SW Barbur Blvd

Car-centric jughandle, but no bike lanes through Barbur Crossroads?

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on May 7th, 2021 at 7:08 am

Meet me at the crossroads… but be careful on a bike.
(View looking southeast on SW Capitol Highway at SW Barbur Blvd).
(Photos: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland)

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More than a dream: What I learned on a tour of the Red Electric Trail

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on February 5th, 2021 at 10:19 am

Don Baack with SW Trails has worked on the Red Electric Trail project for 20 years. Here he points to the location of PBOT’s new Red Electric bridge in Hillsdale.
(Photo: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland)

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The state of SW Barbur Boulevard (Part Two)

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on January 28th, 2021 at 10:48 am

A rider rolls over the Newbury Bridge through the “Woods” segment of Barbur Blvd.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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A closer look at SW Barbur Blvd and why we need to stay focused on making it better

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on January 11th, 2021 at 4:02 pm

SW Capitol Highway and Barbur is not a friendly place for bicycling.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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ODOT’s Highway 99 claims another victim as man using wheelchair is killed in crosswalk

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 18th, 2020 at 10:40 am

View of SW Barbur at 30th looking southeast. Police say man was hit in this crosswalk.
(Photo: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland)

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Police search for suspect in fatal hit-and-run crash on SW Barbur

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 5th, 2020 at 11:24 am

Photos from the scene by Eric Wilhelm show PPB Major Crash Team investigation markings on the northwest corner of SW Barbur and Capitol Hill Road.[Read more…]

Woman killed while walking on Barbur Boulevard was ‘brilliant’ PSU researcher

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 19th, 2020 at 12:14 pm

Iulia Hanczarek.
(Photo: Portland State University)

Iulia Hanczarek was coming into her prime as a chemist and researcher at Portland State University. She had dreams of a doctoral degree and missions to space. At just 39 years old, she had a lot of important discoveries ahead of her. Staff at the university describe her as “brilliant”.

But just after midnight on Tuesday her life was cut short when a man chose to drive his car while drunk and hit and killed her as she walked home in southwest Portland. According to police, Ivan Cam was driving approximately 50 miles per hour prior to hitting Hanczarek. Cam told crash investigators the window of his car “suddenly exploded” and he didn’t even know what he’d hit. He now faces charges of manslaughter, DUI, and reckless driving.[Read more…]

Person killed by drunk driver on SW Barbur Boulevard

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 17th, 2020 at 8:13 am

PPB says it happened “in the area” of SW Barbur and Parkhill.

Portland Police have issued a statement on a fatal collision that happened early this morning on Southwest Barbur Boulevard.

According to the PPB, it happened just after midnight near the intersection of Barbur and SW Parkhill Drive. This is three miles south of Portland City Hall and just north of the Vermont viaduct.

Officers responded to what they thought was single car collision, but when the arrived they were contacted by the driver of the car, 30-year-old Ivan Cam. Cam told officers he thought he hit someone who was walking. Upon further investigation, the officers found a body lying in the street. [Read more…]

ODOT/PBOT want new Barbur Blvd bridges as part of light rail project – UPDATED

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 9th, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Riding northbound on Barbur across the Newbury Street bridge.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

We finally have a bit more clarity around the future of the Vermont and Newbury bridges on Barbur Boulevard.
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Finally! ODOT acknowledges need for a road diet on SW Barbur Blvd

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 16th, 2016 at 10:55 am

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ODOT’s proposal for improving bike access on SW Barbur at Capitol Highway.

Yesterday the Oregon Department of Transportation did something unprecedented: they officially proposed re-allocating lane space on on Southwest Barbur Boulevard to make less room for driving and more room for cycling. Here are their exact words: “Reduce one southbound lane on SW Barbur Blvd over Newbury and Vermont Bridges to provide bike lanes.”
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