Nice elevator when it’s working.(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) The opening of the Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge in July 2012 came amid much fanfare. The $13.6 million span over Interstate 5 provided a much-needed connection between the Lair Hill neighborhood and the burgeoning South Waterfront. While it’s a beautiful bridge to walk and bike on, it … Read more
The current stairs on the Gibbs Street Bridge are not befitting of a bike-friend city.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) “Sort of a joke,” and “atrocious” is how we’ve described the design of the bicycle wheel gutters on the stairs of the new Gibbs Street Bridge. Now it appears that the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will … Read more
A sign of disrespect? Or a minor inconvenience?(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) On the eastern end of the new (and carfree) Gibbs Street Bridge over I-5, there are two options: You can either carry/push your bike up or down the many flights of stairs, or you can wait for the elevator. When the elevator is not … Read more
The new Gibbs Street bridge as seen from the Aerial Tram.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge — a bridge built solely for people to be able to safely walk and bike across I-5 between the Lair Hill Neighborhood and the South Waterfront district — is now set to open on July 14th. … Read more
The sign (on the Moody cycle track) is done, and the bridge itself is coming along nicely.-More photos below-(Photos © J. Maus) It’s been just about 16 months since the Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge broke ground. And lo and behold, it’s set to open late next month. I took a ride in the Aerial Tram … Read more
Artist rendering. Construction of the Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge is set to being this month and Portland Mayor Sam Adams will host a ground-breaking event this Tuesday. Once complete, the Gibbs Bridge will extend 700 feet over I-5, connecting the Lair Hill Neighborhood to the South Waterfront District near the Aerial Tram. The bridge will … Read more
The City of Portland is moving forward with their plans to build a new bike and pedestrian bridge over I-5 that will connect the Lair Hill neighborhood with the South Waterfront district near the Aerial Tram. One of the concepts drawn up for the new Gibbs Street bike/ped bridge.