Attend open houses for Holman, Klickitat bike boulevards this week

NE Holman is already a relatively pleasant place to ride, but improvements are needed.(Photo © J. Maus) We’ve already mentioned how important it is to speak up at PBOT’s bike boulevard open houses (a.k.a. neighborhood greenways), so today I’ll just offer a gentle reminder of two that are coming up this week. Tomorrow (5/4) and … Read more


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New signs, markings coming to bike boulevards thanks to federal stimulus

Crews from PBOT’s contractor on the project have already installed a few sharrows on N. Bryant Avenue.(Photo: PBOT) This week, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation will begin to install new signs and pavement markings on bike boulevard streets. The money for the project comes from a $1 million award the city received last … Read more


For PBOT, “neighborhood greenways” is more than just a new name

Rolling on NE Tillamook.(Photos © J. Maus) The City of Portland recently unveiled “neighborhood greenways” as a term to replace bike boulevards. At the monthly meeting of the City’s Bicycle Advisory Committee last night PBOT traffic safety staffer Greg Raisman showed up to explain more about their thinking behind the new name.


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PBOT: Bike boulevards now known as “neighborhood greenways”

Riders on the Clinton St. neighborhood greenway.(Photo © J. Maus) The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation plans to change how they refer to projects that calm residential streets and put an emphasis on non-motorized traffic. The term “neighborhood greenways” will soon replace “bicycle boulevards.” I alluded to this new term in a story last … Read more


The Going gets easier at MLK

MLK at Going looks a lot different now.-More photos below-(Photos © J. Maus) The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is moving forward on their Going Street Bicycle Boulevard project. One of the centerpieces of the estimated $250,000 project is the crossing of MLK Jr. Blvd. For the uninitiated, MLK is a major north-south arterial … Read more


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Mayor Adams releases details on bike plan “kickstart” funds

Green streets; where bikes, fish and plants coexist.(Photo © J. Maus) Portland Mayor Sam Adams has released details of his promise to find $20 million to “kickstart” funding of the 2030 Bike Plan. As expected, the money will come from the Bureau of Environmental Services budget and will be allocated toward “Green Streets projects on … Read more