brian davis

‘Sidewalk closed’: Portlanders fend for themselves amid building boom

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on October 23rd, 2015 at 8:46 am

brian rod

Rod Yoder, left, and Brian Davis are both looking for long-term solutions.
(Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland)

Portland’s official policy is that when push comes to shove, making it safe and efficient to walk is a higher priority than making it safe and efficient to bike, which is a higher priority than making it safe and efficient to drive.

So why is it that when construction closes part of a street, sidewalks are so often the first to go?

On Thursday, a local engineering consultant led a walk through downtown Portland to show that it doesn’t have to work this way.

[Read more…]

What’s happening on SE Clinton? New traffic data tells the story

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on July 8th, 2015 at 10:16 am

peak clinton traffic

Morning rush hour traffic in red; evening rush hour traffic in green.
(Data: PBOT. Image: BikePortland)

For more than a year, as advocates and activists have worked to build public support for traffic diverters on Southeast Clinton Street, a question has hovered: are car volumes really worse than they used to be?

[Read more…]