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PBOT plans to (finally) fill the protected bike lane gap on SW Broadway

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 8th, 2021 at 1:23 pm

(SW Broadway looking north and south from Oak. One section is protected and wide, the other is neither.)[Read more…]

First look at new bike lanes on NW/SW Broadway

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 23rd, 2020 at 3:44 pm

New parking-protected bike lane southbound on Broadway near Everett.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Mayoral candidate staffer victim of hit-and-run while biking on Vancouver Avenue

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 15th, 2019 at 9:46 am

Southbound Vancouver at Broadway.

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‘No More Deaths’ rally planned following recent fatality

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 22nd, 2019 at 1:29 pm

A woman was killed on Friday afternoon while walking across NE Broadway. Local advocates have now planned a memorial event to highlight the inherent dangers at this section of Broadway and encourage the City of Portland to do more to mitigate them.[Read more…]

Police investigate fatal collision at NE Broadway and Grand

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 19th, 2019 at 3:08 pm

NE Grand northbound at Broadway.

NOTE: Please see updates at end of this story. It was originally reported as a bicycle fatality; but we have since confirmed that the woman killed was walking prior to being hit.

Portland Police say someone has been hit and killed in the area of NE Grand Avenue and Broadway.
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Two injury right-hook collisions in two weeks at NW Broadway and Hoyt

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 22nd, 2018 at 3:42 pm

Nine days apart: Same intersection, same trucking company, same type of collision, same result, same problem we’ve known about for over a decade.
(Photos via @SmplicityCycles via Twitter)

It’s disheartening to start writing a post about the need for changes at a dangerous intersection only to recall that I already wrote the story. Nearly five years ago.

Another right-hook at Broadway and Hoyt: What can we do about this intersection?,” screamed the headline in our October 2013 post.

And here we are today with the same concerns, the same problems and the same intersection.
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Better Block volunteers prep for Broadway and Burnside demos in May and June

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on April 20th, 2016 at 3:34 pm

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A protected bike lane on SE 3rd Avenue in 2014.
(Photo: Greg Raisman)

Dozens of volunteers are now meeting weekly to plan temporary human-friendly makeovers of Northeast Broadway and the Burnside Bridge this spring and summer.

Better Block PDX’s next “work party” is tonight at Pizza Schmizza at NE 7th and Broadway, from 6-7:30 p.m. Next Wednesday it’s the same time at Black Water Bar, NE 9th and Broadway.

The Broadway demo will create a protected bike lane for one week, from May 9-15.

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State begins project on Broadway near Rose Quarter Monday

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 11th, 2016 at 11:41 am

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This double signal (see upper left of image) at Broadway/Vancouver/Interstate 5 will finally go away.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

On Monday the Oregon Department of Transportation will begin construction on the most substantive changes to cycling conditions we’ve seen on N/NE Broadway in many years. And it’s sorely needed.
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A closer look at the ‘Better Broadway’ pop-up protected bikeway

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 11th, 2016 at 11:47 am

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(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

For today only you can feel what it’s like to ride on Southwest Broadway without the threat of someone opening a car door into you, or someone parking in the bike-only lane, or someone squeezing you into parked cars. (Sorry I can’t promise you won’t be right-hooked before you get there.) That’s because a trio of “tactical urbanists” have come together to create a temporary protected bike lane between Salmon and Taylor, just outside the doors of the Hilton Hotel where a smart growth conference is taking place.
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Pop-up protected bike lane coming to SW Broadway tomorrow

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 10th, 2016 at 11:49 am

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Mock-up of a bikeway that’s set to make a cameo on Broadway tomorrow.
(Image: Nick Falbo/Alta Planning + Design)

Tactical urbanism is about to make another imprint on Portland’s downtown streetscape. Tomorrow morning, a trio of planning and place-making groups are planning to create a temporary protected bike lane on one block of Southwest Broadway.
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