Enjoy more east Portland coverage as Michael and I empty our notebooks with a few short stories rolled up into one post.
“It just makes too much sense,” Chasse, 58, said in an interview at McMenamins Mall 205. “I mean, Yeah, light rail is great. And bus service is absolutely critical. But I mean, I quit driving.”
It was one of the boulders that broke Portland’s bike wave: a redesign of SE Holgate Street that converted one mixed traffic lane in each direction to a huge buffered bike lane between I-205 and 122nd Avenue.
Most Americans drive through areas that are models for traffic calming almost every day of their lives. But we don’t call them greenways or woonerfs or home zones.
Sunset atop Rocky Butte during 2010 Pedalpalooza. Join us (Photo J. Maus/BikePortland) We hope you’re enjoying our special coverage from east Portland. I think I can speak for Michael (he’s nodding next to me here at our remote office in the Starbucks at Gateway Town Center) and say we love being out here. New streets, … Read more
For biking, the difference between east Portland and central Portland is about the same as the difference between central Portland and Amsterdam.
122nd Avenue between Stark and Market.(Photo M.Andersen/BikePortland) 122nd Avenue is part of Portland. But it doesn’t look like “Portland.” Instead, it looks like America. And that means it’s a pretty big opportunity.
BikePortland news editor Michael Andersen and I are holed up in east Portland for an entire week of perspective-shifting, new-road learning adventures. Join us.