To Portland’s bike insiders, savvy advocates, BTA members, and regular readers of this site, the Bicycle Master Plan Update process is nothing new. We’ve been getting excited about it for months. There have been brown bag discussions, monthly rides, steering committee meetings, a lot of coverage on this site, and so on. But the same … Read more
Last month’s Bike Master Plan Ride drew a big crowd.File photo: 4/3/07 Next week, we have an opportunity to show the Mayor that the Bicycle Master Plan Update is much more than just another planning process. On Tuesday (5/1), City Bike Coordinator Roger Geller will lead the fourth in his series of Bicycle Master Plan … Read more
I’m still trying to get my head around today’s news that Mayor Potter’s latest budget proposal does not include funding for the Bicycle Master Plan Update process.
Mayor Tom Potter has proposed a not-so-bike-friendly budget.File photo: 10/19/06 Last year, Transportation Commissioner Sam Adams received $50,000 to fund the first stages of Portland’s Bicycle Master Plan Update process. But this year, Adams’ office was surprised to see that the Mayor has decided to not continue funding this project. In his latest proposed budget … Read more
The first order of business for PDOT’s wide-ranging effort to update the Bicycle Master Plan, was to complete an Existing Conditions Report. Armed with GIS analysis, public feedback, and field assessments, the report, “explores the locations, barriers, and opportunities for bicycling in the city.” At this time, it’s still undergoing internal writing and review, but … Read more
Portland bike insiders are wondering how we can go beyond the confines of U.S. standards for bike-friendliness and begin to adopt infrastructure and policies already in use in places like Amsterdam and Copenhagen. But before Portland can become a world-class bicycling city, we must first have a plan to get there.
As part of the Bicycle Master Plan update process, city bike coordinator Roger Geller is leading monthly rides to survey what works and what doesn’t in our existing bikeway network.
“Can we create–even if only for a little while and in a limited area–the feeling one gets when riding in world class cycling cities?”-PDOT’s Roger Geller In case you haven’t heard the buzz, PDOT is in the midst of updating their Bicycle Master Plan (the current one is over 10 years old). The Bicycle Master … Read more