New path that would connect to NW Springville Road faces scrutiny from Multnomah County

Posted on August 22nd, 2019 at 12:19 pm.

The proposed path skirts farm property just east of the Washington County line.

Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation District (THPRD) wants to build a new off-street path that would connect new residential development along Northwest Springville Road to a large network of existing paths. The proposed $1.1 million Bethany Creek Trail has been in the works for about 18 months; but some key advocates say they’re frustrated because Multnomah County’s Land Use Planning Division didn’t notify the County’s own Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Advisory Committee about it.
[Read more…]

Pearl District building owner violated city code by blocking bike racks with locked gates

Posted on August 20th, 2019 at 11:24 am.

Gates succeed at keeping everyone out; but they fail at complying with city code.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The owners of the Asa Flats & Lofts in the Pearl District wanted to prevent people from sleeping in alcoves of their building along Northwest Marshall and Lovejoy streets. Their solution was to erect large metal gates. But the gates kept out more than people seeking refuge, they also prevented customers of nearby businesses from accessing bike racks.[Read more…]

First look at new bike lanes and other updates to NE 102nd Ave

Posted on August 13th, 2019 at 4:26 pm.

Changes include a two-way bike lane that starts on the I-84 overpass (a ramp from the sidewalk to the new lanes will be built later this summer).
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The Portland Bureau of Transportation recently completed phase one of a $331,000 project on Northeast 102nd Avenue that included new lanes for biking, fewer lanes for driving, and more. It’s part of a significant update of the corridor between NE Sandy and Weidler. [Read more…]

Work has begun on new section of Marine Drive bike path

Posted on August 9th, 2019 at 10:26 am.

Coming along nicely. This view is looking west at Marine Drive near 185th.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The City of Portland has embarked on a project that will give bicycle riders more separation from auto and truck drivers on Northeast Marine Drive.
[Read more…]

City puts cycling on sidewalk for safety at tricky northeast intersection

Posted on August 8th, 2019 at 1:27 pm.

This is the route to safely access the crosswalk in the background for people cycling across Prescott at 37th.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

An off-set intersection and a sweeping curve combine to make the crossing of Northeast Prescott at 37th very unsettling. To make matters worse, 37th is an important north-south connection in our cycling network.
[Read more…]

A good example of bus/bike integration at a transit stop

Posted on August 8th, 2019 at 10:03 am.

New bus island on NE Weidler west of 103rd Place.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Yesterday while taking a look at the new striping and other changes the City has made to NE 102nd (story to come), I decided to take a ride on the newly updated Halsey-Weidler couplet through the Gateway district. I reported on the project back in June and wanted to give it a check-up.
[Read more…]

Time to weigh in on future carfree bridge between Oak Grove and Lake Oswego

Posted on August 2nd, 2019 at 8:10 am.

Looking north from Foothills Park in Lake Oswego at the potential future site of a new bridge. (Existing railroad bridge in in the background).
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Clackamas County wants to know if they should move forward with a new, carfree bridge over the Willamette River that would connect Oak Grove/Milwaukie to Lake Oswego. Known as “OGLO,” the project has been on the radar since 2009 when a Metro study found strong public support for the idea.

Clackamas County has opened an online open house and will host two open houses next week to garner feedback as part of a Metro-funded feasibility study. [Read more…]

Foster Road business owners thank City Council for new bike lanes, safer street design

Posted on July 10th, 2019 at 12:18 pm.

Here’s something that doesn’t happen very often: Instead of backlash over a transportation project on a major arterial, Mayor Ted Wheeler and his fellow commissioners heard praise.
[Read more…]

PBOT installing ‘left turn calming’ treatments at 29 intersections

Posted on June 20th, 2019 at 2:53 pm.

Armed with data, plans, and support from city council, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is moving forward with a pilot program to install “left turn calming” at 29 intersections.

Using a mix of rubber speed bumps and centerline delineator wands, PBOT’s aim is to slow drivers down, prevent them from “cutting corners”, and make it easier for them to see people crossing the street.
[Read more…]

PBOT begins design of 60s bikeway through North Tabor, Rose City Park neighborhoods

Posted on June 7th, 2019 at 12:20 pm.

Proposed design of NE Halsey crossing between 61st and 62nd.

A 1.5 mile stretch of a north-south bikeway along the 60s will be built next fall and the Portland Bureau of Transportation is looking for your feedback on the design.
[Read more…]