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N. Williams, Portland’s ‘Bike Commuter Corridor’, will get two on-street bike corrals

Lincoln Restaurant tries to lure in passing cyclists.(Photo © J. Maus) To accomodate what is probably Portland’s busiest bikeway through a commercial district (outside of downtown), the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is set to install two more of their on-street bike corrals on N.Williams. According to Sarah Figliozzi with PBOT, the new corrals … Read more


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Widmer Bros. Brewery goes big for bike parking

Rob Widmer in his company’s new bike parking facility.(Photos © J. Maus) Widmer Brothers Brewing is well-known for their Hefeweizen beer and for being one of the nation’s pioneering craft brewers. But perhaps less well known is their commitment to the growing number of their 150 Portland employees who ride their bikes to work. At … Read more


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First look at another new on-street bike parking design from PDOT

New design utilizes metal posts (instead of flexible plastic bollards).(Photos J. Maus) Continuing on their program to create more on-street bike parking facilities, the Maintenance Division of the City of Portland Office of Transportation began work today installing a new bike corral in North Portland. The location is the southwest corner of the intersection … Read more


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Updated: More on bike parking from the other side of the hill

[View update at end of story.] (Photo from OregonLive.com) Portland’s new on-street bike parking corrals are the subject of an editorial in the Hillsboro Argus today (Hillsboro is about 17 miles west of Portland). In OK Bike Corral, Argus publisher Clark Gallagher shares concerns from delivery truck drivers about the new parking. Mr. Gallagher overheard … Read more


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PDOT makes the case for new on-street bike parking

“On-street bicycle parking can provide many advantages… These advantages, which accrue to businesses and citizens, also support several city policies and objectives.”— from a PDOT press release Since some folks seem determined to find something negative about the new on-street bike parking facilities, I thought I would share the PDOT perspective. Yesterday afternoon they issued … Read more


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And then there were four; PDOT installs bike corrals downtown

“These corrals… are intended to serve the high volume of people arriving by bicycles at these locations.”— from a PDOT media advisory about new bike parking downtown The streetscape of downtown Portland has been forever altered. Thanks to four new on-street bike parking facilities (a.k.a. bike corrals), PDOT has hastened a shift in the balance … Read more


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Press Release: PDOT to officially unveil new bike parking tomorrow

Here’s the press release from PDOT: Four new on-street bicycle parking locations unveiled on National PARK(ing) Day – September 19 (PORTLAND, OR) – The Portland Office of Transportation will be celebrating National PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 19, with its four newest on-street bicycle parking facilities. National PARK(ing) Day is a nationwide event sponsored by … Read more