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Opinion: Commissioner Eudaly should act now to make streets more virus-resistant

Avatar by on April 7th, 2020 at 2:13 pm

The City of Portland could easily add temporary striping or barriers to the outside lanes on 122nd Avenue through Gateway to calm traffic and relieve demands on sidewalk space.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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PBOT Commissioner Eudaly: ‘Now is not the time’ to make street changes

Avatar by on March 30th, 2020 at 2:17 pm

SW Broadway and Oak at 5:12 pm on Thursday March 26th.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Rider’s letter to PBOT Commissioner Chloe Eudaly calls out conditions on N Williams

Avatar by on February 21st, 2020 at 11:40 am

Video still from Chris H’s camera shows a man driving in the bike lane on North Williams.
Watch it below.

[Note from publisher: I was CC’d on the letter below to Portland Bureau of Transportation Commissioner Chloe Eudaly this morning. It’s from a reader named Chris H.]

Dear Commissioner Eudaly,

Last night, as I was riding down N Williams, I noticed a motorist move into the bike lane and start driving down the bike lane because they felt that they didn’t need to wait in the motorist-only lane. I frequently have to correct motorist on how to use bike infrastructure and out of my interactions with motorist, I’d say a good 80% either don’t know they are doing anything wrong or at least pretend that they don’t know they are doing anything wrong, and they correct their course.

As you know, N Williams, purported by PBOT to be the most heavily used bike route in the city, doesn’t have a contiguous bike lane, nor does it have a single foot of evidence-based protected bike lane.

When I stopped to let the motorist know that he wasn’t allowed to drive in the bike lane, this is what happened;[Read more…]

Portland City Council passes ‘Rose Lane’ transit priority plan

Avatar by on February 14th, 2020 at 10:40 am

Coming very soon!

With existing plans as a foundation, buoyed by success of three initial projects, and — most importantly — with the full support of City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly and her staff, Portland City Council voted unanimously on Thursday to endorse the Rose Lane Project. [Read more…]

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly is ready to focus on cycling

Avatar by on February 12th, 2020 at 11:10 am

“As our population booms and we have smaller and smaller right-of-way to share, biking really needs to have a lot more direct focus from the Commissioner.”
— Jamey Duhamel, policy director for Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

Duhamel at Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting last night.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

A big thing happened at last night’s Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting: A current City Commissioner (via a staff person) expressed a direct interest in bicycling and said they want to make it a bigger part of their portfolio.[Read more…]

Grieving moms make traffic deaths real as Portland proclaims ‘Day of Remembrance’

Avatar by on November 13th, 2019 at 1:17 pm

Group photo after proclamation was read at Portland City Council this morning.
Left to right: Commissioners Jo Ann Hardesty and Chloe Eudaly; Oregon/SW Washington Families for Safe Streets volunteers Michelle DuBarry, Darla Sturdy, Kim Stone, and David Sale; Commissioner Nick Fish; Mayor Ted Wheeler.

Mayor Ted Wheeler announced at today’s City Council meeting that Portland will join a global movement by marking November 17th as World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. [Read more…]

‘Rose Lane Project’ launches with focus on racial disparities and climate action

Avatar by on November 8th, 2019 at 12:40 pm

“We are headed for catastrophe if we don’t make huge changes in the way we live and treat the earth and its limited resources. Concern is not enough, we need action.”
— Chloe Eudaly, PBOT Commissioner

The City of Portland officially kicked off the Rose Lane Project Thursday night at a special Portland City Council meeting that focused on climate change and was held on the campus of Portland Community College Southeast at 82nd and Division. It was a fitting time and place to unveil a project that could lead to the most significant transformation of how Portlanders get around since we built those damn freeways decades ago.[Read more…]

Rose Lane Project an effort to ‘redistribute’ right-of-way from auto to transit users

Avatar by on November 4th, 2019 at 11:52 am

A redistribution of roadway wealth from auto users to transit users happened last week on SW Main.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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PBOT gets council support for Vision Zero, except from Commissioner Hardesty

Avatar by on June 21st, 2019 at 8:46 am

Cover of PBOT’s Vision Zero 2-Year Update.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is making steady progress on their march toward safer streets. They’ve queued up an impressive slate of capital projects, worked the legislature to gain authority for speed limits and enforcement cameras, and have passed important plans with the policy backbone that enables them to do things like remove auto parking from corners (a.k.a. “intersection daylighting”), install crossing treatments in more places, and so on.

Last week PBOT brought their annual Vision Zero 2-Year Update (PDF) to city council. They don’t have to get council’s official blessing for reports like this, but PBOT often takes this step to burnish council relationships, lay political groundwork for funding requests, and get explicit support for what might be controversial Vision Zero-related moves down the road.

Things like this usually get unanimous support because PBOT doesn’t bring half-baked ideas to council and they brief each commissioner beforehand to make sure they are up-to-speed with the issues and information. So it was a big surprise when Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty voted no.[Read more…]

During Vision Zero presentation, Commissioner Hardesty says distracted walkers are ‘huge issue’

Avatar by on June 20th, 2019 at 12:02 pm

In the past five years, people walking have accounted for nearly 40% of Portland’s traffic fatalities.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty wants the transportation bureau to do more about distracted walking.
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