14-foot wide buffered bike lanes planned for 162nd Avenue

Posted on November 20th, 2020 at 8:50 am.

Plans for SE 162nd at Mill, looking south.
(Source: PBOT)

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ODOT modifies I-5 expansion plans to prevent Esplanade impacts

Posted on November 12th, 2020 at 5:06 pm.

An artist’s rendering of what the wider I-5 might have looked like from the Esplanade.
(Source: Graphics by Cupola Media/ No More Freeways PDX)

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New Gideon Overcrossing offers new connections and relief from delays

Posted on November 11th, 2020 at 3:51 pm.

The new bridge as seen from SE 14th Avenue.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Checking in on the carfree Blumenauer Bridge over I-84

Posted on November 10th, 2020 at 11:03 am.

The arch pieces were constructed off-site and are now being moved into place.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland/BikePortland)

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New bridge on N Lombard would come with grade-separated bike lane

Posted on November 5th, 2020 at 1:50 pm.

The new bridge on N Lombard would replace this one which was built 80 years ago.

A key connection to industrial jobs and the 40 Mile Loop path system is poised for an upgrade. [Read more…]

A signalized crossing for bike traffic on the new Burnside Bridge?

Posted on October 14th, 2020 at 2:09 pm.

Ramp proposed for new Burnside Bridge.
(Graphics: Multnomah County)

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Opinion: Better Naito success shows change is still possible

Posted on October 13th, 2020 at 2:41 pm.

People literally sacrificed themselves to make Better Naito a reality.
(Photo: Kiel Johnson)

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ODOT will award $28 million in safe routes to school grants statewide

Posted on October 13th, 2020 at 1:39 pm.

Morning rush (remember that?) outside Harriet Tubman middle school in north Portland.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

All across Oregon, cities and counties (and one tribe) want more money to make it safer for people to walk and roll to school (remember going to school?). According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, 99 agencies from every region have applied for funding from the state’s Safe Routes to School program. 203 total projects have been submitted at a total cost of $73 million.

Competition for the grants will be fierce since there is only $28 million available this funding cycle.

In 2017 the Oregon Legislature passed a $5.3 billion transportation funding package that included $10 million per year for the Safe Routes program (increasing to $15 million per year in 2023). ODOT says they’ve lumped together two years of funding for this round as well as some funds left over from the previous solicitation in 2018. [Read more…]

ODOT will build hiker/biker campsites at Viento, releases photos of Mitchell Point Tunnel path

Posted on October 9th, 2020 at 11:43 am.

(ODOT renderings of Mitchell Point tunnel portals.)
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All systems go as Better Naito Forever earns unanimous city council support

Posted on October 7th, 2020 at 12:57 pm.

Coming to Naito and NW Davis.

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