“***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.
-Face mask (recommended, but not required)
-Helmet (not required but strongly recommended)
-Ride is free
Meet at 7:00PM, Ride out at 7:30PM”
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!
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.”
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.
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…]
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.