PBOT is hitching their wagon to a sewer line replacement project that will allow them to make significant changes to 10 intersections in northwest Portland.
Now includes a bike race, naturally. The Festa Italiana, a week-long event that has brought together the local Italian community for 20 years, now includes a bike race. The Giro di Portland will feature the area’s best racing talent on a high-speed, multi-lap criterium through the Pearl District — and the Festa Italiana is the … Read more
New box at Lovejoy and 9th to facilitate “Copenhagen Left” (instead of crossing new streetcar tracks at a dangerous angle).(Photos © J. Maus) The Portland Streetcar Loop Project has brought major changes to bikeways in the Pearl District. With new tracks, new medians and a new recommended route for bikes, PBOT has released a detailed … Read more
Cobbled bikeway in Maastrich, The Netherlands.(Photo: Alex Hamlin) Since our story last week, people are still weighing in about the Bureau of Transportation’s decision to remove old cobblestones on NW Marshall in order to lay down new bike lanes. The story struck a chord with reader Alex Hamlin, who rode his bike around Holland for … Read more
New bike lanes on NW Marshall. See whatit will look like when completed below.(Photo: Paul Peterson) New bike lanes are being constructed on NW Marshall between 12th and 14th Avenues in the Pearl District — but these aren’t just any bike lanes. What’s notable about this project is that the new lanes are being cut … Read more
The crew at 21st Ave. Bikes needs a new logo. Make it awesome!(Photo © J. Maus) 21st Avenue Bicycles in Northwest Portland needs some help designing a new logo so they’ve launched a contest to see which local designer can create the best one. The designer of the winning logo will see their work all … Read more
SmartTrips decal outside a cafe in St. Johns.(Photo © J. Maus) The Transportation Options Division within PBOT has released a report on their 2009 SmartTrips Business program that focused on North and Northwest Portland. In a survey about the program’s effectiveness filled out by 72 (out of the 192) businesses involved in the program, 68% … Read more