According to a 2008 report by Alta Planning, bike crashes on streetcar tracks are a “major and underreported problem for Portland-area bicyclists.” Even so, the issue struggles to gain official attention because the vast majority of crashes do not get reported. Portland-based, grassroots transportation advocacy group Active Right of Way (AROW) hopes to change that … Read more
Mixing with streetcar tracks in Northwest Portland.(Photo © J. Maus) The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports today that six people who crashed while biking across streetcar tracks are now suing the city for negligence because more was not done to make the tracks safe: “Six cyclists who crashed while crossing the South Lake Union Streetcar tracks are … Read more
PDOT and Portland Streetcar, Inc. are embarking on a major project in the South Waterfront district. This new area will be like another Pearl District; complete with a streetcar line, tons of retail shops, and high-density, super expensive condos. Sounds great right?