ice biking

Icy biking open thread: Share conditions and your experiences

Avatar by on December 9th, 2016 at 9:25 am

A cold sharrow on the North Michigan neighborhood greenway.

A cold sharrow on the North Michigan neighborhood greenway.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

With a bit of snow yesterday and rain overnight, Portland is a sheet of ice this morning. Are you still riding?
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Overnight freeze leads to icy roads: Use caution until the thaw

Avatar by on January 4th, 2016 at 8:22 am

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Side streets are sheeted with ice. And just 16 people had crossed the Hawthorne as of 8:45 am.
(Photos: Mitch Lomacz (L) and Mark S. (R))

We warned you.
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A harrowing, icy commute

Avatar by on December 30th, 2015 at 10:30 am

An icy commute-1.jpg

Slick.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

If you rode into work this morning and are reading this, congratulations: You survived one of the most harrowing commutes of 2015. And I’m only slightly joking.

I almost didn’t.
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PDOT issues statement on icy streets; shares tips for bikers

Avatar by on December 15th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

PDOT just sent out a lengthy press release that gives an overview of their status and strategy in tackling the ongoing issues created by this week’s severe weather. The full press release is below (scroll to the bottom for some biking and walking tips):

City Crews Working to Clear Main Streets of Ice

Neighborhood Streets Still Very Icy
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My icy commute: How was yours?

Avatar by on December 15th, 2008 at 10:52 am

snowy bike lane on Interstate-2

Stay away from shiny spots.
Going south on N. Interstate Ave.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Now that was a bit scary.

I just arrived at our office in the Central Eastside after a challenging and harrowing ride from North Portland. I consider myself a pretty skilled rider, but with many streets covered in a sheet of ice, there’s really no chance of staying upright.
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