New path makes key connection for bike boulevard in north Portland

Reader Nick Welch sent in this photo of the new shared-use path PBOT has built between Westanna and Newell streets in north Portland. The Portland Bureau of Transportation has just completed a new shared-use path as part of their North Portland Connector neighborhood greenway project. The new pathway connects N Westanna Ave to Newell Ave … Read more

PBOT continues exciting progress on ‘neighborhood greenway’ network

Everywhere you look, PBOT is making neighborhood streets safer. In this photo, people use the new crossing treatment at N. Concord and Rosa Parks.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) It’s hard to overstate the importance of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s neighborhood greenway program. The combination of considerable expertise in, and dedication to, neighborhood traffic safety from … Read more

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PBOT staffer off to Europe to study ‘livable’, residential streets

PBOT planner Denver Igarta and the reasons he cares about livable streets.(Photo © J. Maus) As a transportation planner at the Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), Denver Igarta has had a front-row seat to the development of Portland’s burgeoning network of low-stress, “neighborhood greenway” streets. Now Igarta will head to Europe to “uncover the secrets of … Read more

City to break ground on 80s bike boulevard project next month

Approximate route of new bike boulevard coming to east Portland. The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is close to the start of construction on a new “neighborhood greenway” that would parallel 82nd Avenue in northeast and southeast Portland. PBOT has put out a request for proposals to find a construction firm to start and the … Read more

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City unveils potential next phase of neighborhood greenway projects

PBOT’s Greg Raisman shared a list of new neighborhood greenway projects last night.(Photo © J. Maus) The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) released a new list of potential neighborhood greenways last night. The list of projects represents the third phase of implementation in PBOT’s ongoing effort to create a complete network of low-stress, … Read more

‘Crossbikes’: Crosswalks for bikes coming soon to Portland?

PBOT is considering new bicycle crosswalks, like this one in concept stage forSE 53rd and Stark. Crosswalks are standard engineering treatments designed to help people get across streets with a bit more safety; now the City of Portland is looking to do something similar for bike traffic with bicycle crosswalk markings, a.k.a. the “cross-bike”. The … Read more