Splendid Cycles

A transportation advocacy smorgasbord tonight

Posted by on November 15th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Detail of Clinton to the River
Multi-use Path project. Learn more
at open house tonight.

This is getting out of hand. If you were not convinced that Portland was Transportation Wonk Capitol of the World, consider what’s on the schedule for tonight:

Columbia River Crossing: A More Sensible Alternative?:

A conversation with George Crandall, urban designer; Bill Scott, founder and general manager of Zipcar; and Joe Cortright, economist.

Three of the region’s top experts in design, economics and transportation offer a cheaper, more buildable alternative to the proposed 1-5 bridge over the Columbia River.

More info here.

50s Bikeway Project Citizen’s Advisory Committee meeting (6:30pm, Providence Cancer Clinic at NE 47th & Glisan)
The 50s Bikeway Project will design and construct a 4.5 mile north-south bike route from NE Thompson Street and 57th Avenue south to SE Woodstock Boulevard and 52nd Avenue. Learn more at the project website.

N/NE Quadrant and Rose Quarter Joint Open House ( 4:30 – 7 pm, Memorial Coliseum, 300 N Winning Way)
I shared some background on this on the Front Page earlier this morning.

Open House for SE Water Ave Relocation and SE Clinton to the River Multi Use Path (4-6pm, OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave)
PBOT will share plans for two projects that will have a massive impact on bicycling in southeast Portland. The project to relocate SE Water Ave and to build the new “Clinton to the River” multi-use path are both unfunded, but PBOT hopes to get them all squared away for when money comes available. Learn more about these projects here and here.

Outer Powell Boulevard Conceptual Design Open House (5:30-7:30pm, Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 SE 112th Ave)

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation, in coordination with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), is developing a conceptual design plan for Outer SE Powell Blvd. from the I-205 to SE 174th Ave (city limits). The plan will identify improvements that will allow Outer SE Powell Blvd to serve vehicle traffic movement while also improving the safety, accessibility and the aesthetic environment for pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders.

See project website for more details.

Sorry for such late notice on these events. We’re trying to get this stuff out to you sooner. From now on, watch Page Two for alerts and information about these types of events.

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  • q`Tzal November 15, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    “See page two”
    Have you considered topic heades like most newspapers have on their sites?
    Topics like “Advocacy & Politics”, “Bike Fun!” or “Detours and construction” are easier to browse than searching for article tags.

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  • Matt November 15, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    There is also a meeting in Milwaukie tonight re:Light Rail. There are some bicycle related issues associated with this station (bike parking, station access, and navigating around 3 sets of parallel train tracks set at an angle to the road).
    Details listed here:

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  • Ted Buehler November 15, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks for the info, tough choice for me between Rose Quarter and CRC.

    Tonight is a great night to go out and be heard. Chime in your voice and get bicyclists on the record as requesting good quality, well designed facilities in all of these projects.

    Ted Buehler

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  • Todd Boulanger November 15, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Jonathan…correction…Bill Scott is not the founder of Zipcar (or any other car sharing service)…just the long time GM of the Portland office of Flexcar & then Zipcar. 😉

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