PBOT, Oregon State to partner on research into bus and bike lane conflicts

As the City of Portland continues to roll out its Rose Lane transit-priority projects, the transportation bureau wants to push the design envelope beyond what federal guidelines allow. At Portland City Council this week the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will seek authorization (via this ordinance) to spend $80,000 on a contract with Oregon State … Read more

Collisions up at some bike box locations: Changes coming to SW 3rd & Madison

Collisions are up at SW 3rd and Madison.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) New data released by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) yesterday shows that collisions have gone up significantly at four of 11 intersections where bike boxes were installed in 2008. While longer-term policy and infrastructure changes are in the works for next year, PBOT … Read more

Momentum grows for federal policy breakthrough that would fast-track bikeway innovations

Bike boxes, like this one in the Rose Quarter, aren’t endorsed by the FHWA… yet.(Photos © J. Maus) According to Mike Wetter, the Senior Advisor to Metro Council President David Bragdon, the U.S. Department of Transportation is on the verge of a decision that could rapidly speed up the use of innovative bikeway treatments across … Read more