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Traffic diverters get painted and bring neighbors together in north Portland

Avatar by on September 5th, 2019 at 10:01 am

Neighbors in the Piedmont neighborhood recently painted these diverters.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

In too many city planning departments, diverters is a dirty word. As we’ve seen numerous times here in Portland, proposals to redirect which streets people are allowed to drive on is often met with vitriol.[Read more…]

A “bold, creative” Clinton bike boulevard? See for yourself tonight

Avatar by on July 13th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

This “bicycle mandala” graphic is one of the treatments PBOT is proposing to install in an intersection along SE Clinton Street to make it clear to people in cars that they are on a bicycle boulevard.

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A monumental day for Zoobomb, and for Portland

Avatar by on June 1st, 2009 at 9:56 am

Portlanders point with pride at the new Zoobomb Pyle, the City’s latest public art monument.
(Photo: Brian Borrello)

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Bryant Street Bridge designs on display at Starbucks

Avatar by on October 17th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

A Starbucks employees stands in front of the display.
(Photo: Brian Borrello)

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First look at new ‘Piedmont-Arbor Lodge Crossing’

Avatar by on June 26th, 2008 at 10:43 am

A design firm’s rendering of how the Bryant St. Ped/Bike Bridge might look in the future (See how it looks now in the photo below).
(Design by: Compressed Pattern)

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Artistic duo chosen to create Zoobomb Pyle

Avatar by on December 14th, 2007 at 1:43 pm

Vanessa Renwick
Photo © Montana Maurice

As part of the process to transform their iconic “Pyle” of mini-bikes into official public art, the Zoobombers have chosen two artists to help turn their visions into a reality.

According to regular Zoobomber Carl Larson — who (along with a group of others) is working with the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) on the project — they have chosen the dynamic duo of Brian Borrello and Vanessa Renwick.
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ODOT, neighbors work together for a better Bryant Street bridge

Avatar by on November 26th, 2007 at 10:48 am

Bryant St. Bike/ped bridge

North Portland resident Tony Tapay and
ODOT’s Joyce Felton on the Bryant Street Bridge.
(Photos © Jonathan Maus)

It’s been over a year since I first shared the news that the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) was considering improvements to the ailing Bryant Street bike and pedestrian bridge.

Now, I’m pleased to learn that the Piedmont and Arbor Lodge neighborhoods — in close partnership with ODOT — are moving forward with their efforts to make the bridge safer, more attractive, and more well-known.[Read more…]