Portland Streetcar will give free rides during Broadway Bridge closure

Get free rides during next week’s closure.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The impending closure of the sidepaths on the Broadway Bridge next week has started a lot of discussions about how the Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) handles traffic mitigation during construction. We have reported on the bicycling aspect of the closure; but many people are now … Read more

City “agonized” over three-day Broadway Bridge bicycle detour

Paths on Broadway Bridge will be closed for three days next week.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland For three full days next week, the paths on each side of the Broadway Bridge will be closed so the Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can do maintenance on the non-slip surface that covers the lift-span. The closure means that the … Read more

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Bike traffic navigates through Broadway Bridge closure

People negotiate the Broadway Bridge closure this morning.-Slideshow below-(Photos © J. Maus) Today was the first major test of a two-month closure of the Broadway Bridge. The bridge is closed due to streetcar track construction until September 3rd, however it remains open to biking and walking traffic. This morning, I heard from streetcar crews on … Read more

Details on traffic impacts of two-month Broadway Bridge closure

Bike traffic going onto Broadway Bridge.(Photo © J. Maus) Please note the PBOT traffic advisory below regarding an upcoming closure of the Broadway Bridge. The bridge will be completely closed to motorized traffic for two months starting July 6th, but it will remain open to biking and walking traffic. The closure is to facilitate streetcar … Read more