East Portland Week

From June 9 – 13, 2014, the BikePortland team (all two of us) set up shop in east Portland. Our goal was to learn more about riding conditions east of I-205 and share our findings with you. We wanted to shine a light on this part of Portland that isn’t seen or heard from nearly enough. See all our special coverage below, and don’t miss the 152 images in our East Portland Week photo gallery.

It’s East Portland Week on BikePortland!

Avatar by on June 9th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

SE 102nd in Gateway

NE 102nd in Gateway.
(Photos J. Maus/BikePortland)

In case you missed the few minor announcements, today is the kickoff of East Portland Week here on BikePortland. That means Michael and I are focusing our time and coverage on bike issues and news that impact people who ride bikes east of I-205 — and hoping to enlighten those of you who don’t.

Right now, we’re both working from the Starbucks on the corner of NE 102nd and Halsey (Gateway Town Center).

Why do this? Many reasons: For starters, both of us live in neighborhoods relatively close to downtown. This means that our mental mobility maps are much different than folks who live further out (in other words, our perspectives on bicycling are central-city centric). It also means that we don’t know as much about the roads, the people, and the issues in outer east Portland — which is a huge part of our city that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves.[Read more…]