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Open house set for “transformation” of NE Multnomah Blvd in Lloyd District

Going on a diet. On May 15th, the Lloyd Transportation Management Assocation (TMA) and the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will unveil their plans to significantly alter the roadway design on NE Multnomah Street. Or in their words, give it a “transportation transformation.” The open house announcement for this project — which we first reported … Read more


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Williams project update: Gordly weighs in; walking, biking tours announced

Traffic on Williams Avenue.(Photo © J. Maus) There are some new developments in the project to improve bicycling and traffic safety on N. Williams Avenue. Following the most recent Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting on August 2nd, project staff have announced that in lieu of a September meeting, they will host two tours of the street … Read more


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PBOT back to drawing board on Willamette Blvd due to parking concerns

Traffic analysis shows about 50% of car traffic on Willamette goes 40 mph (the limit is 35).(Photos © J. Maus) The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is considering other options for how to improve bike access on N. Willamette Blvd after hearing loud and clear from adjacent homeowners that they don’t want to lose on-street … Read more


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Opposition piles up on Holladay Street project

Mick O’Connell said his new development must have auto access on Holladay.(Photo © J. Maus) Efforts to improve bike access through the Lloyd District took yet another turn for the worse at a Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting yesterday. Several influential business interests — including a representative of the Portland Development Commission (PDC) — expressed opposition … Read more


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Holladay St project: From carfree to… compromised?

Already half-way taken up by a MAX line, a few parking spaces is all that stands between an excellent east-west bikeway on Holladay.(Photos © J. Maus) If you’ve been paying attention you know that the City of Portland is coming up against considerable opposition in their quest to make even modest improvements to bicycle access … Read more


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Editorial: Does Portland’s Bike Plan matter?

Time to get it off the shelf.(Illustration: Mark Markovich) I just returned from an open house for the Lloyd District Bikeway projects. Unfortunately, my hunches about the direction each of them is headed have been confirmed. At this point, I think it’s time to take the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030 off the shelf and … Read more


City begins public process for trio of Lloyd District bikeway projects

Stakeholder advisory committee met this morning.(Photo © J. Maus) The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation began the public process on three projects aimed to improve biking in and around the Lloyd District this morning. The three projects (which we first reported on back in May) include: improving bike traffic flow through the NE 12th … Read more