10 day closure of Interstate Bridge path starts today at noon

Southbound path of Interstate Bridge will have to handle more bikers and walkers going both directions from today through August 9th.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Oregon Department of Transportation issued a statement last night to warn travelers that the northbound biking and walking path on the Interstate Bridge will close for 10 days. The closure … Read more

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ODOT ready to install 29 new bikeway signs near I-5 bridge

Mock-up of one of 29 new signs created by ODOT to guide bike traffic near I-5 bridge. Last week we reported on unauthorized signage near the I-5 Bridge that was installed by a citizen activist to help bike traffic navigate the winding paths to Vancouver. The person who painted the stencils and posted laminated maps … Read more

ODOT will remove unauthorized bike signage near I-5 bridge – UPDATED

Unauthorized and subject to removal.(Photo: Todd Boulanger) The new signage and markings on the paths leading up to the I-5 bridge have been hailed as a much-needed improvement. Unfortunately, since they are unauthorized, the Oregon Department of Transportation says they plan to remove them. After getting a phone call from a reader this morning who … Read more

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Follow up: ODOT says I-5 bridge sidewalk gates didn’t malfunction

Gate on I-5 bridge.(Photo: Todd Boulanger) Yesterday we received information from a reader that the gates on the I-5 bridge sidewalk had malfunctioned, staying closed for over 30 minutes on Wednesday night and blocking access across the bridge for people on bikes and on foot. That reader, Todd Boulanger, has since been contacted by Kimberly … Read more

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Vancouver looks to improve I-5 bridge crossing for bikes

One of two new stencils comingto the Interstate Bridge. With no guarantee that a new bridge over I-5 between Vancouver and Portland will ever be built, transportation planners from the City of Vancouver are working on several projects they hope will improve bicycle and pedestrian travel across the existing span. According to Senior Planner Jennifer … Read more