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When should streets use sharrows, painted lanes and separation? (graphics)

Where, exactly, do sharrows belong?(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Update: See below for a few other examples of graphics that try to answer this question. There’s an interesting, useful bit of transportation wonkery in The Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s “Blueprint for World-Class Cycling” that came out this week: a visual guide to which sort of streets should … Read more


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BTA’s new ‘Blueprint’ prioritizes 16 bike projects for Portland region

The state’s bike advocacy group chose 16 “almost metaphorical” projects in four categories. Oregon’s leading bike advocacy group has named sixteen projects in four categories as their top bike infrastructure priorities for the region. Released Tuesday, it’s the first update of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance‘s “Blueprint for World-Class Bicycling” since 2005, when the organization named … Read more


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BTA hears top project ideas for ‘Blueprint’ effort

Steve Hoyt-McBeth jots down his group’s ideas at yesterday’s event in City Hall.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) At City Hall during the lunch hour yesterday, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) enlisted the help of Portland’s brightest biking minds to prioritize the “world-class bikeways” that will act as the organization’s ‘Blueprint‘ for the future. The event was … Read more