Sharrows, sparrows and a roadway revolution

St. Johns resident Walker Leiser (and his daughter) have seen their neighborhood transform in part because of the tree-lined, traffic-calmed street that runs through it.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) What the Bureau of Transportation has done in the past few years to develop a low-stress residential street network has revolutionized Portland neighborhoods. The changes aren’t always … Read more

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PBOT staffer off to Europe to study ‘livable’, residential streets

PBOT planner Denver Igarta and the reasons he cares about livable streets.(Photo © J. Maus) As a transportation planner at the Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), Denver Igarta has had a front-row seat to the development of Portland’s burgeoning network of low-stress, “neighborhood greenway” streets. Now Igarta will head to Europe to “uncover the secrets of … Read more

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NE neighborhood coalition to host “sharing the road” roundtable

Riding on NE Alberta.(Photo © J. Maus) The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN, one of several umbrella groups for Portland’s 95 neighborhood associations) will host an event on January 31st billed as, “Sharing the Road: People on the Move.” The event, which will include speakers from the BTA, the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition, and the City’s … Read more

Mayor Adams headed to Brussels for Velo-city Conference

That’s a cool logo. I hope someonebrings me back a T-shirt. Portland Mayor Sam Adams, his Chief of Staff Tom Miller, and Bureau of Transportation traffic safety specialist Greg Raisman will visit Brussels, Belgium next week for the 29th annual Velo-city Conference. Widely regarded as the premier bicycle transportation conference in the world (the 2007 … Read more

A closer look at bike boulevards in Mayor’s “First 100 Days” list

15 miles of Portland streets willget calmer, safer, and more enjoyable for bikes in the coming months.(Photo © J. Maus) At a subcommittee meeting before the monthly Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting in City Hall last night, the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Traffic Safety Program Manager Mark Lear and Traffic Safety Specialist Greg Raisman outlined details … Read more