Volunteers prep for Friday’s three-day ‘Better Block’ demonstration on 3rd Ave

Boris Kaganovich of Better Block PDX with a half-built planter in the rooms where he and other volunteers have been preparing for a “pop-up” plaza and protected bike lanes on 3rd Avenue.(Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland) Working every evening for two weeks in a warren of unfinished rooms three stories above Old Town, more than a dozen enthusiastic … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

‘Parking Day’ offers glimpse of what Portland streets could look like

A display on SW Stark drew large crowds to enjoy public space that’s usually dominated by private automobiles.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Portland took part in PARK(ing) Day today. The global event, which started in San Francisco in 2005, seeks to create temporary public spaces in what are usually used as auto parking spots. This year … Read more