bike traffic

Bike traffic on Williams Avenue is bonkers right now

Avatar by on May 4th, 2016 at 11:42 am

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Peak-hour traffic on Williams Avenue.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

It’s been a few years since the last time we shared a look at Portland bike traffic. With the sunny weather we’ve been having and the first year of the Bike More Challenge in May instead of September, I figured it was time to take another look.
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Ask BikePortland: What if all of Portland’s bikers decided to drive for one day?

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on August 5th, 2014 at 12:12 pm

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Let’s do the math.
(Photos: J.Maus/BikePortland)

This post is sort of inspired by Randall Munroe.

It’s an idea that pops up now and then in the bike world: What if, one morning, we all drove cars instead?

That’d teach the naysayers a lesson.

Or would it?

Well, let’s find out.

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Bike traffic on NW Broadway shows need for re-design

Avatar by on May 6th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

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Morning rush hour on NW Broadway just north of Hoyt. Notice how much space is needed to move people in cars compared to on bikes.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Bikes back up during Broadway Bridge lift

Avatar by on April 27th, 2012 at 11:07 am

The scene this morning.
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(Photo: Gabe Graff)

Thanks to a few warm, sunny, and (quite frankly) amazing days of weather recently, Portland’s cycling spring has sprung. Yes, a chill has returned and even some crazy hail happened earlier this week; but the bikeways are still full of people. One neat thing about riding bikes in Portland is that, if you’re like most people who live east of downtown, you get to ride over any one of our beautiful bridges to get into work in the morning. Usually this is a highlight of the commute and usually it goes smoothly. But sometimes lifts happen. And when they do, it’s neat to see the huge line of bike traffic that backs up.

Here in America we’re used to seeing car back-ups; but seeing bike back-ups is something relatively new. Check out the photos of a back-up that occurred on the Broadway Bridge this morning (thanks to Nathan Farney and Gabe Graff for the images!): [Read more…]

Photos: Bike traffic in the Vancouver Gap

Avatar by on September 3rd, 2010 at 11:43 am

The morning commute on N. Vancouver, just before Weidler. Photo taken on Wednesday, 9/1.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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Bridge closure = more bike traffic (slideshow)

Avatar by on July 23rd, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Traffic through the Rose Quarter has been especially heavy due to the Broadway Bridge closure.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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Guest article: Bikes are ‘King’ at new farmer’s market

Avatar by on June 1st, 2009 at 11:13 am

Dave McCabe

[This guest article was written by Dave McCabe. Dave is a resident of the Alberta Arts neighborhood and is a regular bike commuter into downtown. A relative newcomer to getting around by bike, he’s current taking repair classes at the Community Cycling Center.

McCabe is also editor of American Scooterist, a magazine of the Vespa Club of America and a frequent contributor to scooter magazines around the world.]


People on bikes have flocked to
the new King Neighborhood
Farmers Market.
(Photos: Dave McCabe)

While Saturday was Bike Day at the PSU Farmer’s Market, a biking phenomenon of its own quietly unfolded the next day at the new market in the King Neighborhood.

The King Farmer’s Market is the fifth one organized by the longtime non-profit, Portland Farmer’s Market (founded in 1992). This particular market is put on in collaboration with the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (whose office is conveniently right next to the market). It is one block south of NE Alberta Street on 7th and Wygant in the King Elementary School parking lot. [Read more…]