better naito

$4 million ‘Better Naito’ project will break ground Monday

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 19th, 2021 at 10:33 am

Coming soon: Sidewalk, green lanes, concrete curbs, updated signals.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Opinion: Better Naito success shows change is still possible

Kiel Johnson (Go By Bike) by on October 13th, 2020 at 2:41 pm

People literally sacrificed themselves to make Better Naito a reality.
(Photo: Kiel Johnson)

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All systems go as Better Naito Forever earns unanimous city council support

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 7th, 2020 at 12:57 pm

Coming to Naito and NW Davis.

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The Malecón in La Paz, Mexico is the public space Portlanders dream about

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 17th, 2020 at 3:52 pm

Better than Better Naito.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

I try to not think about work while on vacation, but I couldn’t help think of Better Naito and Waterfront Park while I was in La Paz, Mexico with family over winter break. The reason? A dreamy piece of public space known as the Malecón.[Read more…]

This is the future of Northwest Naito Parkway

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on July 24th, 2019 at 1:02 pm

“It’s a celebration!” beamed a helpful person at the check-in desk as I walked into the big open house for the Central City in Motion plan last night at UO’s White Stag Building. “We have cookies and temporary tattoos!” It was indeed an upbeat vibe as PBOT presented projects to the public for the first time since the plan passed City Council in November.
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PBOT: Better Naito will return three months early this year

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 11th, 2019 at 12:14 pm

Surprise! It’s Better Naito!
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

The Portland Bureau of Transportation has found a way to bring back Better Naito sooner than anyone expected.
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Portland Business Alliance lays out stance on Central City in Motion plan

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 23rd, 2018 at 4:46 pm

In a four-page letter (PDF) sent to Transportation Commmissioner Chloe Eudaly yesterday, Portland Business Alliance President and CEO Andrew Hoan offered carefully mixed doses of support and opposition to projects included in the City of Portland’s Central City in Motion (CCIM) plan.

And in a surprising show of dealmaking, Hoan offered up enthusiastic support for a carfree transit mall in exchange for the City’s proposal to add protected bike lanes to SW Broadway and 4th. And instead of using one lane of Naito Parkway for a protected bike lane, the PBA says they’ll support a new bike path that would bisect the iconic Waterfront Park. Neither of those ideas has been seriously considered in the past two years of discussions about this plan.

With less than a month before the groundbreaking investment in central city streets is scheduled for its first hearing at City Council, many project-watchers have been waiting to see where the PBA stands on the proposals. The organization represents 1,900 businesses and has a history of outsized influence at PBOT and City Hall.
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We talked to over 100 people about making Better Naito permanent

Avatar by on October 3rd, 2018 at 10:53 am

It was hard not to feel a wave of optimism about biking in Portland after talking with so many people who wanted to support this project.
(Photos: Armando Luna)

This is the latest installment of our Adventures in Activism column, written by Catie Gould and Emily Guise.

“Make Better Naito permanent! Sign a postcard!”
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Opinion: Better Naito has ended in the worst way

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 21st, 2018 at 1:27 pm

It’s gone. Ripped out last night — a full day before it was scheduled to be removed.

What’s one more day when we already got cheated out of a full week due to a conflict with a nearby bridge construction project?

It’s a lot.
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Rally shows support for protected bikeways and a permanent Better Naito

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 19th, 2018 at 12:48 pm

Bike Loud PDX Co-chair Catie Gould addressed the crowd.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Amid bustling, after-work traffic on Naito Parkway last night, dozens of Portlanders came together to send a message: The protected lanes known as Better Naito should stay.
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