hawthorne pave and paint

Here’s what Hawthorne will look like after PBOT’s ‘Pave and Paint’

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 11th, 2021 at 2:11 pm

Before/after with PBOT rendering of new striping.

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104 businesses sign letter asking for protected bike lanes on Hawthorne Blvd

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 11th, 2021 at 3:53 pm

PBOT plans to restripe this section of Hawthorne with a center turn lane and three general purpose lanes instead of four.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

A project poised to repave and restripe a popular section of Southeast Hawthorne Blvd without bike lanes is set to begin next month and an activist who’s spent over a year pushing for them hasn’t given up hope.

Last week we received an email from Ben Manker-Seale, the owner of Focus Group Vintage on Hawthorne and 34th. It included a letter in support of protected bike lanes on Hawthorne Blvd signed by over 100 other Hawthorne Blvd businesses (see full list below). The legwork behind the list was Zach Katz, founder of Healthier Hawthorne, a grassroots group that has pushed the Portland Bureau of Transportation to install bike lanes on the street since April 2020. Katz has raised nearly $13,000 via GoFundMe to pay for a possible lawsuit against PBOT for their decision to not stripe bike lanes as part of the Hawthorne Pave & Paint project.[Read more…]

Father of teen killed by driver on Hawthorne Blvd questions city’s repaving plans

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 5th, 2021 at 12:37 pm

(Photo from Fallon Smart memorial ride on August 26th, 2016 by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland.)

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Activist wants to sue PBOT over Hawthorne Blvd bike lane decision

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 6th, 2021 at 10:06 am

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Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee to discuss ‘profoundly disappointing’ Hawthorne decision

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 8th, 2021 at 2:38 pm

Hawthorne Boulevard East of Calle Cesar Chavez.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

The decision by the Portland Bureau of Transportation to not install bike lanes on a popular commercial section of Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard continues to reverberate.

Since the decision on their Hawthorne Pave & Paint project was made one month ago, PBOT Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty has acknowledged that it might have been a “missed opportunity” and the Portland Planning & Sustainability Commission (PSC) has leveled concerns that the move will make it harder for Portland to reach its mode share and climate change goals. [Read more…]

Planning Commission members question PBOT’s Hawthorne bike lane decision

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 24th, 2021 at 12:19 pm

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

There was a notable debate at the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission meeting Tuesday night on a topic near and dear to our hearts: the Portland transportation bureau’s recent decision to re-stripe Hawthorne Boulevard without bike lanes.[Read more…]

Interview: PBOT Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty on the Hawthorne decision, traffic enforcement, and more

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 19th, 2021 at 11:38 am

(Photo: City of Portand)

I spoke to Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty on the phone last Friday. We covered a lot of ground. The interview below has been slightly edited for clarity and brevity.[Read more…]

PBOT staff face Bicycle Advisory Committee hours after saying ‘no’ to bike lanes on Hawthorne

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 10th, 2021 at 12:23 pm

Looking east on Hawthorne near 35th.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Portland’s Bicycle Advisory Committee was supposed to discuss which type of bike lanes would work best on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard at their monthly meeting Tuesday night. Instead of an optimistic strategy session that might have ended with a letter from the group with a bike lane recommendation, the discussion was punctuated by frustration and anger as news sunk in that there would be no bike lanes on Hawthorne at all. [Read more…]

A closer look at how PBOT will reconfigure Hawthorne Blvd

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 9th, 2021 at 3:41 pm

(From SE Hawthorne Pave and Paint Decision Report – PBOT)[Read more…]

PBOT will reconfigure Hawthorne Blvd without adding bike lanes

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 9th, 2021 at 10:33 am

The new configuration aims to calm the street and make it easier to cross.
(Source: PBOT)

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