[New and improved PDX bike parking*] In response to your feedback from my post, Airport bike parking “for employees only”, I have just learned that the Portland Airport has re-designed the employee bike parking area to accomodate the general public. Here’s the scoop from Aviation Planner Jason Gately: We recently modified our employee bike parking … Read more
[Then] [Now] One reason Portland is such a great biking town is that bikes have been a part of the landscape for well over 100 years. Case in point; in my office I’ve got a framed version of the “Cyclists’ Road Map of Portland” dated 1896 (more photos here). It’s a really cool map and … Read more
Back in October, transportation advocates and concerned citizens attended a Transportation Safety Summit hosted by Commissioner Sam Adams. The goal was to identify specific strategies that would make our streets safer. Based on the summit, PDOT created an action plan and released it for public input. Only problem is that no knows it exists. Turns … Read more
There’s another new bike lane stencil that just hit Portland streets. This one was made to commemorate the University of Portland women’s soccer team on their NCAA championship victory. It lives on N. Willamette Blvd. I ride by there all the time so I look forward to introducing myself. [Thanks to Roger Geller for sending … Read more
A few months ago I was smitten with PDX airport because of their new and vastly improved bike access. After reading my post, several folks were inspired to ride to the airport to take advantage of the new bike lane and enclosed long-term bike parking facility. However now all that has changed. A few riders … Read more
Chris Smith has posted PDFs and summaries of the presentations from the PSU Traffic and Transportation class. Several of them are bike-related and they provide great insight and ideas about how to improve biking conditions in Portland.
As I reported earlier, initial designs for the South Waterfront development project were unsafe for cyclists. Several movers and shakers at City Hall put their heads together and got City Council to approve a more acceptable design in a resolution that passed this morning. Get all the details over at PortlandTransport.com.
(**For anyone sick of jabbering about the Hawthorne Bridge, stop reading right now and wait for my next post. It will be fun, I promise!). I feel like I’ve opened a can worms. My posts about the the new bike/ped markings on the Hawthorne Bridge have gotten many comments and I received an email from … Read more
[Update: more photos of the markings] In the past 24 hours I have heard from several reliable sources that the new Hawthorne Bridge markings were done with little to no input from cyclists. One bike advocacy insider went so far as to say: “I am incredibly disappointed in the County (again, I might add) for … Read more
[Update: more photos of the markings] Multnomah County work crews restriped the bike/ped path on the popular Hawthorne Bridge this morning. The new markings were done in an effort to “reduce conflicts between pedestrians and bicyclists” according to the official press release (PDF). Here’s more from the release:
At last Tuesday’s meeting of the Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee (PBAC), we heard from April Bertelsen of the Portland Mall Revitalization project. This is the project that will completely reconstruct the existing bus mall on 5th and 6th Avenues downtown. In that process they will be uprooting and relocating hundreds of bike racks. April was … Read more
Just came across a nifty little bike parking map on the Lloyd District Transportation Management Association’s website. It’s got information and photos on all the racks and bike lockers in the Lloyd District. You just roll over various points and a little window pops up. Neat! However I must admit, I can’t remember the last … Read more