Is the City of Portland in legal hot water over how bicycling safety is impacted by streetcar tracks? A new lawsuit might answer that question.
Can you believe it? After many years of foot-dragging, PBOT is finally taking steps to address the dangers of streetcar tracks.
The view from NW Lovejoy.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) While Portlanders continue to suffer physical injuries and property damage due to falls on streetcar tracks and our local agencies put out safety videos and erect signs warning about the hazards, cities in Europe are actively trying to solve the problem. In the past few weeks we’ve … Read more
Twelve years after Portland Streetcar put rails onto to city streets, it’s still a Portland rite of passage to crash your bike on its tracks — and it’s still a maddening problem for the handful of people trying to solve it.
Still from “When I Ride” video.– Watch it below- With the big grand opening of the new eastside/central city loop extension of the streetcar being this weekend, Portland Streetcar Inc. (PSI) has just unveiled a new safety video. The video features (and is narrated by) Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) Advocacy Director Gerik Kranksy; but it … Read more
First responders attend to the injured man, while a concerned citizen looks on.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) This morning a man was taken away on a stretcher with serious injuries and numerous cuts and scrapes after he lost control while bicycling down the NW Lovejoy ramp. A witness who was driving his car up the ramp, … Read more
A visualization of plans at Broadway and Marion streets in Seattle as part of their First Hill Streetcar project that breaks ground this month.(Graphics: Alta Planning + Design and Fat Pencil Studio)