advisory bike lanes

PBOT’s first ‘advisory bike lanes’ coming to SE Caruthers

Avatar by on September 24th, 2014 at 1:50 pm

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Trucks frequently (and sometimes illegally) encroach on the SE Caruthers bike lane. A new street design will help bike riders navigate SE Caruthers more smoothly.
(Photo: Besty Reese)

Anyone who has ridden on SE Caruthers in the pathway gap between the southern end of the Eastbank Esplanade and the start of the Springwater Corridor trail (map) has likely experienced the problem of trucks encroaching on the bike lane. It’s common because two truck-heavy businesses — Apple Foods and McCoy Millworks — have loading docks adjacent to the street and a smooth, mountable curb is all that separates the parking zone from the bike lane.
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Bikeway design focus: Advisory bike lanes

Avatar by on October 21st, 2009 at 10:41 am

[With the release of the public comment draft of the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030, it’s time to get wonky and learn more about what Portland’s brightest bike thinkers are dreaming up for the future. The story below is the latest in our ongoing coverage of the new plan.]

With advisory bike lanes, like the one from Europe in the photo above, people on bicycles would have priority, but motor vehicle operators could enter the bike zone to pass each other.
(Photo: PBOT)

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