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Taylor has been BikePortland's staff writer since November 2021. She has also written for Street Roots and Eugene Weekly. Contact her at taylorgriggswriter@gmail.com


Taylor Griggs (Staff Writer) Posts

These awesome Pedalpalooza ride flyers will get you hyped

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

(A mere sampling of the artistic flourish that accompanies Pedalpalooza. See more below!)[Read more…]

With space taken from driving lanes, PBOT weighs three options for 122nd Ave redesign

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Wide arterial street with parked cars in one lane.

Looking south on 122nd Avenue at SE Holgate (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Plan for ‘traffic free’ sections of downtown among PSU Better Block project selections

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Part of the 1972 Downtown Plan that included 13 ‘Traffic Free’ areas.

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New city code would expand electric car charging at multi-unit dwellings

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

(Photo: Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability)

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Climate Strike brings activists together to push for change

Friday, May 20th, 2022

Large crowd of people outside Portland City Hall building.

The action started at City Hall. (Photos: Taylor Griggs/BikePortland)

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Bike Loud will create ‘mini Sunday Parkways’ on NE Going Street all summer long

Friday, May 20th, 2022

‘Sundays on 7th’ were a hit in 2019. Bike Loud PDX will bring the party up to NE Going Street this summer. (Photo: Kiel Johnson)

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Project to eliminate two driving lanes on SE 162nd Ave will break ground this summer

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

The future of 162nd Ave.

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One year after traumatic hit-and-run, Lindsay Caron is back on her bike

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

She’s back to biking, and smiling, again. (Photos courtesy Lindsay Caron)

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Where have all the riders gone? PBOT preps for first post-lockdown bike counts

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Time to track the elusive Portland bicycle rider. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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The Line 10 bus is off the SE Clinton Street greenway for good

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

TriMet sign at SE Clinton and 23rd.
(Photo: Betsy Reese)

As of Sunday May 15th, TriMet’s Line 10 has been moved off Clinton Street between SE 21st and SE 26th — much to the pleasure of advocates who have wanted to clear bus traffic from the popular neighborhood greenway route for many years.

The Clinton Street Neighborhood Greenway is the only greenway between Division and Powell Blvd. Without it, people biking would have to go out of their way and cross busy corridors in order to move east-west through the Hosford-Abernethy and Richmond neighborhoods.

This greenway is one of Portland’s most beloved, and many people have pushed for more car traffic diverters to keep driving volumes low so that it can live up to the city’s “low-stress, family friendly” promise.

It’s nearly impossible to meet that expectation when people are sharing the street with large, loud, and toxic vehicles.

Line 10 will now go eastbound from SE Ladd and Division to SE 26th Ave (and vice-versa westbound) and avoid Clinton St entirely.

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Looking east on SE Clinton at 25th.
(Photo: Taylor Griggs/BikePortland)

Nearby resident and veteran bike advocacy volunteer Betsy Reese notified us of the change. She said she’s been “working to get the number 10 off our greenway for many, many years.” “Thanks to Covid,” she continued, “it has finally happened.”

At the beginning of the pandemic, the 10 bus was rerouted from Clinton St as part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation shutting off car traffic on Clinton between 25th and 26th Avenues as part of their Safe Streets Initiative. As you can see in the photo above taken Monday, the busy intersection has become a carfree plaza with several restaurants teaming up on a Healthy Business permits that has allowed them to make the block carfree.

The plaza is very popular with business owners and many nearby residents. Moving the bus off Clinton not only improves the cycling environment, it makes it much more likely the block at 26th remains carfree forever.