is crazy twisty.

    the answers raised another question: what the heck is a “bike gutter”?

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  • No Pets June 28, 2006 at 10:33 am

    I’d like to know what a bike gutter is as well. I’ve seen a “bike gutter” type contraption on the steps next to 200 market. Is that what they are refering to? If so, it’s really not worth bosting about.

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  • Jonathan Maus June 28, 2006 at 10:56 am

    I think a bike gutter is simply a little gutter adjacent to stairs that allow you to easily push your bike up, without having to carry it.

    I think there is a bike gutter on the south side of Hollywood Transit Center overpass.

    It’s definitely not a groundbreaking or amazing thing…but it does make stairs more negotiable.

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  • gabriel amadeus June 28, 2006 at 11:06 am

    There’s also one on the stairs leading up to the burnside bridge from the esplanade.

    I find they are rather ineffective, though, as your pedals nearly always hit and catch the side.

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  • Dabby June 28, 2006 at 10:06 pm

    Tear Down the Tram. The Tram is a big, gaudy joke, always has been, always will be.
    The best thing we can do is keep riding up the hill, and clog it up with bicycles everyday.

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