Transformation in action: See latest plans for Holman street “pocket park”

See below for before/after shots. This morning I shared how PBOT’s neighborhood greenways could have a dramatic impact on how it feels to move around our city’s residential streets. A perfect case in point is the NE Holman Street project. Back in May, I took a closer look at the project, with a focus on … Read more

‘Crossbikes’: Crosswalks for bikes coming soon to Portland?

PBOT is considering new bicycle crosswalks, like this one in concept stage forSE 53rd and Stark. Crosswalks are standard engineering treatments designed to help people get across streets with a bit more safety; now the City of Portland is looking to do something similar for bike traffic with bicycle crosswalk markings, a.k.a. the “cross-bike”. The … Read more

Get involved with the 50’s Bikeway project

PBOT’s Rich Newlands gave an update on the project at a recent Bike Advisory Committee meeting.(Photo © J. Maus) The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is rolling ahead with their 50’s Bikeway project. The $1.5 million, federally funded project aims to make a 4.5 mile north/south corridor between the Hollywood and Woodstock neighborhoods more … Read more

City will cut ribbon on ‘Neighborhood Greenways’ at Beach School

Concord, a “Neighborhood Greenway,” is adjacent to Beach School.(Photos © J. Maus) The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has announced their first “Neighborhood Greenway” ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event will take place Wednesday afternoon at Beach School in the Overlook neighborhood of North Portland. PBOT wants to showcase their growing network of residential streets … Read more

PBOT gives North Portland intersection a traffic calming makeover

Lots of changes at intersection of Wabash, Willamette and Bryant.(Photos © J. Maus) The Bureau of Transportation has completed their re-design of a North Portland intersection where two bike boulevards and a high-volume street intersect. The N. Wabash/Willamette/Bryant triangle has been significantly re-striped, two median islands have been added, there’s a new crosswalk, and other … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

PBOT looks to smooth out bike streets without breaking the bank

Local streets like NE Going are in need of pavement maintenance, but current methods — developed for major arterials — are cost-prohibitive.(Photo © J. Maus) The City of Portland is working hard to make the growing network of “next generation” bike boulevards (a.k.a. neighborhood greenway) streets as comfortable for people on bikes as possible. They’ve … Read more