New “Bump” markings on Esplanade ramps part of larger safety campaign

New markings to warn people of the harsh bump as you roll onto the floating ramps on the Eastbank Esplanade.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Portland Parks & Recreation has added new pavement markings on the Eastbank Esplanade floating ramps to warn people on bikes to prepare for a bump. The new markings are part of a … Read more

New bumps installed on Esplanade ramps: What do you think?

The existing “transition strips” on the Esplanade ramps. See the new ones below…(Photos © J. Maus) The City of Portland Parks and Recreation Bureau has installed new bumps — a.k.a. “transition strips” — on one of the ramps (gangways) that leads to the floating portion of the Eastbank Esplanade. The installation is a pilot to … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Repairs to Esplanade (including bump fix) begin Monday

Portland Parks will test a smoother ramp nose (black piece) as part of routine maintenance on the Esplanade.(Photos © J. Maus) Routine repairs to the guardrails of the ramps that lead to the floating portion of the Eastbank Esplanade are set to begin this monday (11/29). Also, according to Portland Parks and Recreation, the work … Read more

Portland Parks addresses bumps on Esplanade ramps

Parks will consider adding stripes and signage to warn riders of these bumps.(Photos © J. Maus) Last week I joined a Portland Parks & Recreation staffer for a visit to the Eastbank Esplanade. Our intention was to see what, if anything, could be done to smooth out a series of bumps that exist on ramps … Read more