The new buffer will be completed this week (brown area is parking lane).(Photo: PBOT) The Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is taking advantage of a paving project to improve bicycle access on a major street in northeast Portland. On Friday, PBOT announced a new buffered bike lane is coming to NE Cully Blvd between Prescott and … Read more
The buffered bike lanes on SW Stark — which are supposed to be bike-only — don’t work at all.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) It’s been about three months since I shared my photos and thoughts about the buffered bike lanes on SW Stark street, so I figured it was time for an update. Back then I … Read more
PBOT will look to prevent this type of illegal driving.(Photo © J. Maus) The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has announced that they will analyze traffic behavior on the buffered bike lanes on SW Stark and could make changes to the street to improve bike access by the end of the summer. On … Read more
The entry to SW Stark east of 4th Ave as seen from my office window.(Photos © J. Maus) When the Portland Mayor Sam Adams announced new buffered bike lanes coming to two downtown streets back in May of 2009 there was talk of “innovation” and making bikeways appealing to the “interested but concerned” demographic. Adams … Read more
The buffered bike lane, westbound on SW Oak. (Photos © Elly Blue) It was a perfect Portland morning, alternating between gray and sunny. We’ve been getting tips all weekend about the new buffered bike lanes being installed downtown, and I decided to ride the full length of the new lanes and see how they work. … Read more
This drawing shows design of new buffered bike lanes. Notice how a lane of motor-vehicle traffic has been re-purposed and will now be used for bike traffic.