Diamonds (and bike-friendly speed bumps) are a rider’s best friend on Michigan Ave neighborhood greenway

When we think of what makes a great neighborhood greenway we often think of anything that reduces the speed and/or volume of cars. But just as important as who bike riders share the street with is the surface of the street itself. Large potholes, cracks and uneven bits are not only uncomfortable and inconvenient, they … Read more

As promised, PBOT will beef up diversion on Michigan Ave neighborhood greenway

PBOT project manager Ross Swanson (red shirt) and Piedmont residents Justin Thompson (middle) and Noah Brimhall discuss ideas to make Michigan Ave work better.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Nearly two years ago, the Bureau of Transportation made a promise to residents of the Piedmont neighborhood: If a partial median at N. Rosa Parks Way and Michigan … Read more

Small but important changes make North Michigan a better bikeway

When it comes to making neighborhood streets nicer for bicycling, sometimes little things can make a huge difference. N. Michigan Avenue is a good example. The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) began to make Michigan an official part of their neighborhood greenway network just over one year ago. The improvements have come slowly and in … Read more