Reader Ride Report: Discovering the Fanno Creek Trail

Guest Contributor by on August 26th, 2021 at 3:03 pm

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Cultura Bike Ride

Maritza Arango (Events Editor) by on August 21st, 2021 at 1:30 am

“***The ride is only for Latinx and BI-POC friends. (sorry Non-BI-POC friends)***

A continuation of the Perreo Bike Ride titled “Cultura Ride,” for its diverse Latinx Culture.
This is number two of the three featured bike rides for the summer designed for all Latinx and BIPOC folx. This time around we will be cycling through the streets of Beaverton while bumping Reggeaton, Cumbias, Merengue and anything that gets las caderas moving.

The ride itself will be 8-10miles with some hills but, we’ll take our time and make sure no one is left behind regardless of skill level. We’ll be making 2 stops one park and a tienda to fuel up, before finishing at a near by park close to a Max line.

As always bring those good vibes, and bring the primos, primas, they, them y toda La Clika. We want to create a safe and fun environment for everybody in attendance. No violence or ignorance will be tolerated. Leave the drama at home.

For our non-BI-POC supporters, please respect this and share this event with your BI-POC friends and colleagues.

Rider checklist
-Face mask (recommended, but not required)
-Helmet (not required but strongly recommended)
-Ride is free

Meet at 7:00PM, Ride out at 7:30PM”

Westside Wednesday Ride

Maritza Arango (Events Editor) by on August 12th, 2021 at 2:15 am

Across the street from the MAX station in the grass next to the westbound MAX line.

Cycle Cats – Rudy

Wed, Aug 11, 2021, 7:15 PM

Roll out at about 7:45pm

Ride is a loop

End location: Typically a loop.

Meet up across the street from the Beaverton Transit Center in the grass field. (Fare is no more than $5). This is a faster paced ride compared to other Pedalpalooza rides. We cover a lot of ground but do stop and have a store stop or two. Always fun, respectful, with no drop. Come and hang and check out some of the cool sites over on the west side of the Willamette!

Beaverton dispatch: A renewed pump track and a carfree bridge over Highway 26?

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 23rd, 2021 at 12:03 pm

Eichler Park Pump Track is getting a big upgrade!
(Photos: Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District)

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The City of Beaverton wants a dockless bike share system

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 7th, 2018 at 12:32 pm

SW Canyon Road in Beaverton.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

A major suburb just a few miles west of downtown Portland wants a dockless bike share system.

The City of Beaverton (population 100,000) has launched an official request for information (RFI) to learn more from companies that, “can provide useful and relevant information on a dockless bike share program.” Bike-share is called out in Beaverton’s 2017 Active Transportation Plan and city planners say it’s a needed weapon in their fight against congestion which is only expected to get worse as the city grows.

Here’s more from the RFI (PDF here):

“Metro anticipates that the Beaverton Regional Center will increase by 4,500 new jobs and 10,000 new residents over the next 25 years. As the City continues to grow, congestion on local roadways will continue to increase. As one way to help reduce or at least moderate congestion, the City is looking to increase multi-modal opportunities for residents to get to work, to transit, and in the case of walking and biking, as a general form of mobility and recreation.”

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Westside update: Beaverton’s hunt for gold, activism opportunities, future of Western Ave, and more

Avatar by on May 14th, 2018 at 2:08 pm

Humble brag: We have pretty sweet bike parking at Beaverton City Hall.
(Photos: Naomi Fast)

Naomi Fast is our Washington County correspondent. Her last report took a closer look at Millikan Way.

A smorgasbord of newsworthy items brings me to my Washington County Updates desk, with these nuggets to share…
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Beaverton City Council needs to hear about how auto parking decisions impact cycling

Avatar by on February 8th, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Lloyd northbound toward Millikan, where cars could soon line both sides of the street.
(Photos by Naomi Fast for BikePortland)

This story is from our Washington County correspondent, Naomi Fast.

We need to talk about on-street auto parking in Beaverton.

A big picture glance at Beaverton Traffic Commission meeting agendas shows that over the past couple years, on-street car parking is a consuming and intersectional problem. Residents have been asking the city to lower speed limits rather than rely on parked cars for traffic calming, as well as further restrict on-street car parking. But the parking restriction requests are coming in for two different reasons: some are concerned about safety while traveling on car-cluttered roads, while others are concerned about people sleeping overnight in vehicles on the street.

Biking as transportation is — thankfully — being acknowledged somewhat in the search for solutions. However, some advocates are concerned certain proposed bike lanes (on a section of 5th, specifically, which the Bicycle Advisory Committee endorsed) were being used by the city to justify a new ordinance that would, in effect, evict houseless people from staying overnight in vehicles on the street. Washington County just enacted their own ordinance prohibiting camping on-street in RVs. Like Portland, Beaverton is struggling to house all its residents. The city has even decided to apply for an Urban Growth Boundary expansion.

But today, I’d like to outline a seemingly small detail of the bigger parking problem. It’s an example of the kind of mundane traffic decision that should be considered from a carfree person’s perspective, as part of the equity consideration.

And I think it’s worth a call-to-action for people whose preferred or primary mode of travel in Beaverton is a bicycle.
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To boost business, Beaverton will build separated bikeways on Western Ave

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 17th, 2017 at 10:36 am

The new and improved Western Avenue will look much different.

This seems like a big deal.

In order to spur economic growth and help businesses keep and attract employees, the City of Beaverton is set to begin work on a complete rebuild of Western Avenue between 5th Street to Allen (about two-thirds of a mile). The location of the project is an industrial zone southeast of the downtown core.[Read more…]

TriMet Corner: Inside look at new ‘Bike & Rides’ coming to Beaverton and Goose Hollow

Jeffrey Owen (Contributor) by on September 7th, 2017 at 8:20 am

Details of conceptual design images of new Goose Hollow and Beaverton Creek Bike & Ride facilities by ZGF Architects.

This is the latest from our columnist and TriMet Senior Planner Jeffrey Owen. Last month he gave us the inside scoop on the Orenco Station Bike & Ride.
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Help make biking better in Beaverton via this online open house

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 31st, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Beaverton’s bike network will be better if you share your feedback.

The City of Beaverton has opened a virtual open house for their first-ever Active Transportation Plan. The plan, which also includes walking-related infrastructure of course, will help city staff implement the right facilities in the right places.
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