The latest bicycling and bike tourism hot-spot is Sandy and the small communities around Mt. Hood. Now with a bike-friendly bus service and fledgling bike and pedestrian coalition, even more positive change is afoot.
Highway 26 through Rhododendron.(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) Reacting (in part) to the desires of more than 2,200 survey respondents, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is poised to implement several projects in the Mt. Hood area that will improve bicycling access. As we reported back in August, wider shoulders on Highway 26 and Highway 35 … Read more
ODOT has created an interactive map of the projects. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has revealed their list of projects that could get funding through their Mt. Hood Multimodal Transportation Plan (MHMTP). Along with the list is an online survey where you can tell them which of the 40 projects you think are most … Read more
Mt. Hood could use more travel options.(Photo: ODOT) The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has released an online survey that seeks input to inform their Mt. Hood Multimodal Transportation Plan. As reported back in March, ODOT wants to make it easier and safer to bike, walk, and hop on a bus around Government Camp, Timberline … Read more
On a bike trail between Rhododendron and Lolo Pass Rd.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Last weekend I had the good fortune to spend a few nights in a friends’ cabin in Rhododendron, a sweet little community about 20 miles toward Mt. Hood from the town of Sandy. I brought my mountain bike along with hopes of … Read more
Highway 26 through Rhododendron.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) knows that if Mt. Hood is to remain a popular recreation destination there’s got to be a better way to get up there than driving in a car. Highways that connect to Mt. Hood are becoming magnets for congestion and crashes, so … Read more